Colleen Johnstone, Peak Body

CEO, Palliative Care Tasmania Limited

Colleen studied international business at the University of Tasmania before embarking on a career with the Australian and Tasmanian Public Services. She has reviewed organisation performance, developed industry policy, managed foreign direct investment policy and projects, run national programs, developed and implemented legislation, and managed regional development in southern Tasmania. Her passion is working to ensure everyone has equitable access to support, education and community. This saw her move to the not-for-profit sector where she is the CEO of Palliative Care Tasmania Limited.

When Colleen is not working she is generally running her two teenagers around to hockey or pretending to watch her husband play hockey.


TasCOSS Board Members


Adrienne Picone, Chief Executive Officer

CEO, Tasmanian Council of Social Service

Penny Egan, Organisation

CEO, Cancer Council Tasmania

Jacinda Armstrong, Representative (North/North-West)

CEO, Playgroup Tasmania

Danny Sutton, Organisation

CEO, Colony 47

Lisa Coulson, Representative (North/North-West)

North/North-West Regional Manager, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre

John Stubley FCA GAICD, Treasurer, Individual

CEO, Hobart City Mission

Alexander McKenzie, President, Public Officer, Individual

Individual Member

Connie Digolis, Peak Body

CEO, Mental Health Council of Tasmania