BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
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 Mouritz - Chair
Jane moved to Albany from Hyden in 2015 and was involved in the Hyden community for 37 years. She has served in local government,
and also as an appointed member to a number of State and national advisory committees, including the Regional Communities Program, Stronger
Families and Communities Initiative, the National Advisory Committee for Ageing, Internet Advisory Panel and the WA Telecentres Advisory
Board. She is currently a director of Leadership Western Australia and a member of the Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention WA.
Jane is currently studying full-time in Albany at the local UWA campus.
David Halstead - Vice Chair
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.
The Hospice is very close to David’s heart and he is committed to ensuring that it will be continue to provide an exceptional quality of care to its patients and their families for many years to come. David lives in Albany and is married with three young children.
Diana Currie - Treasurer
Diana completed a Bachelor of Business Major Accounting, in Perth in 1981.
The family spent some years in the wheat belt town of Moora, before moving to Albany in 1998.
Diana has had extensive experience in small business and not-for profits, most recently as the Business Manager for 15 years of an Independent School in Albany. Diana assisted with the management of the day to day operations of the School, as well as the extensive building program and the management of Government grants and loans resulting in a highly successful and well-resourced organisation. Passionate about the NFP sector, budgets, HR and risk management are some of the many specialised areas within Diana's capabilities.
Currently Diana works part-time between Lincolns Accountants as the Internal Accountant, consults to Independent Schools in the Great Southern and works for a small business in the hospitality area, in Albany.
Michelle Burton - Secretary
Michelle 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 its fundraising activities.
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.
Ingrid returned to Albany in 2011 with her family. Joining the Board has enabled Ingrid to contribute to an organisation that was born shortly after the death of her brother Michael at the age of 34. The Storm family will always be grateful for the palliative care support they received at this time that allowed Michael to die at home.
Ingrid has had extensive professional and personal experience in the area of loss and grief and can relate to the experiences of people at this significant and vulnerable time.
Jeanann was born and schooled in Kenya and studied physiotherapy at Guy’s Hospital in London. Married Richard soon after qualifying and farmed
in Kenya for a few years. Their farm was bought compulsorily and so they moved to Australia and farmed at Boyup Brook until their farm was
again bought compulsorily! They moved to Albany having bought The Action Station Health Squash and Fitness Centre. Jeanann took a keen interest
in local community work, was a member of Rotary and was elected President of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, she also taught Fitness Training
After a few years the health club was sold and Jeanann worked in Real Estate and then started an Events Company. During this time, she ran, among other things, the Albany Classic Car event for a few years and was the first coordinator of The Albany Farmers Market.
Jeanann’s husband, Richard, recently died from mesothelioma and her three children and seven grandchildren live mostly overseas and so she is keen to be involved and active in community work especially the Albany Community Hospice.
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Michelle started her career as an Enrolled Nurse and then later completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with 1st class Honours. Since 1999 Michelle
has worked in the community and not for profit sector. In 2013 she completed her Masters in Health Management, Quality and Leadership.
Michelle worked as a Case Co-ordinator for Silver Chain Hospice Care Service for 7 years before moving in to a Business Development and management role. Michelle left Silver Chain in 2012 to take up a senior management role with the South West Medicare Local which expanded and enriched her knowledge of primary health care.
Michelle has been involved in research; managed projects; and participated on reference groups nationally and at a state level. In May 2014 Michelle joined Albany Community Hospice bringing together her passion for Palliative Care and management.
Subcommittees of the Board
Medical Advisory Committee
Chair ~ Dr Kirsten Auret
Medical Credentialing Committee
Chair ~ Dr Kirsten Auret
Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee
Chair ~ Diana Currie
Communications and Fundraising Committee
Chair ~ Jeanann Barbour
Membership and Governance Committee
Chair ~ Meagan De Piazzi
Property and Procurement Committee
Chair ~ Ingrid Plug
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