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Our Team

Like other small communities, our community members work together in small teams to deliver of the very best care and services to residents.

We believe that all members of the community can contribute. Our residents, their loved ones, team members, external stakeholders and volunteers can all contribute to the purpose of the organisation.

Direct care and service team members form the primary relationship with residents and their families and are therefore are the core of our services. Clinical, hospitality and administrative staff support direct team members, and all exist to enable this primary relationship.

Our community is led by a board and a small team of management and administrative staff, all of whom work at our homes.

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Ray Glickman

Board Chair - MBus, MA(Oxon), MA(Brun), CQSW, FAICD, FAIM

Background

Ray is a successful business leader with over 25 years’ experience at CEO level and a strong reputation as a Board Chair and Non-Executive Director.

Ray was the CEO of Amana Living and the City of Fremantle before taking the role of principal of From Left Field, a leading niche consultancy practice serving primarily the aged care and social enterprise sectors.

Ray has been a Director or chaired several not-for-profit aged care, community or industry peak organisations.

Ray is a member of our Governance Committee and Project Steering Committee.

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David Cox

Managing Director & Company Secretary - RGN, BN, PGrad (ICU), MBA, MAICD

Background

David has more than 25 years’ experience in the health and aged care sectors with clinical, operational and executive roles in both public and private healthcare and biotechnology.

David has owned or operated several aged care organisations and was most recently the COO of one of Australia’s largest providers of home care services.

David is also an experienced Director, having served on several not-for-profit and industry peak body boards.

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Robyn Ahern

Board Director - BA (English), MBA

Background

Robyn has extensive senior executive and management experience within the retail, banking and financial services sectors. Robyn worked at Aherns for 25 years and was Managing Director until David Jones acquired Aherns in 2000.

Robyn’s extensive boardroom experience includes Non-Executive Director roles with RACWA Holdings, BankWest and Smith Coffey.  She has also served on the boards of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, National Council of Australian Retailers, Good Samaritan Industries and the PLC Council and Foundation where she was a long-standing Chair.  She was also a Member of the Takeovers Panel.

Robyn holds a Bachelor of Arts and an MBA and is the Chair of our Governance Committee.

 

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Danielle Davison

Board Director - BEng, GAICD

Background

Danielle is a highly qualified and experienced property, strategy and finance professional.

Danielle currently runs a consulting business, Davison Advisory Services, focusing on property development.  Prior to this, Danielle has previously held executive roles with major property development groups including the Macquarie Bank, ABN Group and Frasers Property.

Danielle is a director of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) and has formerly sat on the Property Council Australia’s WA Residential Committee and the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Built Form Finance Committee.

Danielle is a member of our Project Steering Committee.

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Debra Barnes

Board Director - MBA, GAICD, FAIM, MFIA

Background

Debra has more than 25 years’ senior executive and management experience having worked in varied clinical, management and executive roles in acute care, primary care, and disability services.

Debra is currently the CEO of Family Planning Association WA. Prior to this role Debra was the deputy CEO of Visibility Ltd., CEO of Western Australian General Practice Network, CEO of Primary Care WA, director of business development with MercyCare, deputy chair of HeartKidsWA and the Chair of the Sensory Council.

Debra is a member of our Governance Committee.

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Karen Dill-Macky

Board Director - BComm, GAICD

Background

Karen is a Chartered Accountant with an extensive professional career in client facing consulting accumulated over 30 years in Australia and the United Kingdom. She was, until recently, a long-standing partner of Ernst & Young.

Karen is an experienced non-executive director with over four years’ experience on the Divisional Council of the Western Australian Property Council and several years with other boards, including as a consumer representative for a government regulatory entity and a not-for-profit Australian social enterprise board.

She has been an active member of working committees both nationally and locally for industry groups and involved extensively with diversity and inclusiveness campaigns.

Karen is a member of our Finance and Audit Committee.

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Julie Keene

Deputy Chair - BBus, FCA, GAICD

Background

Julie is a chartered accountant with extensive CFO and CEO experience.

Julie was until recently the CEO of MyIntegra, a provider of plan management and support coordination in the disability sector. Julie was the CFO and interim CEO of HBF Health, program director at Curtin University, executive director and CFO of Murdoch University, and manager strategic projects and ventures with BankWest.

Julie is the Chair of Disabilities Intermediaries Australia, a former Chair of United Way Western Australia, and a former director of United Way Australia, Silver Chain, and the Perth Convention Bureau.

Julie is the Chair of our Finance and Audit Committee and member of the Project Steering Committee.

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Jennifer Lawrence

Board Director - BAppSci , GAICD

Background

Jennifer has over 40 year’s experience in senior executive roles across the health and human services sector.

Jennifer was Chief Executive of Brightwater Care Group Ltd until April 2022.   She is currently a non-executive director for the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research and holds an advisory position with the UWA Public policy institute.

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Libby Soderholm

Board Director - BPhty, PGDip Sports Phty, GAICD, APAM

Background

Libby is an experienced non-executive director and Sports Physiotherapist.

Libby’s non-executive directorship experience includes chair and vice-chair roles in not-for-profit community health, education organisations and with the Australian Physiotherapy Association as an International Representative.

Libby’s experience also extends to the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (AHPRA) as a member of their Registrations and Notifications Regulatory Committee.

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Amisha Patel

Care Manager Marine Views Cottesloe

Background

Amisha is one of the Care Manager at Marine Views Cottesloe.

Amisha is an experienced Registered Nurse with close to a decade of experience in Aged care environments. Amisha is an advocate for client centred care and is particularly committed to working alongside clients and families to ensure a high quality of life for people as they advance in age.

