There are 9 members serving on the LGPA Committee. They volunteer their time to direct the activities of the association.

The LGPA was established in 2014 to help to build a network for loss and grief practitioners throughout Victoria.

Louise Flynn

Louise Flynn PhD


Louise is a psychologist and has been the General Manager of Support After Suicide at Jesuit Social Services for more than 15 years. She is keen to see a strong loss, grief and bereavement sector.



Anne Giljohann

Anne Giljohann

Social Worker

Anne 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.

Annie Cantwell-Bartl PhD


Annie 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.

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