Our People


Les Graham, Chairman

Les Graham, Chairman

Mr. Les Graham OAM
Chairman

My family moved to the Central Coast 63 years ago and I have watched and been involved in its development since the days of steam and running boards on motor cars.

I have served on many committees from sporting to industry, including eight years on the Area Health Board which included honorary treasurer. I chaired the Salvation Army advisory board in the delivery of Woodport Retirement and Nursing Home Village.

I have held the role of Chairman of this Foundation since its inception and it has been a privilege to lead the Board in its support of our Volunteers.

David Palmer, Board Member

David Palmer, Board Member

Mr. David Palmer
Deputy Chairman

David Palmer’s working life started in a private business in Kurri Kurri. He came to the Central Coast in 1952 and worked for Wyong Shire Council and studied for many years to become a Health & Building Inspector. In1975 David travelled the world to study Waste Disposal and Recycling. He has been a company director and currently manages a private super fund.

David was employed by Wyong Council for 39 years. He was Director of Health Buildings and Development prior to retirement. David has been on the Palliative Care Volunteer Foundation for 12 years, and is currently the Deputy Chairman. David has been a JP for 3 years. He is married with adult children and five grandchildren.

David is keen to continue and to contribute to the field of public health.

Mr. Paul Warwick, Treasurer

Mr. Paul Warwick, Treasurer

Mr. Paul Warwick
Treasurer

Current Position: Retired from extensive career in health management. Former CEO Central Coast Division of General Practice and Area Director of Community Health Services with CCAHS. Board member since 1989.

REASON FOR BEING ON BOARD:

The 1980’s saw Palliative Care developing as a health speciality. The need for an integrated service model across the carer, patient, health and support service domains was clear for those creating and leading the CCHPCF. Thus the link between the Community Health Division of CCAHS and the Foundation was seen as essential.

As service director I was requested to join the Board and despite being retired now my membership continues.

PERSONAL:

Married, with three grown children. I strongly believe in the value of “community” and the capacity of social capital building to enhance health and wellbeing.

Peter Cleasby, Director

Peter Cleasby, Director

Mr. Peter Cleasby
Director

 

 

 

Jan Davison, Secretary

Jan Davison, Secretary

Ms. Jan Davison
Secretary
Jan’s role for the last 22 years has been to look after all administrative duties relevant to the running of the Foundation.

Jan joined the Volunteer Service 24 years ago and was part of this group for 12 years. She says ” I have lived on the Central Coast for 32 years and I have four children. I have seen the Foundation grow over those years and support our Volunteers to enable us to have the exceptional Volunteer Service that we have today.”

George Miller, Board Member

George Miller, Board Member

Dr. George Miller
Board Member

Dr George Miller has been practicing GP on the Central Coast since 1984.

I was invited to join the Board as a GP representative in 1990 when I was inspired by the vision and practicality of the first Palliative Care specialist on the coast Dr Brian Shaw.

I have also served as a board member of the Central Coast Division of General Practice in 1998-99 and again from 2008 up to the present. This has enabled me to contribute to palliative care, advanced care planning and general practice over this time. My greatest pleasure had been to witness and assist in the provision of volunteer services that the Foundation has provided with such excellence over this time.

John Butlin, Board Member

John Butlin, Board Member

Mr. John Butlin
Board Member
I am a 67 year old retired solicitor. Before semi retirement in 2000 I was a partner in a local firm of Solicitors. Until recently I have been working full/part time as a locum. I was a member of Apex (approx 11 years) Rotary (approx 8 years) and a founding chairman of Camp Breakaway Inc of San Remo- ( a board member for 21 years). From personal experience I became aware of the importance of good Palliative care and when asked to join the board of the foundation in 1996 I was very pleased to accept and have been a board member ever since.

Graham McGuiness, Board Member

Graham McGuiness, Board Member

Mr. Graham McGuiness
Board Member

 

 

 

 

Joan Brown, Volunteer Representative Board Member

Joan Brown, Volunteer Representative Board Member

Ms. Joan Brown
Board Member / Volunteer Representative
When I retired – although I enjoyed my hobbies; bushwalking, gardening and swimming, I was also looking for an opportunity to serve within my community. Through hearing about Palliative Care from a friend, I then commenced a Palliative Care Orientation Course which led to my 20 years of volunteering, thus being one of the most rewarding journeys of my life.

I have been a Director of the Palliative Care Foundation Board for 12 years and as such represent volunteers.

Linde Davis

Linde Davis

Ms. Linde Davis