Meet the Team
The Evergreen Life Care Leadership Team is passionate about delivering quality care and support services in a way that supports the dignity, wellbeing and individuality of our residents. The Evergreen Leadership Team is also supported by an accomplished Board of Directors and a team of committed and caring health and aged care professionals.
Our Leadership Team
Kate is a seasoned aged care executive with experience in leading organisations through transformation and organisational change to achieve strategic goals and improve customer outcomes and business performance. Her most recent role was Executive General Manager Strategy and Transformation at RSL LifeCare. While there, she led a major transformation to enhance the resident and employee experience, improve quality, and develop a future-looking model of care. Before this, Kate was Executive Director Strategy and Business Improvement at Dementia Australia, where she led the unification of the state and territory organisations to one national organisation. Kate is passionate about the care of older Australians, and loves being part of the Evergreen Life Care community. She can often be seen meeting with residents whilst taking her dog Murphy for a walk around the Village.
Elle joined Evergreen Life Care in 2019 and brings more than 10 years of experience supporting Senior Management. Previously, Elle worked at NSW Treasury Corporation as the Personal Assistant to the General Manager, Investment Implementation and Operations. Elle loves to travel, and her favourite places are Nepal and Jordan. She also enjoys the beach, bushwalking and going out for dinner. Elle’s smile always lights up our residents’ day!
Sarah joined Evergreen Life Care in 2006 after completing her Certificate III Aged Care Nursing. In 2008 Sarah became the Nurse Trainer and Trainee Supervisor and has continued to progress through the ranks of Care Staff, Team Leader, Educator, Quality Systems Coordinator and now HR. Sarah brings practical experience and a passion for care into the role.
Michelle Croft commenced as Customer Care Coordinator in 2019, managing sales of retirement units and admissions to the residential aged care facility. Michelle has 10 years of experience in aged care, and five years in not-for-profit organisations in fundraising and service development. She is always on hand to answer questions from new residents and their families.
Marie joined Evergreen Life Care in 2019 as Care Manager and was promoted to Facility Manager in 2022. She has over nine years’ experience working in the Aged Care sector as a Registered Nurse and Assistant in Nursing. Having also worked overseas as a Registered Nurse in Infectious disease and Oncology wards overseas, her experience brings a wealth of knowledge to us. Marie is committed to delivering a high standard of care and has a genuine wish to make a difference to our residents.
Matthew Bird joined Evergreen Lifecare in 2023, Matthew has worked across all aspects of the Hotel Industry with over 25 years of experience across Food and Beverage and Rooms Divisions in 4 and 5 Star hotel operations. More recently, Matthew has worked for Australia’s largest provider of outsourced hotel housekeeping services. Matthew has a strong background leading diverse teams with a focus on people, process and compliance and his goal is to provide a superior level of services to our residents.
Cindy commenced with Evergreen Life Care in July 2023 and has more than twenty years’ experience as a Registered Nurse. Starting her nursing career as an Assistant in Nursing, Cindy developed her passion in Healthcare. She has a background in Critical Care and Education. The last ten years, she has worked in Clinical Governance within the hospital system in both the Director and Deputy Directors roles, developing extensive knowledge and experience in Accreditation, Quality, Incident and Risk Management processes. Cindy is devoted to ensuring every resident continues to receive the highest level of care.
Our Board of Directors
James has been on the Board since 2018, first as Director and then as Chairman since 2019. Qualified in Accounting and Economics, James has experience in senior project management and government roles where he managed teams and agencies.
As a Chartered Accountant, Allan has over 35 years’ experience in both chartered and commercial roles. Joining the Board in 2019, his commercial experience spans from public companies and government event management through to small businesses. Allan provides board level advice on financial and management reporting and financial systems.
Jane is an aged care specialist with Leading Age Services Australia, the peak industry association. Qualified in Commerce, Communications and Public Administration, Jane brings extensive experience in aged care, public health, community and primary health. Joining our Board in 2020, she brings strategic and operational planning skills to drive change.
Joining our Board in 2021, Guruprasad is a senior emergency physician with special interest in geriatric acute care, integrated care and end of life care. Over the last decade he has led clinical innovations in the acute care of the elderly and end-of-life care, while supporting the establishment of geriatric emergency medicine training in Australia and emergency medicine as a specialty in several countries.
Ivan is the Principal of Kent Law Group in Gosford, NSW and joined the board in 2021. He has represented many elderly residents of Central Coast retirement villages and homes. Ivan has degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, Social Science and Law and has recently been awarded a Masters in Law specialising in Dispute Resolution.
Annie, with a career rooted in recruitment since 1994, co-founded Sprout Recruitment in 2020. Prior to this Annie held senior leadership roles in major organisations including Select and Manpower and Skilled delivering successful outcomes for diverse businesses worldwide. Passionate about leadership, communication, and people, Annie also enjoys family time on the NSW Central Coast, Pilates and skiing.
Annie joined the Evergreen Board in September 2023.