Chief Executive Officer
I am new to Matthew Flinders Care Service and Port Lincoln. I have been in the current role of CEO since September 2015.
I have worked in the Aged Care industry for the past 40 years filling various roles including Facility Manager, Country Manager and as having owned my own facility in the UK.
I am passionate about ensuring that the best possible services are provided to both our elderly and young disabled Care Recipients and community clients.
My wife and I have enjoyed our time so far within your beautiful town and look forward to a long future in the community.
Director of Residential Care
I was born in Port Lincoln and raised on a farm in Coulta 65km N/W Port Lincoln. I attended senior school in Adelaide as a boarding student then commenced a Certificate in Enrolled Nursing at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1989.
In 1997 I returned to Port Lincoln and began working at MFH in 1999 as an Enrolled Nurse. In 2008, I took over the role as the Coordinator of the secure dementia unit “Waratah”. I extended my qualifications in 2010 where I returned to University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Nursing. With a deep passion for dementia care, I continued my role in Waratah as the Unit Manager.
I was appointed as the Director of Residential Care in June 2015. My passion for aged care continues and I strive to make aged care a positive experience for care recipients, families and friends.
Day Centre Manager
I was born in Port Headland WA but have lived in Port Lincoln since I was 3. I started at MFH in 2007. I gained a Cert 3 in Aged Care attained through CTC (Carers Training Centre) 2007 and a Diploma of Enrolled Nursing through CTC in 2011.
My passion for the business is to see it grow and develop with the need for our elderly community. We at Matthew Flinders Care Service have a wide range of services to offer and I am proud to be the leader of our Day Centre. I look forward to seeing and leading the Day Centre into the potential service I see it to be in the future. The Day Centre offers a unique service to our client base although there is always room for improvement and implementing new services to cater for our clients individual needs.
My future dreams personally are to see my children succeed in life and become valued members of the community. For myself it is to remain healthy and happy in life and remain in the health profession with the elderly as that is what I am truly passionate about.
Home Care Packages Manager
I am local to Port Lincoln. I have worked at Matthew Flinders Care Service for over 7 years. I love working in such an accepting, family friendly organisation that has nurtured me and given me opportunity to develop a meaningful career. I am passionate about caring for those that need it, aged care is not only a part of that but a huge part of who I have become as a person.
I love the success stories, the funny memories and the special people I have met, the positive relationships developed between the aged and wider communities. I also love being able to empower people to be the best they can be whether it be our staff, networks or the people we care for, the blessing of being able to love my career and to wake up everyday and assist those around me to get the most out of life.
I have gained a Certificate 3 Aged Care, Diploma of Enrolled Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing University of South Australia. My future dreams and aspirations are to continue to develop my professional knowledge and experience.
My next endeavor is to study a degree in business and leadership and continue aged care nursing. But most of all to live positively, to empower and help those around me and to inspire others to do the same. I am excited about the future of aged care. The flexibility and the freedom in planning support that our aged community has is opening some doors to great opportunity and autonomy
I was born and raised on a family farm in Cleve, South Australia. After further studies in Adelaide I found work in Port Lincoln at the age of 17 which bought me back to my country roots and where I met my wonderful husband. I have been working for Matthew Flinders Care Services for over 7 ½ years, starting out as a receptionist and working my way up to my current position of Business Manager. I love the feeling of helping people in need and working closely with families, Care Recipients and other health providers for the best outcome possible. I would love to see this business grow to the needs of the generations to come and be a part of moving into the future of Aged Care. My personal interest are family camping/caravanning, netball, running around after my kids and some good old fashion girls time!
Matthew Flinders Care Service has a variety of staff to support our Care Recipients, their families and the community. This includes an onsite Occupational Therapist, Volunteer Coordinator, Palliative Care Nurse, administration staff and a variety of other positions. Each staff members has their speciality areas and are here to help where ever they can. Please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Flinders Care Service for further information on where we can help.