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Who we are

The PCSA Board consists of elected voluntary members who are collectively responsible for the proper governance of the organization, for establishing policy and setting strategic goals, and monitoring performance against the Strategic Plan.

The Board profile reflects a range of skills and expertise to support best practice in a not-for-profit context. The  sets out processes for Board appointments and describes responsibilities

Professor Gregory Crawford


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 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.

Ms Helen Walker


Helen Walker is a palliative care nurse with experience across the public and private sector. Her current position is Clinical Services Coordinator at Laurel Hospice at Flinders Medical Centre 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.

Mr Nick Redin


Nick Redin has served as Treasurer since his election to the Board in 2015. He is 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 industry Boards and Committees.

Ms Mirsia Bunjako

Mirsia Bunjako is currently a Senior Program Manager at the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.  She is managing the Try, Test and Learn project which is supporting 80 women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds into training, mentoring and employment. She also manages the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Project empowering people with disability to engage and participate in the community as everyone else.

Mirsia is delighted to have the opportunity to nominate for the Board of Palliative Care SA. She is passionate about Palliative Care having had to deal with a number of deaths in the past 15 years.

Ms Rosemary Caruso

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.

Ms Annie Fabig

Co-Founder and former Director of Osmoflo Pty Ltd for 26 years, prior experience includes customer service management and finance roles with DHL Worldwide Express and BP Australia. Osmoflo Pty Ltd developed from an engineering start-up to into a highly regarded, worldwide desalination business with over 220 employees.

Annie’s experience is in the areas of general management, HR and organisational change, strategic planning, finance and board roles. Board positions have included the development of corporate governance charters and policies, subcommittee work and Chair roles for over 25-year period.

Annie has a personal interest in strengthening the objectives and functions of PCSA.

Elizabeth Ho OAM

Elizabeth lost a mother and husband to cancer over 2004-5, and strongly supports community palliative care. She has two children and four grandchildren, and has direct experience of the complex role of being the carer during periods of chronic and terminal illness.

She has held senior positions in public and higher education sectors and offers extensive experience in governance, community engagement, strategic planning, fundraising, sponsorship, PR, and cultural diversity policy and practice.

Dr Patricia Montanaro

After graduating from the University of Adelaide in 1986, Dr Montanaro spent the first 10 years gaining extensive medical experience in a variety of hospital and community roles.

She now splits her time between general practice and a variety of non-clinical roles with a strong focus on health advocacy, health outcomes and training the next generation of doctors, including Registrars at the Kensington Road Medical Centre.

She served as President of the AMA in South Australia and on the College Executive as well as being an examiner of students and registrars. Dr Montanaro speaks fluent Italian and has been consulting in Norwood Medical Centre for over 15 years.


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