She has a special interest in policy development in Aged Care and Palliative Care and has served on numerous national committees and advisory boards.
As a Director on a number of Boards including Foodbank Queensland, she has a keen interest in implementing best-practice corporate governance in the not-for-profit sector.
Catherine is also the Director and Founder of Mickel Consulting, a government and community relations consultancy specialising in the health and welfare sectors and KelKel Global Education and Training, a training company specialising in Leadership Development in emerging Asian economies.
Ms Robyn Elliott
(B.Comm, MBA, MAICD)
Robyn holds Board roles with the CIO Executive Council Australia and the Foundation for Information Technology Sustainability. She is also a member of government panels for digital innovation research. Robyn’s career includes extensive technology consulting experience across Australia and South-East Asia as an IBM Principal and an Accenture Partner.
Elisabeth is a registered nurse with a clinical career in cancer care at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She has maintained a long interest in palliative care since visiting Dr Cicely Saunders at St Christopher’s Hospice, London and meeting Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in the USA in the late 1970’s. While working at Queensland Radium Institute before it merged into RBWH, Elisabeth established the original palliative care consultation liaison service at Herston.
Elisabeth also spent 10 years in various corporate and major project roles gaining valuable state-wide and national experience in health service delivery.
With qualifications in Interactive and Visual Design, Information Technology and Marketing, Tracey has overseen the media and communications, brand management and public presence activities of a number of innovative organisations including personalised healthcare, information technology, sports and industrial technologies.
Whilst running Bespoke Interactive, her digital communications company for over 13 years, Tracey is also a published author and has and has written courses, lectured and managed undergraduate and post-graduate courses at QUT in Brisbane for a number of years. Tracey is also actively involved with a number of startup organisations and companies and supports mentoring early career programs for students.
Ven Lozang Rigsal
Venerable Lozang Rigsal studied the Buddhist Studies Program at Chenrezig Institute for five years and was involved in the Chittamani Hospice since its inception in the role of counsellor.
Rigsal spent a further two years at Dorje Chang Centre in New Zealand, was Spiritual Program Coordinator at Tara Institute in Melbourne and most recently provided spiritual care at Karuna until 2015.
Along with Venerable Rigsal, Tom joins the Karuna board as a representative of the Foundation for the Preservation of Mahayana Buddhism, with whom Karuna is affiliated. Tom brings to Karuna years of studies and practice with various teachers including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the spiritual head of the FPMT.
Tom is also Company Secretary.
Qualifications: LLB (Hons), MBA, B.Comm, B.Sc
Life member Australian College of Physicians. Life member AMA. Order of Australia for services to leukaemia.