Our Staff

Our team is here to support the palliative care community

Linda Hansen

Executive Officer

Linda has been with Palliative Care NSW for 15 years. Prior to that she worked as a consultant with a range of clients including Palliative Care Australia. Linda worked for Carers Australia for some years and before that was an employee of the Commonwealth Public Service in Canberra. Linda has a passion for improving access to quality care for everyone. She often jokes that once you’re in palliative care – you’re in for good! Linda has a broad range of skills that include governance, policy and strategic planning. Linda has a Bachelor of Arts in social sciences and a reasonable capacity to hold a tune.

Kate Bowman

Manager, Volunteer Support Services Programme

Kate joined Palliative Care NSW first during her internship through Macquarie University as part of the requirements for a Bachelor of Social Science degree back in 2016. Her first project involved talking with volunteer managers of community services about their volunteers who find themselves incidentally coming into contact with people at or near the end of life. Since then Kate has undertaken a variety of social research including looking into developments in aged care and palliative care, complementary therapies, and rural and regional volunteering. Kate is a passionate supporter of volunteering having been both a volunteer and volunteer manager in a variety of capacities throughout her life. Now she feels privileged to help steer the Volunteer Support Services Program into the future.

Megan Burke

Policy Officer

Megan was introduced to Palliative Care NSW in July 2015, as part of an internship program while completing a Masters of Policy and Applied Social Research at Macquarie University, concluding a study on palliative care volunteering in aged care facilities during this time. Since the end of the internship Megan has begun working part-time as a Policy Officer for Palliative Care NSW and is currently investigating the experiences of volunteers in paediatric palliative care, with more projects to follow throughout the year. Having quickly developed an intense belief in the importance of high quality palliative care Megan is excited to learn more about how this sector could be improved and share this knowledge along the way.

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Palliative Care New South Wales is the peak body in NSW representing palliative care providers and those with an interest in palliative care. Palliative Care New South Wales is a member of the national peak body Palliative Care Australia.

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