The 9 members of the Establishment Committee have been meeting together since mid-2014 to develop the LGPA.
Louise Flynn PhD is the Chair of the Establishment Committee. She is a psychologist and has been the Manager of Support After Suicide for over 12 years. She is keen to see a strong loss, grief and bereavement sector, and so is pleased to be part of the development of the LGPA.
Annie Norrish is a social worker, family therapist and supervisor who has worked in the field of loss grief and trauma for many years. Her nursing background specialising in disability, experience with the Victorian bushfires, road trauma and suicide has connected her to many skilled and interesting people. She is pleased to be a part of this new association to support, educate and connect with others working in this field.
Annie Cantwell-Bartl PhD is delighted to be part of the Establishment Committee. She has trained as a palliative care nurse, a psychologist and as an analytic group psychotherapist. She has spent a professional lifetime involved in loss and grief and in supporting vulnerable individuals. She conducts counselling psychotherapy, supervision, education and research. She enjoys working collegially and in establishing a compassionate therapeutic space for people.
Anne Giljohann is a social worker and has worked in a range of settings including hospitals and family support agencies. She has worked in the bereavement field for the last 25 years and has extensive experience as a bereavement counsellor, group facilitator, supervisor and educator.