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.
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.
With more than 20 years experience, Venéy is a qualified professional specialising in integrated marketing/communications, media, branding, strategic and stakeholder management. In addition to leading a successful national consultancy she has held senior positions in agencies, commercial, State Government and for purpose environments. Most recently she was the Deputy CEO of another community sector peak body. Venéy is values driven and her key strength lies in the ability to deliver outcomes in a thoughtful, creative and collaborative way, harnessing a sense of common purpose and delivering impact for the people and sector we serve.
Venéy 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.
Gaylene is an experienced and awarded Registered Nurse with more than 25 years experience. Gaylene’s nursing career has seen her work in primary health care and general practice, then extend to public health, including preventative health programs. She has spent many years in the oncology and palliative care fields and brings her vast experience to her role as an educator at Palliative Care Tasmania.
Gaylene is passionate about connecting people and their families with quality support services, particularly within regional and rural communities and equally dedicated to delivering quality Palliative Care education to the community.
Joining the PCT Team in 2021, Oriana brings over three years of experience working in administration, research, and marketing and communications roles within the retail, vocational education, and transport sectors. Ori as she is known around the office is inspired by our sector and keen to contribute and learn. Ori will support our Members and usually be the first person you come into contact with at PCT.
In her spare time Oriana enjoys cruising around on her road bike, taking in Tasmania’s beautiful scenery.