About PCV

Our People


Palliative Care Victoria enjoys the long-standing support of two eminent patrons:
Dame Beryl Beaurepaire, AC, DBE and Sir James Gobbo, AC, CVO, KStJ.

Palliative Care Victoria Board

Palliative Care Victoria is an incorporated association and is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Seven board members are elected by members at an Annual General Meeting and two directors are appointed by the Board. The Board meets regularly to provide sound governance.

Current Board members are: Dr Barbara Hayes (Chair), Shannon Thompson (Vice-Chair), Michael Corry (Treasurer), Rachel Bovenizer, Dr David Brumley, Karen Conte, Dr Judi Greaves, Dr Claire Hepper and Jade Odgers.


Palliative Care Victoria is the peak body representing palliative care and other relevant health services and health professionals, patients, carers and people with an interest in palliative care. Currently we have 167 members, including 93 organisation members.


Heather Stevens, Office & Member Services Manager
Heike Fleischmann, Volunteer Engagement & Capacity Building Manager
Maree Chilton, Accounts Manager (Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Mike Kennedy, Projects Manager
Nora Fernandes, Community Engagement & Capacity Building Manager
Odette Waanders, Chief Executive Officer

Our Values

We uphold the inherent value and dignity of each person and their right to high quality palliative care that is responsive to their physical, social, psychological, cultural and spiritual needs.

We initiate and engage in respectful collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders so that their perspectives, expertise and contributions enable us to achieve our vision and mission.

We are consistently truthful, open and sincere in all that we say and do.

We seek to advocate for and support the provision of care and comfort to relieve pain and suffering and to promote quality of life

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