Lana Glogowski – Chief Executive Officer
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 Lana 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 reveled 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 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.
Jo Micallef – 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 has an ability to build strong long-lasting client relationships.
Following her graduation from Curtin University with a Bachelor of Arts, English and Communications, 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 eight years.
Helen Greenham – 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.
Liz Rehfeldt – Marketing and Communications
Liz Rehfeldt has worked extensively in senior communications and marketing roles in the not-for-profit sector, public and private hospitals, State Government, the university sector and through her communications consultancy.
Starting her career as a newspaper journalist, Liz moved into communications and marketing, predominantly in the health, disability and multicultural sectors. She has been responsible for initiating, developing and managing communications and media relations strategies, issues and reputation management, brand management and stakeholder events. Liz also worked in project management for an aged care home support transition project in the South West and on State Government COVID-19 communications.
Liz has a Bachelor of English degree majoring in journalism and certificate qualifications in documentary making and community engagement.
In the part-time Marketing and Communications role, Liz manages awareness campaigns, produces promotional materials for Palliative Care WA’s activities and events, ensures messages effectively reflect our strategic direction, and manages all aspects of reputation management and branding.
In her spare time, Liz enjoys connecting with family and friends and making the most of the great outdoors with her husband and dogs.
Sabena Lund – 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 the 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 focused 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.
Julia Kennington – 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 to 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.