Tony Lawson – Chair

Tony has held a number of senior executive positions during his career namely, Principal Cabinet Officer, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Principal Consultant, Government Management Board, Director Corporate Services, Attorney-General’s Department, Commissioner for Consumer Affairs and Executive Director Office of Consumer and Business Affairs and Chief Executive Officer, City of Mitcham and recently as Executive Director, Institute of Public Administration Australia (SA Division). 

Maureen Mesiti

Joining as a volunteer at Daw House Hospice over 10 years ago, Maureen was approached to assist with fundraising activities that led to a Board appointment shortly after. She served as Deputy Chair for six years on the Board and served over three terms as Chair of the Laurel Palliative Care Foundation (formerly the Daw House Hospice Foundation).

Tim Williams

Tim has worked within financial management in the industrial sector for many years with such companies as Brambles, Shell and Toyota, gathering an abundance of experience, which he’s now applying within his role as Treasurer. 

Professor Jennifer Tieman 

Professor Jennifer Tieman is a Professor in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, a Matthew Flinders Fellow and the inaugural Director of the Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying (RePaDD) at Flinders University. The Research Centre examines the universal experience of death and dying and champions the contribution of palliative care to the person, the health professional and the health system. She is also Lead Chief Investigator for the CareSearch and palliAGED project.

Dr Tim To 

Dr To is the Head of Unit at Southern Adelaide Palliative Services. He is the chair of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) End-of-Life Steering Committee, and the co-chair of the SALHN Comprehensive Care National Standards Committee. He is also a member of the SALHN Clinical Review Committee, SALHN Older Person’s Steering Committee and SALHN Challenging Behaviours Committee.

Helen Walker

Helen is a palliative care nurse and experienced manager in a range of settings, currently Nurse Unit Manager at Laurel Hospice. Her palliative care experiences have included Clinical Management role at Mary Potter Hospice and Director of Nursing/General Manager of Cabrini Palliative Care in Melbourne.  Helen is a member of the SA Health EOLC Program Board, Deputy Chair of the Palliative Care South Australia Board and a valued member of the Palliative Care Australia Board. 

Dr Sue Bastian

As a scientist, teaching and research academic veteran in the tertiary education sector with over 22 years’ experience, Dr Bastian oversees multiple, gran- funded, complex projects with numerous industry and research stakeholders and collaborators both nationally and internationally. She has conducted scientific research initially on gut health, cancer and wound healing and more recently in viticulture, wine, sensory science and consumer behaviour. 

David Holden

David is a specialist in palliative medicine, working with the Northern Adelaide Palliative Service. He is a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide in the Discipline of Medicine. He is continually delighted in the passion for palliative care provision and improvement in South Australia.

Kathy Pearce

Kathy is the Nurse Unit Manager for Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service Community Team, having currently stepped out of this role to Project Lead the development of a Pathway to Palliative Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  Kathy has extensive experience in the field of Palliative Care, having worked with Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service for the past 14 years. During this time, she has developed a genuine interest in providing Palliative Care to the vulnerable populations that often have difficulty accessing services of the Specialist Palliative Care team.

Mark Waters

Mark Waters is the Executive Director of Palliative Care South Australia (since July 2019) and brings a breadth of health consumer and health practitioner knowledge and experience to the role. He is a life member of the South Australian Council of Social Service and through SACOSS established the Health Consumers Alliance of South Australia. Mark has a background in community health, mental health work, Alcohol and Other Drug work, training and advocacy.

Fi Abraham

Fi Abraham is Senior Manager, THRF Group – Palliative Care, responsible for developing and implementing strategies to increase statewide awareness of palliative care.  She also plans and delivers on communication strategies for palliative care, partnering with key partners, sponsors and stakeholders.

Briony Marshall 

Briony joined THRF Group in 2010 and is responsible for overseeing income development activities for THRF Group and its charitable affiliates. In her role as Chief Operating Officer, The Hospital Research Foundation, she identifies and manages continuous improvement opportunities for the business, with a focus on fundraising activities such as direct mail, digital marketing, peer-to-peer fundraising and events. 

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