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
Registered Nurse with over 15 years’ experience in acute/ midwifery health care and 25 years in Residential Aged Care as a clinician and manager. Shaaron has completed a Gerontology Diploma, Diploma of Management, Cert IV in Training & Assessment. Shaaron has extensive experience in Dementia and Palliative Care in the aged care setting. Shaaron’s focus and passion is on quality of life of the care recipient, ensuring an holistic approach is provided for each individual.
- 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)
Roz is a social worker with 10 years’ experience in disability and aged care mostly in the not-for-profit sector. She also has enjoyed many roles on a voluntary basis in aged care facilities and sporting organisations. Her extensive travel throughout Australia and abroad has not only broadened her views but enriched her life experiences, positively contributing to her work.
- 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
Damian is responsible for all four OCAV village locations and has over 30 years’ experience in asset and maintenance management, procurement and logistics. He also has extensive experience in contractor and project management. He is passionate about ensuring our properties are safe, compliant and cost effective. Damian is married and a father of four children.
- 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.
Pete Zawacki drove to Leith Park twice a week to visit his mother, Helen, until her death a year ago. After she died he wanted to honour her memory and ‘repay’ the kindness staff showed her by volunteering.Read More