Jania Warner

Managing Director

MBA, B Bus (Mkting), AICD

It’s all about people.  The challenge for any organisation is to truly engage its people to activate their power and energy.  It’s this positive energy that transforms businesses, creating great workplaces that achieve great outcomes. Engaged employees connect more confidently with your customers and each other.  We can support you to achieve this.

“I believe that people should be able to go to work and feel good about their contribution.  This is why I have founded and developed an organisation to develop and support employees to succeed. You entrust your employees to us. I make a commitment to you to develop your people. We encourage an understanding of self as part of any program – this is our difference.”

Angela Marks-Boulton

Program Manager

Grad. Dip (Edu), B Nurs, RN, CIV (TAE)

Angela is able to share from her extensive experience within nursing and aged care. Her resume spans from working across a wide range of wards within major hospitals, including rehabilitation wards (disability), to being responsible for all aspects of care, including medications and dementia specific care, within residential aged care facilities. Angela's previous experience within the financial services and airline sectors ensures that her students gain from her customer service insights and can utilise these in the new Consumer Directed Care environment.

“I'm always struck by how heartfelt the people are who work in the community services sector - it's great seeing their excitement grow as they become more capable and confident"

Angela McWiggan

Program Manager

Grad. Cert. (Applied Business), Grad. Cert. (Org. Coaching), Advanced Dip (Mngt), CIV (TAE), HBDI practitioner

Angela has 30 years’ experience spanned across many different sectors particularly involved in leadership, psychometric testing, change management, project management, compliance & OH&S. She is passionate about inspiring participants to realise their full potential and developing a continuous improvement mindset to both their workplace and their own lives.

"I enjoy seeing people let go of the anxiety that they are often holding onto when they start the program. It is a fulfilling experience being part of their journey of self-discovery and enlightenment, and it is very rewarding to see the new found confidence, skills and knowledge being implemented in the workplace."

Christine Parks

Program Manager

RN (Div2), CIV (TAE)

Christine’s extensive experience within nursing, disability support and aged care makes her a Program Manager who ‘gets-it’. Her resume spans across almost every aspect of the community services sector including as a Case Manager, a Disability Services and Support Manager, a Client Services Manager and an Enrolled Nurse. Christine’s background allows her to transfer the necessary theory into personal examples – it makes for engaging real-world training.

It’s a great feeling watching people’s confidence grow as they become more capable -  you can see them become happier with the results they're delivering with their clients ...and they’re happier at work"

David Brown

Partnership Manager


David’s extensive heritage in partnership management within the education sector spans across more than a decade. The depth of his expertise within training is informed from successfully managing client relationships across a broad spectrum of industry sectors; from community services to civil construction, from business to information technology, and more. He is driven by your needs and enjoys aligning your goals with programs appropriate to building team members to confidently achieve these. Anyone who deals with David is immediately reassured by his knowledge, his integrity and absolute professionalism too!

"I really enjoy working with my clients and thoroughly understanding their needs in developing their employees to reach their full potential."

Diana Stevens

Partnership Manager


Diana's effusive personality combined with her extensive heritage in partnership management within the medical and health care sectors makes her a highly valued member of our team. She has a willingness to take time to listen to truly understand, a strong work ethic, a willingness to adapt, and an enthusiasm to acheive a positive result. Diana's warmth and professionalism make her a quick favourite with everyone she meets - clients and colleagues alike!

"Knowing we are empowering people to make a positive difference in their workplace, and within themselves, is really rewarding."

Donna Reis

Program Director

BA, Cert. Nursing, CIV (TAE)

Donna has a wealth of ‘real-world’ experience, working for many years in nursing, health and community services areas.  Combined with her expertise in training and people development, Donna provides our participants with an outstanding learning experience.

"I get so much genuine satisfaction from working with our participants; empowering them so that they can confidently and ably make changes in the workplace that ultimately support their clients with disabilities and in aged care."

Elizabeth Vaughan

Program Manager: Animal Control & Management

CIV Vet. Nursing, CIV AC&R, CIV Govt, CIV Govt. (Stat Compl), CIV (TAE)

Liz has over 15 years experience working within both metropolitan and regional local government organisations and assisting and developing new projects within the Local Laws and Animal Management sector. Her expertise as a trainer is further supplemented with her hands-on experience as a qualified veterinary nurse and her years teaching english overseas including in Japan and Singapore. Everyone who trains under Liz loves her sessions and genuinely respects the depth of her expertise.

“I get great satisfaction from passing on knowledge to others, developing new ideas and creating 'out-of-the-box solutions that work and are compliant with our legislative requirments - it's about creating a good outcome for all.”

