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Our People

MannaCare is guided by a dedicated Board and experienced executive group, supported by a team of operational staff with a breadth of expertise

As a not-for-profit, MannaCare operates fundamentally with the involvement of people who are passionate about providing the best outcomes for older people and the greater community in general.

Our Board members work pro bono, and, of course, so do the many other volunteers who enable our work to continue.

Our staff members are paid — and certainly deserve their incomes! Yet we find they tend to be compassionate beyond their role, and holistic in their view of the people they help, drawn by MannaCare altruistic philosophies.

Along with our strong values, we have close community connections. This helps our residents and clients — and their families — to keep in touch with their ‘old lives’ as much as possible. Our experience has shown us that people’s connection with their family, friends and community, is vital to their mental and social wellbeing.

What sets MannaCare apart at every level is the involvement of volunteers. These people generously give of their time and skills in host of ways. Without them, we couldn’t function as we do. We are always grateful for their selflessness and the additional connection with the Manningham community that they bring.

MannaCare is a not-for-profit organisation, and all our Board of Governance members donate their services pro bono. Looking at their skills, professionalism and experience, we consider ourselves fortunate they believe strongly in giving back to the Manningham community — and value MannaCare as their way to do so.

David-MeiklejohnCHAIRMAN
David Meiklejohn AM

Accounting and Finance. Extensive business experience including Directorship of Mirrabooka Investments and Directorship of Coca Cola Amatil. Director of MannaCare from 2011.

John-ShawDEPUTY CHAIRMAN
John Shaw

Business and Investment Executive. Director of MannaCare from 2014.

Sheena-KayTREASURER
Sheena Kay

Taxation Consultant. Extensive consulting experience with KPMG. Director of MannaCare from 2013.

Ray-BarringtonRay Barrington

Businessman. Retail business experience. Current Director of Doncaster East Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank. Director of MannaCare from 2012.

JohnBJohn Bennie

Engineer and management executive. Currently CEO of the City of Greater Dandenong.  Director of MannaCare from 2016

peter-fullerPeter Fuller

Information technology executive. Currently Country General Manager – ANZ at Microfocus. Director of MannaCare from 2016

Ron-KitchingmanRon Kitchingman OAM

Sales and marketing. Local government experience as an elected Councillor. Director of MannaCare from 1985.

Nusia-KrolikowskiNusia Krolikowski

Registered Nurse. Experience in the management and support of residential aged care services. Director of MannaCare from 2014.

Ian-WatersIan Waters

Project Manager. Director of MannaCare from 2015.  

Association members elect up to 10 Directors to the Board. MannaCare has a rotation policy for Directors to encourage fresh thinking and to spread responsibility.

If you are interested in sharing your skills, please contact us.

Our Directors all have strong connections with Manningham, which reinforces our community ties at a deeper level.

The MannaCare executive team is very skilled and caring.

ross-dawsonCHIEF EXECUTIVE
Ross Dawson

25+ years’ experience in aged care at senior executive level. In current position since 2004.

VanessaMGENERAL MANAGER – CORPORATE SERVICES
Vanessa May

25+ years’ experience in a variety of Finance, IT and Project Management roles. In current position since 2015.

GENERAL MANAGER – OPERATIONS
Sherry-Ann Bailey

15+ years’ experience in a senior leadership positions in aged care in a variety of not-for-profits and for-profit organisations. In current position since 2016.