LASA Committees

LASA operates Members’ Advisory Committees (MACs) in each state. These committees provide a formal channel for Members to alert LASA to emerging issues and strategic, policy and operational priorities, challenges and opportunities facing the sector.view

The MACs also ensure that LASA’s advocacy activities and Member services reflect current Member needs. View the State MAC Terms of Reference here. Representatives in each state are as follows:

Queensland MAC

Tony O’Hare (Chair) – Chairman CS Group (Flexible Living)
Kris Sargeant – Director of Community Care & Inclusion, Wesley Mission Qld
Paul Johnson – Chief Opportunity Officer, Ballycara
Nick Loudon – CEO & Director Envigor Pty Ltd, LASA Board Director
Steven Muggleton – CEO, Bolton Clarke, LASA Board Director
Lisa Fuller – State Customer Care Manager, Kincare
Mary Anne Edwards – Facility Clinical & Operational Manager, Resthaven on Quarry

New South Wales MAC

Kerry Mann (Acting Chair) – CEO, Cranbrook Care
Lindsay Doherty – Managing Director, Doherty Care
Steve Gordon – Managing Director, Clermont Aged Care
Michael Kresner – Managing Director Advantaged Care
Andrew Mann – Managing Director Sue Mann Nursing & Community Care
Chris Mamarelis – CEO The Whiddon Group
Shaun Mooney – Managing Director Operations, Clendon Care
Shane Neaves – CEO Penninsula Villages
Robert Orie – CEO Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home, LASA Board Director
Joanne Toohey – CEO The Benevolent Society
Jason Howie – CEO KinCare

Victoria MAC

Kerri Rivett – Chief Executive, Royal Freemasons Ltd, LASA Board Director
Ben Maw – CEO Cohuna District Health (Cohuna Community Nursing Home)
Ann Butcher – Executive General Manager Genu, Karingal St Laurence
Michelle Dowsett – CEO Sale Elderly Citizens Village
Sandra Hills – CEO Benetas
Nick McDonald – CEO Prestige Inhome Care
Paul Ostrowski – CEO Careconnect
Doreen Power – CEO Lyndoch Living

South Australia MAC

Beth DavidsonPark (Chair) – General Manager Alwyndor
Robert Cooper
– CEO Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Deb Dutton – CEO Rembrandt Living Incorporated
Nicolle Jachmann
– CEO Riverview Lutheran Rest Home
David Panter
– CEO ECH Inc, LASA Board Director
Sonia Mackay – Director You Are Important Australia
Dr Pooja Newman – CEO Ananda Aged Care
Sam Nicholls – Acting State Manager SA, Infinite Care
Mel Ottaway
– Executive Manager Aged Care, Uniting Communities
Chris Stewart – CEO Helping Hand
Roger Levi – Aged Care Director North Eastern Community Hospital

Western Australia MAC

Dr Nicky Howe (Chair) – CEO Southcare
Glen Gillingham – CEO Berrington
Christopher How – CEO Bethanie Group, LASA Board Director
Binu Joseph – Managing Director, Guildford Aged Care
Peter Michael – CEO Kimberley Care
Graeme Prior – CEO Hall & Prior
Rosh Jalagge – CEO Burswood Care
David Cox – Managing Director, Second Avenue Aged Care
Jackie Dillon – Director, Second Avenue Aged Care
Michelle Jenkins – CEO Community Vision
Michelle McGrath – CEO The Carers
Mario Zulberti – CEO Rosewood

LASA also convenes a number of issues-based committees, both nationally and in the following states:


Home Care Advisory Group
Residential Aged Care Advisory Group
Retirement Living and Seniors Housing Advisory Group
Property & Development Networking Group

New South Wales

Residential Aged Care Policy and Advisory Committee
Home Care Policy and Advisory Committee
Retirement Villages/Seniors Housing Policy and Advisory Committee


Victorian State Advisory Group – Home Care
Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Advisory Group
Finance Discussion Group
Victorian State Advisory Group – Retirement Living

South Australia

Residential Services Advisory Group
Retirement Living Advisory Committee
Home Care Advisory Committee

Western Australia

Residential Aged Care Policy and Advisory Committee
Home Care Policy and Advisory Committee
Retirement Villages/Seniors Housing Policy and Advisory Committee


Workplace Relations Advisory Group – convened in Sydney
Private Owners / Investors Group – convened in Sydney