Meet our ambassadors

Lending their support

Meet the individuals who have lent their support to National Advance Care Planning Week.

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    Clinical Lead,
    Queensland’s Statewide Strategy for care at the end of life

    Dr Will Cairns OAM BA MBBS FRACGP FAChPM

    Will is Clinical Lead for Queensland’s Statewide Strategy for care at the end of life, having recently resigned as Director of the Townsville Palliative Care Service since 1992.

  • Liz_Callaghan
    Palliative Care Australia,
    CEO

    Liz Callaghan

    Liz Callaghan is currently the CEO of Palliative Care Australia, the national peak body for palliative care in Australia.

  • Charlie Corke
    President,
    College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand

    A/Professor Charlie Corke MB BS., BSc., MRCP(UK), FCICM

    Charlie is one of Australia’s leading Intensive Care Specialists and is currently President of the College of Intensive Care of Australia and New Zealand.

  • Megan Corlis
    Director of Research & Development,
    Helping Hand Aged Care

    Megan Corlis

    Megan Corlis is a registered nurse and has worked in a diverse range of roles in clinical and management across the acute sector including Geriatric Assessment, General Medicine and Palliative Care.

  • Kellie-Curtain
    Journalist and author,
    ‘What will I wear to your funeral?’

    Kellie Curtain

    Kellie Curtain authored the memoir, ‘What will I wear to your funeral?’ It’s an open, honest, heartbreaking, at times funny account of how her family prepared for the palliative care and eventual death of their beloved mother.

  • Karen-Detering
    Medical Director,
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Dr. Karen Detering

    Dr Karen Detering is the Medical Director of Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA), the leading body for advance care planning in Australia.

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    Project Officer,
    Department of Health

    Kim Greeve

    Kim Greeve is a project officer with the WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network within the Department of Health, introducing Advance Care Planning into Western Australia.

  • Ian_Henschke
    Journalist and Chief Advocate,
    National Seniors Australia

    Ian Henschke

    Ian Henschke is an award-winning broadcaster and Chief Advocate for National Seniors Australia, raising the profile of older people.

  • Colleen-Johnstone
    CEO,
    Palliative Care Tasmania

    Colleen Johnstone

    Colleen is passionate about advance care planning and over the last three years has lead Palliative Care Tasmania to provide education to over 17,000 Tasmanians in the areas of palliative care, advance care planning and grief and loss.

  • Susan-McGrath
    National Policy Manager,
    COTA Australia

    Susan McGrath

    Susan McGrath is the Canberra-based National Policy Manager for COTA Australia. Her role at COTA allows her to pursue a fervent interest in the wellbeing of older people and the issues facing an ageing society.

  • Dr Chris Moy
    General Practitioner,
    South Australia

    Dr Chris Moy

    Dr Chris Moy is a GP working in Adelaide with a long standing involvement in the areas of aged care, end of life decision making, palliative care and digital health at both state and national levels

  • Linda-Nolte
    Program Director,
    Advance Care Planning Australia

    Linda Nolte

    Linda Nolte is the Advance Care Planning Australia Program Director who is passionate about person-centred care, improving health care and leading programs.

  • LynnePearce
    Nurse Unit Manager Community Specialist Palliative Care,
    Tasmanian Health Service NW

    Lynne Pearce

    Lynne is the Nurse Unit Manager of the community Specialist Palliative Care team in North West Tasmania. A registered general and psychiatric nurse, Lynne has worked for 39 years in the health industry, in country SA and more recently Tasmania.

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    Professor of General Practice,
    University of Newcastle

    Professor Dimity Pond

    Professor Dimity Pond conducts research in the area of mental health and particularly dementia, focussing mainly on GP identification and management of this.

  • Julie-Rankin
    Occupational Therapist,
    Territory Palliative Care

    Julie Rankin

    Julie Rankin graduated from Curtin University in Western Australia, with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy).

  • Peter-Saul_Ambassador
    Director and Senior Specialist,
    Intensive Care

    Peter Saul

    Peter Saul is a senior specialist in intensive care at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, and Director of Intensive Care at Newcastle Private Hospital.

  • Craig Sinclair
    Research Fellow,
    Rural Clinical School of Western Australia

    Craig Sinclair

    Craig is interested in advance care planning, supported decision-making and end of life care, particularly in the rural context and among people living with dementia.

  • Glenda-Stevens
    CEO of Palliative Care Australia,
    BBus(Mkting), MBA(Dist), Grad Dip Human Rights, MAICD

    Glenda Stevens

    Glenda is a highly-experienced community leader, with an in-depth understanding of the Not-for-Profit sector and is experience working internationally and at the local level.

  • Ben White_ACP week ambassador
    Director, Australian Centre for Health Law Research,
    Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology

    Professor Ben White

    Ben’s area of research focus is end-of-life decision-making and his work is interdisciplinary with publications in law, medicine, bioethics and social science journals.

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