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.
Tash has formal qualifications in Business (Strategic Management and Marketing UTAS) and has spent most of her career building businesses, managing teams, executive coaching and consulting. She has also spent considerable time in the community services sector, predominantly in Disability Services (DHHS) and for the past year as the Consumer Representative Service Coordinator with Flourish, Mental Health Action in Our Hands Inc. Her focus for the past year has been on member engagement, program and stakeholder management and businesses development.
Tash works part time with Flourish, and we are lucky to have her join us here at Palliative Care Tasmania part time, as the Project Officer for The Bereavement Care Network.
Tash is passionate about her two beautiful girls and making a positive contribution to the community.
Strategic Project Lead – Workforce Development . .
Sarah comes to Palliative Care Tasmania with extensive experience in delivering strategic projects and managing partnerships with community, organisations and government. She has worked in the community sector in Tasmania to support organisations realise change, build frameworks for achieving outcomes, and recognise the value of the work they undertake. With post-graduate qualifications in community development, she has also worked alongside communities who have experienced trauma as a result of the 2009 Victorian Black Saturday Bushfires, supporting groups to revision, design and deliver new projects for community renewal and resilience.
Having experienced her own palliative care journey as a carer for both her mother and father, Sarah finds deep meaning and value in the work of PCT.
She is inspired by the possibilities and the potential to be gained by supporting and strengthening the workforce development of the palliative care sector in Tasmania.
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.