Chief Executive Officer
Colleen has extensive experience as an executive and senior manager. She has worked for 15 years for both the Australian and Tasmanian Governments in a number of positions and managed a large range of complex projects. Colleen is passionate about palliative care and the community sector in Tasmania. She has led Palliative Care Tasmania for five years and under her leadership, PCT has changed governance and organisation structures, delivered outcomes on millions of dollars of grants and projects, and positioned itself as a key health peak body.
Manager, Community Engagement
Sharon King is an Allied Health Professional with an interest in all aspects of health. Sharon’s background is as a Dietitian APD (Accredited Practicing Dietitian), with a Masters in Dietetics and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment, and experience working in clinical, community and private settings. She has worked on palliative care, rehabilitation, and oncology wards. This piqued her interest in palliative care and improving the overall quality of life of patients and supporting the family/loved ones. Sharon’s passion is in educating and working with the community to improve resources from within. She has worked for Palliative Care Tasmania (PCT) for over 4 years and has enjoyed the ongoing opportunities to work in this sector of care. Working with communities and developing partnerships to strengthen resources, is a vital part of the work PCT do and Sharon looks forward to continuing this work into the future.
Manager, Communications and Policy
Prue has over thirteen years’ experience in communications, marketing and public relations, with a wealth of knowledge across a variety of platforms, specialising in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to PCT, she worked for Uniting Tasmania in a Local Area Marketing capacity, and with Make-A-Wish Australia in the role of Media, PR & Ambassador Manager. Through these roles she has managed national media strategies, ambassador portfolios, business partnerships media and communication plans, and also worked across a variety of fundraising and volunteer branch campaigns and programs. Prue is passionate about ensuring that all people, no matter what their age, have access to the best quality palliative care and end of life services available.
Community Engagement and Administration Officer
Louise has experience on a deep level of all the issues Palliative Care Tasmania works with. She is passionate about delivering information, education and doing community talks around end of life. Louise brings her personal and professional experience together when dealing with people she meets in her work. She has a lovely way of including every person, on whatever level they are comfortable, whether working on an individual level or in a group setting. Louise also provides administration and project support to the Bereavement Care Network Tasmania and is passionate about bereavement services and support.
Rose is the all-round office guru and go-to person. She is who you will most likely talk to via phone or email if you contact Palliative Care Tasmania. Rose is passionate about making palliative care a more accessible service and support to Tasmanians, especially in terms of after-hours care. She is also a huge advocate for advance care planning and encouraging people to tell their loved ones what their wishes are at end of life. Rose’s background is varied, and she has worked in insurance, communications, website design and development, admin and business support for small businesses and government agencies, and now back at PCT for a second time. Rose loves to travel and is an avid dog fan.