Graduating from a New Zealand university with a secondary English teaching qualification, Lana Glogowski taught in the classroom for a short while before pursuing other opportunities. Over the following decades she worked in a broad range of community development operational and management positions in the not-for-profit sector as well as with state and federal government. Ten years ago she established her own consulting business which has flourished over that time, honing her commercial skill and further developing her project management expertise.
Other leadership roles have included one term as a local government councillor and five years as the president of a major sporting club.
Introduced to the palliative care sector via her consultancy business, Lana took up the executive officer position four years ago and while it has been a steep learning curve she has thrived on the opportunity to grow Palliative Care WA. Under her leadership the organisation has diversified its strategic priorities while maintaining its core business as the peak body within the palliative care sector. Lana has revelled in the opportunity to lead the CEO Roundtable on Palliative Care, deliver community-based workshops on Advanced Care Planning and engage with traditional media to increase awareness and understanding of palliative care.
With a partner and three almost-adult children, Lana has a busy home life which includes coaching an adult netball team and as many visits to the gym as she can fit in.
Vicki Barry was appointed to PCWA’s business development portfolio in March 2016. She is an accomplished professional with extensive leadership and operational management experience across government, corporate, health and community sectors. She has held senior management roles at headspace Joondalup, UnitingCare West, City of Wanneroo and Diabetes WA.
In her current role, the challenge is to expand PCWA’s membership, and its supporter and revenue base to ensure the organisation’s sustainability and relevance to the palliative care sector. A system-designs thinker, she is quick to assimilate information, generate ideas and connect people to create opportunities. Using these strengths, she continues to develop multi-sectoral networks and strategic partnerships to fund and deliver projects vital to ensuring equitable access to quality palliative care based on need, not prognosis and life expectancy.
Vicki has a Master of Leadership and Management (Curtin University) and is a graduate of the Centre for Social Impact (University of Western Australia). She is keen to imbue social value and responsibility so that death and dying is everyone’s business. She is a champion of the development of Compassionate Communities in WA and is a proponent of advance care planning. In her effort to raise awareness and encourage people to talk about death and dying, she has hosted the Perth Death Café since 2014.
Working part-time, Vicki balances many roles and projects including that of carer for her partner who is living with younger onset dementia.
Marketing and Communications Officer
Robyn has a Bachelor of Commerce and has worked in the health industry for more than 10 years in both government and not-for-profit organisations. Robyn has a variety of skills across marketing, communication and data analysis and is excited to be part of a growing organisation trying to positively influence people’s end of life experiences.
With a young child and two adult step-children Robyn balances home, sporting interests and working part-time at PCWA. Robyn is excited to be leading our consumer awareness campaign in Advance Care Planning in 2019.