Our experienced and highly qualified staff deliver quality, personalised care to each resident.
- Chief Executive Officer
Phillip is a Certified Practising Accountant who has been with the Association for over fifteen years. Beginning his career at OCAV as the Finance Manager and now as the CEO Phillip leads the strategic development and direction of the Association. Phillip has a passion for community development coupled with a vision to provide more affordable housing for elderly Victorians, while at the same time building the profile of the Association in the broader community.
- Chief Operating Officer
Tim is responsible for the oversight of independent and assisted living operations, service monitoring, assessment and development, Occupational Health and Safety, and Risk management. He has extensive experience in delivering business transformation and growth for a variety of companies. With a strong focus on health and the community he is passionate about ensuring the quality of care for our current and future residents. Outside of work Tim is an active father of three boys, a keen tennis player and soccer coach.
- Director of Nursing
Kerry is a Registered Nurse with over 14 years’ experience in in Residential Aged Care as a clinician and manager. Kerry has extensive experience in Dementia and Palliative Care in the aged care setting. Her passion is personalised care for every resident, ensuring an holistic approach is provided for each individual. She is also focused on professional development for staff.
- Financial Controller
Dennis is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants with a collective 8 years’ experience in various fields of accounting. Facing the rapid changes in current times, Dennis found himself in search of more meaningful ways to contribute to the community, joining the OCAV in 2012. As Financial Controller, Dennis is responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the Association and as a senior member of the team plays an important role in delivering strategic outcomes.
- Residents’ Coordinator (Leith Park & Currie Park)
Karen has more than 20 years’ experience in the Retirement Living/Aged Care Industry specialising in waitlist management, accommodation placement of residents across independent living, assisted living and residential care and ongoing monitoring their needs and wellbeing.
- Residents’ Coordinator (Rushall Park & Braeside Park)
Jacqueline has been an accredited counsellor and spiritual carer (chaplain) for the last 20 years or so. Most recently she was the team leader for the carer counselling teams at Merri Health and Carers Victoria. She previously set up a community bereavement service for older people on behalf of Cabrini Health, and spent three years developing the National Guidelines for Spiritual Care in Aged Care.
- Lifestyle Coordinator
Mandy has worked in aged care for over 25 years in a variety of roles. Her passion is working with older people, particularly those with Dementia. Mandy’s reason for being in aged care is that older people are a wealth of knowledge, have given so much to our community over their lives and to be able to assist them to continue to be both physically and socially active is very rewarding.
- Volunteer Coordinator
Kim began her career with the Association as a volunteer in 2008. The following year she was offered the role and has been looking after our 140 volunteers ever since. Kim has had a variety of volunteering roles including the ACE program and at the Red Cross. These have given her the background and experience which she has applied to the outstanding volunteer program at OCAV. The essence of our program is to enhance the daily lives of our residents.
- Property Manager
Jon is responsible for all four OCAV village locations and has over 20 years’ experience in commercial and domestic construction. He also has extensive experience in contractor and project management, and has worked over ten yers in aged care as a maintenance manager.
- HR Advisor/Payroll Officer
Louise is a qualified, HR professional with experience throughout her career in both HR and payroll in a diverse range of sectors including; retail, racing industry, local government experience and aged care. An HR generalist with sound knowledge and practice in all facets of HRM with an interest in local community and the aged care industry.
“Our home has always been a place where family and friends are welcome. Our cottage at Rushall Park is no different and the community of friends here is important to us and that’s why their work is part of my art box,” Jennifer Barden said.