We’re excited to introduce two new staff who have recently joined our core consulting team!

Lirata has had a busy 2018, contributing our expertise to strengthening social justice initiatives and organisations. Our new team members further enhance and broaden our sector and technical expertise, enabling us to continue to deliver high value for our new and existing clients as we step into 2019.

New staff photo L-R: Pam Kennedy, Trini Espinosa Abascal


Senior Consultant

Pam Kennedy is a highly experienced senior executive with expert knowledge of quality improvement and organisational development. Pam has worked with Lirata as an Associate Consultant since early 2017, as well as leading her own consulting business, Avise la fin Consulting. We’re very pleased that Pam has now joined our core team as a Senior Consultant.

Pam brings a thorough understanding of the complexities of the health and community sectors and a passion for assisting organisations to build capability, and achieve service excellence, equity and better outcomes. Through her work with GLHV on the Rainbow Tick Standards, Pam has made a significant contribution to improving the way that services respond to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex communities.

Pam works collaboratively with organisations – in developing, implementing and improving policy, quality frameworks, systems and inclusive practice; utilising process and outcome measurement effectively; enabling good governance; and, enhancing stakeholder participation.

Pam’s work is motivated by her personal values of inclusion, celebrating diversity, social justice and achieving excellence. Read more about Pam...

Research Officer and Data Analyst

Dr. Trini Espinosa Abascal has expertise in business and finance, and specialist knowledge in the fields of education and migration. She has strong technical skills in mixed-methods and qualitative research methodologies, data collection and analysis.

Trini completed her PhD on understanding consumer behaviour in Indigenous tourism, and has a track record of publications focused on Aboriginal tourism and its impact on business viability and/or reconciliation. Trini is currently working collaboratively with organisations and Aboriginal stakeholders to develop a Reconciliation Action Plan, and to explore how Indigenous knowledge can be embedded within educational curricula.

Trini is the founder and director of a non-for-profit organisation (Latin Stories Australia) which aims to advance multiculturalism and social cohesion in Australia. She has successfully attracted Government funding and managed several projects to collect and share the voice of the Latin American migrant community and to develop programs to support those in need. Read more about Trini...


Further information

Lirata’s purpose is to advance social justice by strengthening the enablers and reducing the barriers to positive social change. We provide consultancy, build capacity, advocate for change and partner on projects focused on social justice, and work across a range of sectors and project types.

To read more about Lirata's consulting team, please view our Team page.

If you would like more information about our services, and how we could help strengthen your work, please contact Mark Planigale:

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