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 Susan Emerson


Susan Emerson has had twenty-five years’ experience in residential and home care, having worked in clinical and managerial leadership, undertaken design and project coordination for new aged care facilities and made a sustained contribution to service and policy thinking at state and national levels.

She has been a recipient of numerous awards including an international study scholarship and “Citizen of the year” from one of SA’s largest councils.

Babis Mavrakis


Babis Mavrakis has extensive experience in business and commerce. He is the Director – Business Advisory at William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors and a member of CPA Australia.

Babis also worked for the Australian Taxation Office, and completed the first GST audit in South Australia.

Babis believes that care is essential in any approach to service and his financial expertise will be an asset to the board.

Ms Mirsia Bunjaku

Mirsia Bunjaku 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.

Mr Nick Muirhead

Nick Muirhead is a senior lawyer at Norman Waterhouse Lawyers responsible for their provision of specialist Estate Planning advice.

Nick is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the peak body for professionals “Advising Families Across Generations”.

Nick is passionate about raising awareness of the importance of Estate Planning and Advance Care Planning. He is also keen to assist in better positioning the PCSA to invite and attract private philanthropic giving, so that the PCSA’s many dedicated members are better resourced to focus their time and expertise on improving the availability and quality of palliative care services for all South Australians.

Ms Annie Fabig

Annie Fabig is the 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.

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.

Sally Huefner

Sally is currently working within the food industry in a FMCG South Australian food manufacturing business and has been in this position since 2012. The South Australian food industry and the FMCG environment is a dynamic and exciting industry and Sally’s role as a Category Brand Manager within the Marketing department is to set and manage the strategic direction for the brand portfolios that fall under her control.

As a professional marketing person with a wide range of corporate experience, Sally recognises the importance of consumer trust in a brand and understands the target market.

Sally’s previous roles have included positions at Metcash as a Category Buyer Food and at Harris Scarfe as Buying Controller for Homewares, Manchester & Furnishings. Her career is solidly based within the retail and marketing environment which has enabled her to get a strong understanding of consumer behaviour and commercial business drivers.

On a personal note, Sally has 2 adult sons and a German Short Haired pointer. She is an active competitive and social tennis player and Junior Coordinator of the ETKG tennis club, supporting junior players during the summer and winter seasons.


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