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) – Chairman, 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

Matthew Fisher (Chair) – Director, Greengate
Lindsay Doherty – Managing Director, Doherty Care
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 – CEO Shepparton Villages & 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
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
David Panter – CEO, ECH Inc
Angela Littleford – General Manager Metro Division, Helping Hand
Michele Smith – CEO, North Eastern Community Hospital
Dr Pooja Newman – CEO, Ananda Aged Care
Trudy Sutton – Acting CEO, ACH Group
Allan Quire
– Director Strategy, Lifecare
Melissa Pagliarulo – CEO, St Paul’s Lutheran
Lawrence Todd – Business Manager, Lobethal & District Aged Homes
Mel Ottaway – Executive Manager Aged Care, Uniting Communities
Prue Mounsey – Regional Manager, Infin8 Care

Western Australia MAC

The WA MAC membership will be formalised later this year following a broader LASA State MAC review.

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

Retreiment 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