Evergreen Life Care was conceived by the directors of Gosford RSL Club and due to these ties, was originally called Gosford RSL Leisure Living.

In 1987, after many years of planning and development, Gosford RSL Leisure Living opened purpose built village accommodation at West Gosford on the Central Coast of New South Wales. The site, known as Yallambee Village, offered club members, veterans and community members relaxed independent living within a welcoming and safe village environment. Today, Yallambee Village provides independent living services for 149 Self Care Units.

James Roberts, Chairman Board of Directors
James Roberts – Chairman

Director since 2018. Chairman since 2019.

James graduated in Accounting and Economics in 1981 and is CPA, amongst many non accounting professional associations.

James followed a career in project management in the power industry internationally and for the last 15 years, some time as acting CEO in a government business environment managing technical staff and inter agency liaison and continuing sitting and chairing a great many technical and administrative boards and committees.

James strengths include governance, teamwork, leadership, accounting, financial, project development management and marketing.”

Patrick McHugh Board of Directors
Patrick McHugh

Director since 2004

Patrick qualified in law, LLB, in 1970. In 1985, he qualified as an Accredited Specialist in Business Law.

For most of his career Patrick has advised local business and not-for-profits. He remains a legal practitioner and a director of his eponymous law firm.

He served several terms as a director of Gosford Chamber of Commerce and Central Coast Jazz Festival.

Patrick’s skills include his legal skills, financial competency, organisational ability, practical business experience and long-term residence on the central coast.

Allan Keith, Board of Directors
Allan Keith

Director since 2019

Allan (a Chartered Accountant) has over 35 years’ experience with a mix of chartered and commercial roles. His commercial experience includes large public companies (Ampol/Caltex), government event management organisations (SOCOG), through to smaller privately-run businesses. Allan currently provides board level advice to a number of organisations on financial and management reporting and financial system implementation/utilisation, and how these key aspects of the business can be used as a support mechanism of the organisation’s strategic intent.

In addition to teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate level at Sydney and New South Wales universities, he has also been involved in the development and delivery of material for the CA program for the Institute of Chartered Accountants for more than 25 years and assessment components for the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jane Floyd

Director since 2020

Jane Floyd is an aged care specialist with Leading Age Services Australia the peak industry association. She is an experienced board member with extensive experience in aged care, public health, community and primary health.  Jane is expert in consumer engagement, customer experience and corporate communication functions. She is a strong strategic and operational planner skilled at working collaboratively to drive change agendas.

Jane has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing, Management and Public Relations) and post graduate degrees in Communications and Public Administration.

As the eldest daughter of ageing parents, Jane has firsthand experience of the trials and tribulations of the aged care system and services. She is on a mission to improve quality of care and build a society that values and respects older Australians.

Dr Guruprasad Nagaraj

Director since 2021

Dr Guruprasad Nagaraj 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.

Dr Guruprasad Nagaraj has held leadership positions nationally and internationally in his field of expertise. He is described by his peers as a seeker with a founder’s mentality, a seasoned emergency care physician, an entrepreneur and a health systems visionary leader.

Dr Guruprasad’s interests extend beyond the walls of the hospital, to include mentorship for health tech founders, advisory support for healthcare boards, all while inspiring the next generation of medical practitioner through his coaching and mentorship.

Ivan Kent

Director since 2021

“Ivan is the Principal of Kent Law Group in Gosford, NSW; a law firm that traces its history back nearly 100 years on the Central Coast.

Ivan has represented many elderly residents of Central Coast retirement villages and homes, covering estate planning and other legal matters for them.

Ivan has broad experience in many industries, having previously worked in the IT industry, the banking industry, and the aviation industry.  Ivan has degrees in Aeronautical Engineering, Social Science and Law. Most recently Ivan has been awarded a Masters in Law specialising in Dispute Resolution.

Ivan’s interests include orienteering on the Central Coast, sailing a Laser sailboat on Brisbane Water, and board gaming with friends and family.

Ivan is presently the President of the Central Coast Regional Law Society, and the Treasurer of Central Coast Orienteering.”

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Evergreen Life Care is a community based not-for-profit organisation that takes an individual approach to aged care in the Central Coast.