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 seven 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.
Marketing and Communications
Pippa is a specialist in marketing, communications, community engagement and stakeholder management.
Her skills and knowledge have been built up over 35 years of work in the not for profit, education and public sectors in Western Australia and overseas. For the last seven years Pippa has been running her own consulting business, concentrating on assisting community organisations, authors and artists to effectively tell their stories, build their brand and engage their community.
With her extensive experience, Pippa has built up strong skills in managing marketing and promotions activities and plans, developing and managing websites, strategic planning, brand management, crafting internal and external messaging, and producing targeted copy for publications, newsletters, websites, media releases, social media and advertisements.
Pippa has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Management from the University of Western Australia.
In the Marketing and Communications role Pippa manages consumer awareness campaigns, produces promotional and marketing materials for the broad range of Palliative Care WA’s activities and events, engages our membership through relevant and timely communications, ensures our messages effectively reflect our strategic direction, and manages all aspects of branding and marketing collateral.
Working part time for Palliative Care WA, Pippa continues to juggle her own consulting work along with the various creative pursuits, such as dancing, photography and painting, that keep her life in balance and her spirit happy.
Administration and Events
Jo is a sales and administration professional with extensive skills and experience in people management, administration, events management, marketing, sales and business development, and an ability to build strong long-lasting client relationships.
Following her graduation from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Arts, English and Communication, Jo worked in various roles throughout the corporate sector including Retail Management, Operations Manager at a large logistics facility and in various Training and Development roles.
After a small break to raise a family Jo then successfully set up and ran her own small retail businesses for 8 years. She then re-entered the corporate sector as an Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Director of one of the most notable and recognised interactive media companies in Australia.
This role is her first foray into the not for profit sector and Jo is loving the challenge!
Community Education and Projects
Sabena is a highly skilled communicator, specialising in adult education, training and group facilitation. She has strong skills in developing and delivering adult education and training, facilitating groups, engaging with community and working with volunteers.
Sabena has a Master of Psychology (Counselling) from Curtin University. Her work roles initially combined adult education and/or training with individual counselling. Since 2005 she has focussed on her passion for working with people in groups. Sabena has gained experience in the community, not for profit, health, aged care, education and public sectors.
Working part time for Palliative Care WA, Sabena enjoys time with her family and in volunteering. She has a small consultancy delivering workshops in resilience building. Sabena enjoys swimming, cycling, bushwalking and music.
Finance and Accounting
Helen is a finance and accounting specialist with many years of experience in public practice and commerce.
As a Chartered Accountant Helen brings to Palliative Care WA extensive knowledge and skills in all aspects of cash flow management, payroll, Business Activity Statements, annual and event budgeting, grant acquittals and the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports.
Helen has been at Palliative Care WA for six years.
Advance Care Planning Support
Julia is a Community Services professional with qualifications in Community Services, Dementia Care Practice, Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. Having worked in Aged Care for the past 16 years, Julia has a passion for supporting individuals to maintain autonomy and independence and be able to make choices in their own care.
Julia has lived experience with grief and loss and supporting family living with dementia and other complex health conditions. An avid dog lover Julia spends as much time as she can with her beloved pup, supporting her two adult children and visiting WA’s South West region.
Commencing with Palliative Care WA in January 2022 as the Advanced Care Planning Support Officer, Julia aims to provide personal and practical help for people to be able to progress their Advanced Care Planning, explore their values and express their wishes.