Our People

Peter Bell

CEO

Glenn Hardwick

Deputy CEO

Liz Makin

Executive Manager Human Resources

Greg Burgess

Barossa Park Lodge, Facility Manager

George Wilson

Facility Manager, Bishop Davies Court

Facility Manager, The Manor Complex

Mary O'Neill

Facility Manager, Rubicon Grove

Corrie Ploeg

Facility Manager, Umina Park

John Snare

Manager Client Services Home Care

Jes Kenth

Chief Financial Officer

Directors

Phil Butler OAM

Chair

Phil has held the position of Chairman since October 2016. Phil joined as a member of Umina Park Ltd in 2001 and later, after the amalgamation of Umina Park and St Luke’s Association, joined OneCare Ltd. As Chairman, Phil is a member of the Governance, Growth and Development Committee and the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee. Phil holds senior Office-Bearer Roles and Directorships with many community based and not-for-profit organisations.

Lou Johnson

Deputy Chair

Lou has been a member of the OneCare Board for nine years, holding the position of Deputy Chairman since October 2016. Lou is Chairman of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee. Lou has also been Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Tasmania and served on the Institute’s National Committee. As a Chartered Accountant, Lou was in public practice for 40 years and is now an advisor to the not-for-profit sector. Lou is currently Chairman of the Rotary Foundation in Australia and a member of the International Finance Committee meeting regularly in Chicago.

Sue Hickey

Sue has been a board member since April 2016, bringing with her over 26 years’ experience in small business management. She was named Tasmanian Businesswoman of the Year in 2007 and has been included in the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women 2017. Sue has a Master’s of Business and Administration and has also held a number of directorships for both private and not-for-profit boards. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors as well as a Fellow of The Australian Marketing Institute. She has been a former President of the Rotary Club of Hobart and was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow for her work. Sue is currently the Lord Mayor of Hobart. Sue is also a Dame of the Tasmanian Commandery, Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller (a not for profit community assistance organisation.)

Leon Peck

Leon has been a board member since November 2015 and is currently Chairman of the Governance, Growth & Development Committee. Leon was initially employed as a secondary school teacher and later secured employment at Launceston General Hospital commencing a 23 year association with the Health Department in HR and general administration. He has since performed numerous roles in management and not-for-profit organisations, including the ownership and management of a hotel/ motel and employed by the Justice Department as a member of the Guardianship and Administration Board and the Mental Health Tribunal. Leon has also been a Rotarian for 33 years, with two Presidential stints and awarded a Paul Harris Fellow.

Gaye Richardson

Gaye has been a board member since 2010 and was formerly employed at a senior level with the company. She is employed in an Executive role within the private education sector. Gaye chairs the Board’s CEO Performance Review Committee and is a member of the Governance, Growth and Development Committee. She is a Director and Office Bearer on a number of community-based organisations and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Geoff Squibb 

Geoff joined the OneCare board in November 2017 with an extensive parliamentary history as a former Tasmanian politician. At the time, Geoff was Tasmania’s longest- serving Mayor serving the Devonport City Council for 22 years, 14 as Mayor.  Geoff  was first elected to the Devonport Council in 1977, as Deputy Mayor in 1981 and as Mayor in 1985.He was an Independent member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council from 1990 to 2003, representing Mersey.  

Welcome to the OneCare team

Mary O’Neill  

Facility Manager, Rubicon Grove 

    

Mary O’Neill has been welcomed to the role of Facility Manager at OneCare’s Rubicon Grove. This follows the retirement of Maree Febey, after 9 years with OneCare.

Mary joins the Port Sorell community from Victoria where she has gained extensive experience in aged care management roles.  Mary has a very strong clinical nursing background having worked in major hospitals in Melbourne.

Mary O’Neill commenced with OneCare on Monday April 9 and feels “blessed to have fallen into the right vocation. Aged care is my true passion because you get to see the joy you bring to the ones you care for.”

 

 

Corrie Ploeg 

Facility Manager, Umina Park 

Corrie Ploeg was appointed to the role of Facility Manager at Umina Park this April.

