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Our Leadership Team

Louise Forster
CEO

Louise joins Advocare with a high level of relevant experience in the not-for-profit sector across various aged care, disability and community service organisations. In addition to holding senior executive roles, Louise is currently Vice Chair of Palmerston Association, a not-for-profit organisation providing services to people affected by alcohol and drugs.

Louise has a strong understanding of Advocare's vision and its strategic priorities and is well aware of the challenges currently facing the aged care sector and how this impacts our services for older Western Australians and their families, and their increasing demand for services.

Louise's formal qualifications include holding an MBA. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, is a qualified internal auditor, and is accredited in workplace training.

Erin Timu
Development Manager

Erin joins Advocare with over 20 years’ experience within peak bodies, professional services and small to large-sized private organisations. Her most recent roles were within a workforce project with National Disability Services, and she was Program Manager with the Australian Institute of Company Directors for nearly 12 years.

Erin specialises in stakeholder engagement, project management and team leadership. She is passionate about creating strong, positive team cultures, and building effective and purposeful relationships.

Erin’s values are deeply aligned with Advocare – Integrity, Empowerment, Social Justice and Equity. She looks forward to joining the team and contributing to the growth and quality of Advocare services to older Western Australians.

Lisa Gagiero
Corporate Services Manager

Lisa is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years of accounting and finance experience in a variety of roles in private, public, not-for-profit businesses across a range of industries, including banking, electricity, construction and project delivery.

Lisa enjoys meeting new people and fostering relationships with all stakeholders to improve the organisation's systems and reporting. She has extensive commercial experience which equips her with a set of tools to manage and lead the corporate services area.

Advocare’s values of integrity, empowerment, social justice and equity resonate strongly with her and she is excited to be part of an independent, community-based not-for-profit organisation.