LASA Committees

LASA’s advocacy has been essential in keeping us abreast of what is going on.

and to feel confident, particularly being a rural aged care service, that we are indeed connected.  Well done LASA team.”

Kaloma Home for the Aged - QLD

Jewish Care (Victoria) Inc.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:


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
Lisa Fuller - State Customer Care Manager, Kincare
Shane Winterton - Business Director, CPSM Care
Danielle Mackenzie - CEO, Sundale

Mary Anne Edwards - Clinical & Operational Manager, Resthaven on Quarry


Kerry Mann (Chair) - CEO, Cranbrook Care
Shaun Mooney (Deputy Chair) - Managing Director Operations, Clendon Care
Steve Gordon - Managing Director, Clermont Aged Care
Michael Kresner - Managing Director Advantaged Care
Chris Mamarelis - CEO The Whiddon Group
Shane Neaves - CEO Penninsula Villages
Robert Orie - CEO Montefiore, LASA Board Director
Joanne Toohey - CEO The Benevolent Society
Jason Howie - CEO KinCare
Lynn Bailey – Executive General Manager, Fresh Hope Care


Doreen Power (Chair) - CEO Lyndoch Living
Paul Ostrowski (Deputy Chair) - CEO Careconnect
Kerri Rivett
- Chief Executive, Royal Freemasons Ltd, LASA Board Director
Bill Appleby - CEO Jewish Care (Victoria)
Sandra Hills - CEO Benetas
Nick McDonald - CEO Prestige Inhome Care
Robyn Boyd - CEO Southern Cross Care (Tasmania)
Natasha Wilkinson - CEO Donwood Community Aged Services
Peter Williams - CEO Onecare Limited
Paul Sutton - Victorian Operations Manager, Ryman Health Care
Nadine Ozols - Chief Operating Officer, Aged Care Deloraine


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
Dr Pooja Newman Clinical Director, 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
Trevor Patti - CEO St Paul's Lutheran Homes Hahndorf
Warren Ortmann - General Manager Corporate Services, Life Care



Dr Nicky Howe (Chair) - CEO Southcare
Michelle Jenkins (Deputy Chair) - CEO Community Vision
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, Curtin Heritage Living
Jackie Dillon - Director, Second Avenue Aged Care
Michelle McGrath - CEO The Carers
Mario Zulberti - CEO Rosewood
Donna Leckie - Chief Operating Officer, Compatible Care Nursing Services

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


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