Lenka Psar-McCabeChief Executive Officer
Lenka Psar-McCabe is an experienced senior executive in the health and business sectors and a non-executive director for community and disability organisations.
Lenka was appointed CEO of Palliative Care WA in May 2023.
She has significant experience in leadership, business strategy for growth, governance and facilitation, plus a passion for community service and community engagement.
Lenka holds a Master of Business Administration, two Bachelor Degrees in Commerce and Education, is a chartered accountant, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a Board member of the Anglican Community Fund and Advisory Board member to People with Disabilities Western Australia.
She spent 28 years at Perth Radiological Clinic, with almost 25 years as the CEO, significantly growing the business but remaining true to the values of the organisation of providing responsive, high-quality service and care to Western Australians. Prior to that she held a senior audit role with Ernst and Young.
Lenka has a keen interest in community engagement, advocacy and community education. She is particularly interested in helping community members, including those in aged care and people with a disability, to plan for the next stage of life. Palliative Care WA, a member-based, not-for-profit organisation can assist to bring a collective voice to consult, inform, support and collaborate with the aim of helping people and their families live their life as fully and comfortably as possible when faced with a life-limiting illness.
Jo MicallefAdministration 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.
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!
Helen GreenhamFinance 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 RehfeldtMarketing 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 LundCommunity 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 KenningtonAdvance 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.
Shane BaileyAdvance Care Planning Support
Shane has had a 30-year career as an Occupational Therapist mostly in the community sector. She has a passion for enjoying life and living well to the end. After supporting family members during their end-of-life, Shane recognised that people at end-of-life and their families often had many non-clinical needs that were not met. This led to Shane informing herself and undertaking training in the end-of-life palliative care area.
Since 2016, Shane has volunteered at the Kalamunda Palliative Care Unit supporting patients and their families. In 2018 she became the unit’s Consumer Representative. Shane has a strong interest in Compassionate Communities and volunteers time to support the City of Kalamunda in the development of the City’s Compassionate Communities Project.
Shane believes that information about dying and death and the ability to have conversations about these areas can result in living better and a better dying and death experience for the person and their family.