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

Queensland MAC

Tony O’Hare (Chair) – Managing Director, CS Group (Flexible Living)
Mary Anne Edwards – Facility Manager/ DON, Resthaven on Quarry
Athena Ermides – General Manager, Berlasco Court Caring Centre
Paul Johnson – Chief Opportunity Officer, Ballycara
Nick Loudon – CEO, Seasons Aged Care & LASA Board Director
Steven Muggleton – CEO, Bolton Clarke

New South Wales MAC

Cynthia Payne (Chair) – CEO, SummitCare (Australia)
Natasha Chadwick – Managing Director, Synovum Care Group
Lindsay Doherty – Managing Director, Doherty Care
Matthew Fisher – Director, Greengate
Steve Gordon – Managing Director, Clermont Aged Care
Michael Kresner – Managing Director Advantage Care
Kerry Mann – CEO, Cranbrook Care
Andrew Mann – Managing Director Sue Mann Nursing & Community Care
Chris Marmarelis – 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

Victoria MAC

Kerri Rivett (Chair) – CEO Shepparton Villages & LASA Board Director
Ann Butcher – Executive General Manager Genu, Karingal St Laurence
Michelle Dowsett – CEO, Sale Elderly Citizens Village
Sandra Hills – CEO, Benetas
Ben Maw – Director Aged Care, Barwon Health
Nick McDonald – CEO, Prestige Inhome Care
Paul Ostrowski – CEO, Careconnect
Felix Pintado – CEO Royal Freemasons
Doreen Power – CEO, Lyndoch Living
Wayne Weaire – CEO, Ballan District Health & Care

South Australia MAC

Amanda Birkin (Chair) – Executive Director, Ridleyton Greek Home for the Aged
Ray Creen – CEO, ACH Group
Kimberley Moss – CEO / General Manager, Amber Aged Care
David Panter – ECH Inc
Renae Sullivan – General Manager, Ubercare
Scott Williams – CEO, North Eastern Community Hospital

Western Australia MAC

Chris How (Chair) – CEO, Bethanie Group
Kevin Brimblecombe – COO, Aegis Care
Michelle DeRonchi – CEO, Enrich Living Services & LASA Board Director
Jackie Dillon – Director, Second Avenue Aged Care
Glen Gillingham – CEO, Berrington
Graham Prior – CEO, Hall & Prior
Rosh Jalagge – CEO, Burswood Care
Binu Joseph – Managing Director, Guildford Aged Care
Tony Stephenson – CEO, Craigcare
Olive Wright – CEO, Meathcare
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

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