The Board is made up of members of the palliative care and broader community, elected at the Annual General Meeting, and each contributing to a range of skills which provide robust organisational governance.
The Board is supported by an Advisory Panel of clinicians who provide advice on specific clinical issues.
Board Members 2016
Associate Professor Gregory Crawford is a palliative medicine physician. He is Senior Consultant in Palliative Medicine and Director of Research and Education with Northern Adelaide Palliative Service. He is an Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Adelaide. His basic medical degree was awarded by the University of Adelaide. He was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine by thesis from Flinders University in 2008. His major research activities are the psychological issues for people and their carers at the end of life, and for clinicians. He has a research interest in advance care directives particularly for vulnerable populations. He has particular interest in the end-of-life issues for people with non-malignant disease. He has strong involvement in education of medical students, postgraduate students, advanced trainees in palliative medicine and generalist providers such as general practitioners, community nurses, and other allied health professionals.
Elizabeth Ho OAM Elizabeth's career has been distinguished by a commitment to community engagement and multiculturalism in public sector and university roles. As an Associate Director of the State Library of SA and later, as the inaugural Director of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at UniSA (1999-2014) she built deep community connections through alliances with private, community and government organisations to deliver broad public learning opportunities. This included an alliance with Palliative Care SA. Her past appointments have involved her in extensive loyalty building, fundraising and sponsorship development.
Dr Peter Ford is a GP in the Tea Tree Gully area. He has been providing palliative care in residential aged care facilities, at home and in private hospital settings for 32 years. He is a Clinical Lecturer with the Department of General Practice at the University of Adelaide, involved in general practice training, and Clinical Examiner for the RACGP. Previous positions have included Chairman of Adelaide North East Division of General Practice, President of AMA SA, and Treasurer and Chair of various sub-committees including Healthy Ageing at federal AMA. Currently he is an Elected Member of Council of the City of Burnside.
Nick Redin is the Chief Operating Officer for Thoroughbred Racing SA Ltd, the governing body for the thoroughbred racing code in South Australia. His role as Chief Operating Officer includes the management of the Finance, Administration, IT and Racing Departments as well as overseeing the enforcement of specific government legislation. He manages the relationships with a number of industry stakeholders and has represented SA on national thoroughbred racing industry Boards and Committees. He has broad experience in the professional services environment (accounting) and has worked across a diverse range of small and large manufacturing enterprises and service industries in a number a differing roles in both for and not for profit organisations.
Paul Kitching is the Business Development Manager with FULLER Brand+Communication, a full service integrated marketing agency. Paul was recently National Advertising Manager with the Australian Traffic Network and previously Advertising Manager with Rip It Up Publishing and Opinion Media. As an experienced media sales, business development professional Paul brings the Board solid media and business contacts as well as a personal passion to continue to build awareness for palliative care. He sits on The Big Issue Fundraising Committee, chairs The Salvation Army SA Marketing Committee and is a regular contributor to 891 ABC Adelaide's "Drive Show".
Rosemary Caruso is a Senior Lawyer at Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers. Rosemary is a member of the Law Society Succession Law Committee and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Rosemary heads up the Wills & Estates team and provides advice on estate planning – Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives, assisting executors and administering estates and estate disputes. Rosemary presents to community groups about the importance of having estate planning in order and regularly does home and hospital visits to those who are receiving palliative care.
Helen Walker is a palliative care nurse and experienced manager in a range of settings, both public and private sector. Her current position is Clinical Services Coordinator at Daw House Hospice in Adelaide. Helen's palliative care experiences have included the Clinical Management role at Mary Potter Hospice, the Director of Nursing/General Manager of Cabrini Palliative Care in Melbourne, the only fully integrated private sector specialist service in Australia. and Calvary Bethlehem.