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Chris Minchin

General Manager In-Home Services

Background

Chris is Curtin Heritage Living’s General Manager In-Home Services for Shine Community Care.

Chris is an experienced leader who has extensive home and community care experience. Chris has most recently worked as the Director of Aged Care with Rise Network, a highly reputable not-for-profit provider of home, community, and interim hospital package care in the eastern suburbs of Perth. In this role, he has been responsible for the services delivered by over 250 staff to over 4,500 clients.

Chris is a passionate leader who recognises that supported and happy people are key to the delivery of quality care and services. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in business and has several management and leadership qualifications.

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Elfrieda Linz

General Manager Quality and Governance

Background

Elfrieda is Curtin Heritage Living’s General Manager Quality and Governance.

Elfrieda is a governance, risk and compliance professional with over 15 years’ experience in corporate ASX listed companies, private companies, not-for-profit organisations, and the Australian public service. Her exposure to governance, risk and compliance covers many disciplines including risk management, emergency management and continuity planning, quality management and continuous improvement, internal audit, strategy, adherence to ISO/AS standards, and legislative, accreditation and agency compliance.

Elfrieda has worked with a number of large for-profit and not-for-profit residential care and home care providers.

Elfrieda has a Bachelor of Economics, and a Bachelor of Laws, a post graduate certificate in governance and risk management and a post graduate certificate in health services management.

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Elisha Dookheea

Care Manager Marine Views Cottesloe

Background

Elisha is one of our Care Managers at Marine Views Cottesloe.

Elisha is a Registered Nurse who has extensive experience in the fields of critical care, geriatric care, palliative care and infection control. She has also worked as a surgical nurse and in intensive care units.

Elisha has worked in the Northern Territory, regional Western Australia and in Perth at Royal Perth Hospital. She is dedicated to working with her colleagues to deliver exceptional care.

Elisha believes that partnering with residents and families is the pathway to ensure best possible outcomes for those in her care.

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Jonathan How Yaw

Clinical Services Manager

Background

Jonathan is the Clinical Services Manager for Curtin Heritage Living.

Jonathan has over a decade of experience as a Registered Nurse and has held clinical management roles across a number of reputable aged care organisations.

He is passionate about clinical excellence and working with his teams to achieve the high standards he sets.

Jonathon is committed to person centred care and ensuring all clients are provided with opportunities to continue to live a meaningful life.

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Jordan Ryan

Facility Manager RiverSea Mosman Park

Background

Jordan is the Facility Manager for RiverSea Mosman Park.

Jordan is an experienced aged care and NDIS facility manager.  Prior to his time with Curtin Heritage Living, Jordan worked as Police Officer for 10 years in Newcastle in the United Kingdom.  He was part of a Neighbourhood Police team where his role required extensive community-based work, including working with children, NDIS participants and older community members. In 2019 Jordan relocated to NSW and changed career focus, working as a Facility Manager for large aged care service providers.  In November 2022 Jordan relocated to Perth and joined Curtin Heritage Living community.

 

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Paula Jones

General Manager Independent Living

Background

Paula Jones is Curtin Heritage Living’s General Manager Independent Living.

Paula has primary responsibility for village sales and the ongoing management of independent living residents. Paula has a background in customer service, having worked originally as a flight attendant with Ansett Airlines. Following the closure of Ansett, Paula joined the City of Fremantle in a community services role. Paula subsequently worked in community support program management roles with the local government and indigenous support organisations.

Paula joined Curtin Heritage Living in 2018 as the organisation’s residential care and village sales and liaison role. Paula was then promoted to the Independent Living Manager role in 2020 to manage Waterfront Cottesloe sales and customer support.
Paula is actively involved in the retirement living industry and sits on LASA’s WA retirement living advisor committee.

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Pele Reeve

General Manager Community and Lifestyle

Background

Pele is Curtin Heritage Living’s General Manager Community and Lifestyle.

Pele is a Physiotherapist with extensive experience in community, rehabilitation and aged care. Prior to her role with Curtin Heritage Living, she was working with Bethanie as a manager of Curtin Heritage Living’s RiverSea Mosman Park facility. She had also worked leading therapy teams and coordinated the implementation of wellness centres at all Bethanie sites.

Pele is actively involved in the industry and is a ACCPA NextGen ambassador.

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Sarah Gosling

General Manager Finance and Sustainability

Background

Sarah is Curtin Heritage Living’s General Manager Finance and Sustainability.

Sarah is an experienced accountant with senior financial accounting and business management roles in a number of sectors, including local government, capital investment and education. Most recently, Sarah held a senior finance accounting role with the City of Perth. Prior to that, Sarah was the Financial Controller for the Quadrant Equity owned Rottnest Ferry Group.

Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts and is Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK).

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Sherryn Rietdyk

General Manager Corporate Affairs

Background

Sherryn is Curtin Heritage Living’s General Manager Corporate Affairs.  Sherryn is responsible for marketing, communications and business development opportunities. Sherryn has extensive sales, marketing and business development experience. She has worked in senior marketing and communications roles in the property development, education and information technology sectors.

She has also worked in a consultancy role with a marketing consultancy catering to clients across multiple sectors. Sherryn has qualifications in leadership and management.

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Tom McConnell

General Manager Clinical and Care Services

Background

Tom is Curtin Heritage Living’s General Manager Clinical and Care Services.

Tom is an experienced clinician and operations manager who has worked in several acute, home care and service delivery roles in Australia and the UK.
Prior to Curtin Heritage Living, Tom was the General Manager for St John of God Health home hospital and care organisation (Health Choices) where he was responsible for strategic planning, operational and financial performance, and service delivery to patients throughout Perth, Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Tom is a registered nurse with qualifications in organisational behaviour, management and training and assessment.

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