Joining the OneCare team from N.S.W,  Corrie brings with her a wealth of experience in aged care leadership and an in-depth knowledge of aged care accreditation. 

A specialist in Aged Care Quality, legislation and Compliance, Corrie has worked with some of Australia’s leading residential aged care providers, including her role as General Manager of Aurrum Care and Group Operations Manager of Estia Health (previously Cook Care). 

 

Client Relationship Officers

OneCare has three wonderful Client Relationship Officers (CRO) in Tasmania—
Anne Connors, Judy Radford and Yvette Castles.

Your Client Relationship Officer is your dedicated contact person, whether you have a family member who is a current OneCare resident, or you’re seeking care for a loved one in the future.

Whatever your situation, our CROs work closely with you to help find the services that best suit your needs—whether that’s a permanent placement in one of our welcoming OneCare facilities, a home care package or an Independent Living Unit.

Choosing the right aged care accommodation is a very personal and individual process—for families and residents. It’s hard to know what to expect until you begin your explorations, and that’s why your CRO will be right there to provide support, guidance and a friendly face during the important decision-making and transition period.

Supporting someone you love as they make the transition to aged care can be a stressful time for everyone. Anne, Judy and Yvette are here to help guide you through each step and make your experience as smooth as possible.

Anne Connors

Bishop Davis Court and Barossa Park Lodge

P: (03) 6208 0806

Judy Radford

Umina Park and Rubicon Grove

P: (03) 6432 5304

Yvette Castles

The Manor Complex

P: (03) 6345 2101

Awards

Kim Dempsey

Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator, Rubicon Grove

Kim was the recent recipient of a Vocation Award from the Rotary Club of Devonport (south east) in recognition of her dedication to improving the lives of people living in aged care, and for her work in changing community attitudes towards the industry. Kim has demonstrated exemplary care and professionalism through her implementation of an innovative lifestyle program, which facilitates community participation and ensures people have ongoing access to their community.

Pat Freeman

Volunteer at Rubicon Grove

Pat’s contribution as a long-term volunteer at Rubicon Grove was recognised at the Tasmanian Aged Care Awards, where she received a nomination for the Volunteer Contribution Award.

This award recognises an individual who exemplifies the tireless generosity of volunteers in caring for and supporting older people and people with disabilities, and their carers. Pat plays a vital role at OneCare, enhancing the quality of life of our residents and people with disabilities who receive our services.

Hanneke Klap

Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator at Bishop Davies Court

Hanneke’s role as Leisure and Lifestyle Coordinator at Bishop Davies Court is fundamental to the overall operations of our Kingston facility, and to the entire OneCare community. With 42 years of service, Hanneke’s continued loyalty and commitment is reflected in her nomination for the Aged Care Professional Award at the Tasmanian Aged Care Awards.

Hanneke is a shining star in our organisation and a leader in the OneCare team. Her role includes coordinating a program of activities for residents, and designing, evaluating and implementing lifestyle programs for residents in our aged care homes.

Sarah Kubank ECA

Umina Park

Sarah’s achievements at Umina Park have been recognised by Volunteering Services Australia at the TasTAFE Student Excellence Awards.

On March 3rd 2017, Volunteering Services Australia CEO, Richard Patterson, presented Sarah with the Classic Holidays and Volunteering Services Australia’s Healthy, Aged Care and Disability Award, before of an audience of national business and community leaders.

Mr Patterson recognised Sarah’s commitment, dedication and enthusiasm, and her track record of excelling, both academically and personally, in her workplace and the wider community.

Brett Sweeney

ACFI Coordinator and ECA, The Manor

Much loved by staff and residents at The Manor, Brett Sweeney was recently acknowledged at the 2016 Volunteer Awards for his volunteer contribution to the community.

Brett was presented with the 2016 AFL Tasmania Volunteer of the Year award for his endless hours of dedication, passion and commitment to the local football community. In fact, Brett’s contribution and energy is such that members of the state’s football community have said that football wouldn’t happen in Tasmania without Brett.

Brett is also the founding member and coordinator of The Manor Staff Social Club, a role he shares with his colleague, Lisa Hemley, at OneCare’s Manor complex in Launceston.

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