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Julie Adams: Managing Director

B Pharm, Grad Dip Hosp Pharm

Julie has worked in the area of oncology and haematology for the past 25 years, in a number of hospitals (both public and private) in Western Australia.  In 2000, she was successful in obtaining a grant from the Health Department of WA to establish the Home Cancer Care Service, which enabled oncology and haematology patients from Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner and Fremantle Hospitals to receive their chemotherapy and supportive care therapy at home.

Julie has extensive experience in the clinical care and therapeutic management of cancer patients, as well as in the development and management of cancer service delivery.  Her particular clinical expertise includes drug therapy of haematological malignancies, bone marrow transplantation and infectious complications in haematology patients.  This experience and knowledge has been enhanced by one national and two international preceptorships to study and benchmark the treatment of cancer patients in other health systems.

Julie is the immediate past Chair of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Committee of Specialty Practice in Cancer Services, and coordinated the education program for Cancer Service pharmacists for 10 years. She is a member of the Cancer Pharmacists Group of the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia.

Julie maintains an interest in environmental sustainability, including principles for sustainable housing and living.

Julie graduated from Curtin University in WA with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree in 1986.  She went on to complete her Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Pharmacy in 1995, and in 1999 she successfully obtained Board Certification in Oncology Pharmacy (US).

Julie is the 2016 WA Telstra Business Woman of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year. She was also a finalist in the 2017 Western Australian of the Year.

Lorna Cook: Company Director

M Nursing, MBA

Lorna has extensive experience in the area of health in WA working as a Registered Nurse in both the public and private hospital systems.

She received a hospital based diploma in nursing at St John of God Hospital, Subiaco in 1984, and then worked at Sir Charles Gairdner for nine years in a variety of roles including clinical, research and project management.  She then pursued academic advancement.

Having completed a Bachelor of Health Science Nursing, Lorna went on to achieve a Masters Degree in Nursing.  As part of her thesis Lorna was instrumental in setting up the first Pre-admission Clinic in WA through a Medicare Funded Project at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. The Program also incorporated an Early Discharge Program which provided clinical care in the community.  This project was positively evaluated and subsequently integrated into clinical practice at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

On completion of this project, Lorna left the field of nursing and entered the private sector working for a large multinational pharmaceutical company, earning numerous sales and marketing awards.  She spent over ten years in the oncology hospital based arena.

The completion of a Masters of Business Administration gives her a multifaceted overview of the health and business sectors.