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Our Leadership Team

Louise Johnstone Forster
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

As CEO, Louise is driven to lead changes that see improvements for the rights of older people in Western Australia, and to ensure Advocare offers its staff and volunteers a positive space to also make their contributions to this vital work.

Louise studied Anthropology in the United Kingdom, and attained vocational qualifications in adult education in Australia. In the last decade, she’s completed her Master of Business Administration and governance qualifications, which she uses for governance roles as well as her professional management and leadership roles.

Social justice is a core value for Louise. Anywhere she can contribute to work in this area is where both her head and heart can meet. Her goal is to leave this earth with a legacy of having made a positive impact on people and the community she lives within.

 

Erin Timu
Development Manager

Erin has more than 20 years of experience working with peak bodies, professional services and small to large-sized, private organisations. She has extensive experience in community and regional development, stakeholder engagement, project management, leadership and marketing and communications.

Erin joined Advocare in 2021, drawn to the values of Social Justice, Empowerment, Integrity and Equity, and is committed to shining a light on the issues and challenges older Western Australians face.

As Development Manager, Erin leads our community development, volunteer, projects and marketing teams. She is passionate about driving Work Health and Safety initiatives to support and increase the health and wellbeing of the Advocare team.  She looks forward to growing our brand and strengthening our community and stakeholder relationships to increase our support for older Western Australians.

Hazel McKenna
Acting Program Manager, Operations and Advocacy

Hazel joined Advocare in 2019 and has worked across various programs supporting the rights of older people in Western Australia. With her in-depth knowledge and grass-roots experience working as a Senior Case Coordinator in Community Home Care she is excited to be taking on the interim role of Program Manager.  

In 2023, Hazel graduated from the Emerging Leaders in Governance Program from which she hopes to give back to the community through participation on boards.

In her most recent role as Senior Project Officer, she's worked closely with the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) in the design and delivery of the Home Care Check-in Service Pilot. Through this she's gained a greater understanding of the barriers older people experience, how ageism impacts quality of life and wellbeing and the importance of a trauma-informed approach to care and service provision.

Hazel hopes to assist Advocare to continue to meet its strategic objectives and to shine a spotlight on the outstanding service Advocare provides to older people in Western Australia. 

Harry Bloch
Acting Corporate Services Manager

Harry is a results-focused business professional with a distinguished track record in financial management and strategic leadership. He is passionate about fostering collaborative environments where team members feel supported and motivated—values that strongly align with Advocare’s mission.

Holding a Bachelor of Business degree and a CPA qualification, Harry has built a diverse career spanning roles in both Australia and Southeast Asia. He excels in both top-down and hands-on financial management. His tenure includes five years as CFO for a Perth-based AI technology startup, where he played a pivotal role in raising seed capital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harry is no stranger to Advocare, having successfully completed a six-month stint in 2023, where he led the implementation of a new accounting system and year-end audit process. As he joins the Leadership Team, the organisation looks forward to benefiting further from his financial acumen and team management skills.