Next Gen Ambassadors

There’s a new tribe of young professionals providing fresh perspectives in the age services sector. They are the Next Gen Ambassadors – part of LASA’s new youth initiative, an industry wide program to engage and encourage young professionals to see age services as a dynamic, innovative and life changing career opportunity.

They are clinical and non-clinical professionals in a variety of leadership roles who are now providing advice on issues affecting them and their peers, and are advising on youth issues, creating innovative projects, and promoting age services to young Australians.

Today LASA is ensuring younger generations are changing their perceptions of aged care by involving them in the industry’s transformation, and ensuring they are part of building solutions that support high quality care and safety of our older adults.

National Ambassadors

Nikki Beckman

National Director of Research & Innovation

Marchese Partners

Rebecca Hogan


3C Management

Kaizaad Mehta

National Director Healthcare

Commonwealth Bank

Georgia Klipic

Communications Officer

Community Services Group

Rob Sacristani

National Operations & Business Manager

Next Generation Services

Eshna Khadka

Operations Manager

Castle Personnel

Moti Naral

General Manager

My Care Solutions

Jamie Langdon

Marketing & Communications Manager

Benevolent Living

Paul Forrest

WA State Manager

Work Xtra Group

Oliver Heuthe

Marketing and Innovation Manager Martin Luther Homes

Jon Twomey

QLD Ambassadors

Karren Estologa

Service Manager

Blue Care

Dr Sam Fien


Central Queensland University

Paul Pearson

Service Manager

Churches of Christ in Queensland

Jess McKenna

Complaints Officer

Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

Emma Hathaway

Clinical Nurse Manager

Bodribb Home Toowoomba

Tayla Gorman


Mullins Lawyers

Kashim Oriaje

Assistant Director of Care

Alzheimer’s Association of QLD

Andrew Spilar

Design & Development Manager


Aynsley Johnson

Aged Care Manager


Madeline Walsh


Thomson Geer

Jessica Mewburn

Media & Corporate Affairs Advisor

Wesley Mission QLD

Patrick Graham

New Services Project Lead

Mobile Rehab Australia

Taranjot (TJ) Minhas

Regional Manager

Allied Connect Australia

Dylan Verrier

Head of Business Development

Pluss Communities

NSW/ACT Ambassadors

Scott Lynch

Managing Director

Community Therapy

Kate Jakins

Risk & Compliance Manager

Peninsula Village 

Rose Shapley

Project Manager

IRT Group

Emily Sotiros

Operations Manager

IRT Home Care

Gabbie Kenaghan

Executive Quality and Compliance Manager


Pat Lucas

Innovation and Insights Specialist

IRT Group

Miranda Smelt

Solutions Engineer


Simon Kerrigan

Managing Director

Guide Healthcare

Shannon Sladen

Manager, Wellness & Lifestyle

The Benevolent Society

Danni Dixon

Financial Adviser Alteris Financial Group

Alteris Financial Group

VIC/TAS Ambassadors

Sam Forbes

Founder and Facilitator

Elbow Community Building

Ellie Lambert

Clinical Advisor - Occupational Therapist


Rebecca McMillan (Pitt)

Senior Business Strategy Analyst

Bolton Clarke

Alyssa Borja

Learning and Development Team Manager

Multiple Sclerosis

Amy Maddison

Communications and Culture Consultant

String Words

Carissa Lilley

Intake Sales Manager


Danielle Ainsworth

General Manager VIC & SA

Australian Unity

Ben Maw

Chief Executive Officer

Cohuna District Hospital

SA Ambassadors

Liana Niutta

Support Worker Manager

 ACH Group

Nisha Maharjan

Clinical Nurse

Bene Aged Care

Sara Star

Brokerage Support Officer

Country Home Services

Jelena jiro


Altaira Nursing Services

Sophie Bretag

People & Culture Manager

St Paul’s Lutheran Homes Hahndorf

Gabby McBriarty


My Care Solution

Tom Gray

Regional Lead

Inner South, Xtra Aged Care

WA Ambassadors

Laura Sutherland


3D Recruit

Hayley Antipas

Music & Wellbeing Project Coordinator

Brightwater Care Group

Amanda Macnamara

Director of Corporate Services

Maurice Zeffert 

Naomi Scott

Facility Manager

Mercy Care

Pele Reeve

Service Manager

Curtin Heritage Living

Nicole Platell


Curtin Heritage Living

Sally Jones

Associate Architect

KPA Architects

Fiona Davidson

General Manager

Village Solutions

Marc Thomas

Aged Care Business Manager

Healthcare Australia

Christine Jackson

Clinical Nurse Educator

Bethanie Group

Tom Bromberger


Pelican Manufacturing

Jacinta Sutcliffe

Cynthia Musafili