Albany Community Hospice has a Board of Management that is made up of dedicated community members that have the various skills required to ensure that we maintain a high level of governance. To achieve this and to support the Board of Management, subcommittees have been developed to manage a vast range of issues related to the operations of the Hospice.
Jane supports projects that improve rural people’s quality of life and provide
better access to facilities and services in rural communities. Her focus is on community infrastructure, services for disabled, youth and elderly,
and, small business development, tourism and landcare – all with the goal of supporting vibrant and sustainable communities.
Jane was awarded 2001 Outstanding Rural Leader of the Year by the Australian Rural Leadership Network and she completed the Australian Rural Leadership Program in 2004. In 2003 she received an Australian Centenary Medal for services to rural communications. In 2014 Jane was a finalist in the Telstra Business Women’s Awards, WA. Jane has been a director of Western Australian Community Foundation and Greening Australia WA division, and she has been an unsuccessful candidate in Federal elections several times. She is currently a director of Leadership Western Australia and a member of the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention WA.
David has lived and worked in Regional Australia for the last 15 years. He has an honours degree in Economics and has worked in Economics and Finance for the last 11 years. David has worked regionally in Merredin, Narrogin and Albany and provides financial solutions to the agribusiness sector. Having lived and worked in small regional towns, David understands the importance of community and the need for strong engaged and committed volunteers. David is currently an Independent Public School Board Member and was previously a board member at Narrogin primary School.
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Jeff attended Hale College in Perth and then the University of WA where he graduated in Medicine in 1965. He specialised in neonatal paediatrics from 1973 – 2008 at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Subiaco. Jeff retired in 2008, moved to Albany and ceased clinical practice. He has the occasional teaching role with medical students in Albany. Jeff is married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren. He has many family connections with Albany and is a descendant of the first mayor.
Dr Fontana graduated from the University of Notre Dame Fremantle in 2012 (MBBS) after originally completing a degree in Exercise and Sport Science at the same institution. He has since completed his residency terms at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in a variety of specialties, as well as spending time working with Silverchain in community roles. It was in a community role in palliative care that he developed his interest in the field. Dr Fontana currently works at Southern Regional Medical Group and as a General Practitioner Registrar.
Ingrid Storm grew up in Albany and studied Psychology at Murdoch University in Perth but has spent most of her professional life in Sydney. She has an Honours degree in Psychology and a Masters in HR Management. Currently the Clinical Director of a Neurotherapy Clinic in Albany, she has worked as a Psychologist in the Department of Health and in Private Practice and as a Manager in Anglicare NSW and Sydney Lifeline. For nearly 10 years she worked in a range of large organisations as an Organisational Development Consultant and, more recently, as a University Tutor in Management at UWA Albany Campus.
Michelle Burton moved to Albany from Sydney in 2011 with her husband and two young daughters. After graduating with a Bachelor of Administration, Michelle has been involved in a variety of Management roles over 18 years with Toyota Financial Services, and more recently as Guest Experience Manager and owner alongside her husband Andrew at Albany Toyota. Michelle has recently joined the Albany Community Hospice Board and has a genuine interest having lost both parents to cancer. She hopes that her involvement in the local business community and the Great Southern Grammar family will allow her to contribute positively to the Hospice and it’s fundraising activities.
Eliza is a Noongar woman from the Menang and Goreng tribes. She is a mother of five adult children, nan to 18 grandchildren and six great grannies.
Eliza's previous employment includes "Homemaker" - Department of Native Welfare in Gnowangerup and Community Support in various roles for the Department for Community Welfare in Albany.
In 1999 Eliza became a mature-aged student at Curtin University and completed the three year course and graduated. During the 2000’s Eliza was a Graduate Welfare Officer managing cases for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families.
In 2015 Eliza became a GSEDC mentor for Noongar kids at Mt Lockyer School and completed further studies at TAFE included Assessment and Training, Mentoring, and Diploma Certificate IV in Community Service.
Eliza has worked as a volunteer for many years in childcare and held roles in Albany and Gnowangerup, and for Southern Aboriginal Corporation and Yongerup Aboriginal Corporation.
Eliza states that "As a Christian I thank God for all that I am and all that I'll continue to be. My life has been challenging, but there are people in the world and in our own back yard who are worse off. I am passionate about making a difference to People's lives and well-being, and feel I've been richly blessed."
Michelle has worked in the health industry for 35 years starting her career as an Enrolled Nurse and then later completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with 1st class Honours. Since 1999 Michelle has worked in the community and not for profit sector, specialising in Palliative Care, Quality and Management. In 2013 she completed her Masters in Health Management, Quality and Leadership.
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