Jane-Ellen Mountford

Program Manager

CIV (Aged Care), Cert. Nursing, CIV (TAE)

With a solid career in the community care sector combined with a substantive career in nursing, supplemented by further studies, Jane-Ellen has significant ‘real-world’ knowledge. Her successful appointments span from experience in acute nursing, disability, children and youth mental illness, aged care, hospitals, infectious diseases and sexual health areas; all enabling her to share a depth and range of expertise with her participants.

“I passionately believe in the rights of people as they get older; for them to be treated with respect and dignity across all areas of their lives.”

Karen Davey

Partnership Manager

Karen’s ability to quickly win and retain people’s trust is testament to the genuineness of her character and her warm personality. Karen has a rich customer service heritage and is a passionate ambassador for her clients, which is only one of the many reasons why they value and respect her so much. We’re confident that you’ll soon come to like her and value her contribution as much as we do!

"It's really simple - interacting and helping people is at the heart of who I am."

Katherine Graham

Partnership Manager

Katherine's extensive experience managing customer relationships in the highly sophisticated FMCG market makes her a natural fit in the Warner Institute team. Her empathetic personality and positive character means that everyone who deals with Katherine leaves with a smile on their face. Katherine's ability to truly understand her client's needs, and then move 'heaven and earth' to ensure that they're met, makes her a favourite.

"I genuinely love working with people. I'm truly passionate about providing quality educational experiences that enrich personal growth."

Pamela Eliason

Program Manager

B. Nurs, Post Grad Dip (Gerontology), RN, CIV (TAE)

Pamela is able to share from her very considerable experience spanning across more than two decades within clinical nursing in a wide range of fields including medical, surgical and psychiatric and a number of aged care facilities including as a clinical supervisor within the Rumbalara Aged Care Facility; an aboriginal cooperative where she was responsible for the effective supervision of students, education of personal care workers and management of 35 residents. Her extensive experience is further supplemented as an educator in aged care and nursing at both tertiary and VET level and she is currently completing her Masters in Gerontology.

“I'm am a passionate advocate for the elderly and vulnerable to be treated with dignity, respect and their wellbeing supported - this is the foundational message that I impart to my students."

Rhonda Hawke

Education Manager

MBA, Grad. Dip. (Mngt), Dip. (Training & Assess), Dip. (Training & Assess. Sys), CIV (TAE)

With a career in education spanning across more than 35 years we think Rhonda has training in her DNA. Those who work with Rhonda, whether as a colleague, a student or within a client partnership, all passionately attest to her expertise and commitment to the delivery of high quality learning and development programs. Rhonda is our 'go-to' person for answers; fortunately for us her manner is that of a natural, and very patient, 'teacher'. She generously shares her expertise and is a natural problem solver ... she has a great sense of humour too!

"Someone once called me a 'possibility thinker', and I thought 'that fits' - because education is all about the 'what's possible'; expanding our knowledge, our skills and our abilities, and opening up new possibilities"

Rosie Cantley-Smith

Program Manager

MN (Mental Health), RPN, RN (Div 1), Dip. (Frontline Mngt), CIV (TAE)

With over 5 years experience as a nurse educator and lecturer, including providing interdisciplinary general and mental health education, Rosie has a depth of experience in utilising creative and innovative methods in program delivery. Having worked as a clinical nurse consultant (mental health) and education service coordinator, she has successfully coordinated a range of education and research projects. These experiences are further enriched by her substantive real-world experience.

“In these programs I can share my passion for person centred care and challenge participants to develop high quality skills in caring for some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”

Rowena Tedesco

Program Manager

Dip (Mngt), Dip (Bus), CIV (Dis), CIV (Comm Serv), CIV (TAE), CIII (Aged Care), CIII (HACC), CIII (Allied Hlth)

Rowena’s experience spans from working across a broad range of education environments including adult education, VET and young people. Her love of teaching and learning is supplemented by her work in community services, child care and as a PCA working in aged care.  This combination allows Rowena to empathetically share from her own experiences when training whilst supporting her students throughout their learning journey to reach their goals.

“I'm passionately committed to encouraging and developing the right people to work within the aged care and disability support sector - I particularly enjoy supporting young people to invest their energy, enthusiasm and love of life into those in their care."

Sean Gregory

Program Manager

 Dip (Edu. & Support), CIII (Aged Care), CIV (TAE)

Sean's warm character and his ability to connect with people are as a result of the breadth of his experience working across a diverse range of ‘people orientated’ sectors: from health care, specifically including aged care, to retail, hospitality and education. He is an engaging communicator in the classroom - someone who is able to deliver content with context, relevance and enthusiasm. He is invested in his students success and his ability to connect with them, and support them, makes him a favourite.

“I genuinely love training people  – it’s a great thing to be able to help someone become more skilled and confident!"

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