Roger O’Halloran Executive Director

Roger enjoyed childhood on beautiful Boonwurrung Country in a town European colonisers named Trafalgar.  His family fostered a strong embrace of cultural diversity.  15 years teaching in Victorian classrooms enabled his enthusiasm for creating curriculum that popularised the study of multiculturalism.  From 1993-94 Roger and his young family embraced a cultural immersion in Western Samoa where he mentored trainee teachers. In 1995 Roger became PALMS Coordinator while completing his M.Ed.  Further studies and working at Caritas Australia (1997-2000) inspired imaginative frameworks for sustainable international development. Since January 2000 Roger’s passion for pilgrimage has clarified his role as Palms Executive Director.