APNS Committee

APNS Committee of Management 2016/2017


Executive Committee 2017/18

Committee responsibilities


Alannah Norman – President
Wendy’s Home Care

I am the Manager of our family-owned business, which provides in-home assistance to clients across the Western Sydney and Blue Mountains areas. I have watched the business grow since its inception in 1995; and have been formally involved in its day-to-day running since 2005.

Based in Windsor in North West Sydney, we currently have 250 staff providing personal care, domestic assistance and respite for more than 50 organisations. We are proud to be an approved provider for Home Care, Veterans’ Home Care and the NDIS.

My previous career experience has been in local government community, cultural and communications management. My husband and I have two great young boys (aged 14 and 17), and have enjoyed restoring our heritage home and garden over the past few years. I appreciate the opportunity of being able to contribute to the continued development of APNS and look forward to working with other members.

Nick McDonald – Vice President
Prestige Inhome Care

I am the Founder and CEO of one of Australia’s premium private home care providers, Prestige Inhome Care, and have more than 20 years’ experience in the industry.

I established Prestige as a family business in 2005, committed to offering the highest quality care and employing the most qualified and committed staff, and we now manage more than 600 employees across Victoria and New South Wales. Prestige has also won several business awards, including the BRW Fast 100 on more than one occasion.

Always actively involved with the industry, I also hold a position on the Leading Aged Services Australia (LASA) Community Care Taskforce, the LASA Members Advisory Committee and previously spent three years as President of APNS.

Plus, with a passion for all things ‘health and wellbeing’, I also enjoy training for triathlons as well as chasing around three young children at home.

Shelley Shannon – Secretary
Essential Care

In 2011 my daughter and I opened Essential Care. I had extensive experience managing an aged care service for a non-profit organisation so the transition to be an owner/operator of our own aged care service wasn’t difficult, just more nerve racking! I am also an Enrolled Nurse and have a Diploma in Welfare and Business Management.

Today, we are still a small home-based business with 33 employees, delivering quality services from Helensburgh to Gerroa along the south coast of NSW. We are proud of the business we have grown, and the fact that we have given many people an opportunity to acquire a Certificate 111 in Aged Care or Disability over the past 7 years, some of whom have also gone onto to become RNs, paramedics and enrolled nurses.

At home, I enjoy spending time with my 7 grandchildren who come for sleepovers every fortnight. I also enjoy travelling around Australia with my husband in our Toyota coaster bus.

Jenny Whitelaw – Treasurer
A.P. Care Services

I am the Manager of HR and Business Development at A.P.Care Services (All Parental Care Australia), specializing in home care across Sydney, Wollongong and the Illawarra region.

I joined A.P.Care in 1996, and now manage all staff recruitment, selection, induction and ongoing training functions. Previously I worked with Jenny Craig, running statewide, high volume training programs across NSW.

Managing the company’s Human Resources functions is a broad portfolio, including the Work Health and Safety (WH&S) and Return to Work (RTW) Programs. I also run consultations with staff and clients, undertake research into current legislation and operational good practice, write and update operational policy and procedures, and network with government and non-government bodies. Recently I’ve been aligning A.P. Care’s practices with the standards under the HACC, ACAR, CSP, and other disability programs.

When not working, I love socialising with family and friends, traveling (especially to the US), and indulging in the odd chocolate-coated raisin.


Glenda Potts – Membership Secretary & Public Officer
CEO & Co-owner South Coast Home Health Care Pty Ltd, NSW


General Committee 2017/18

Sue Beehag
Subee Pty Ltd

Graham Bower
Bower YNA

Gary Greer 
Alpha Nursing

Martin Healy

Breeda Kelly – Financial Committee Member
First Call Nursing

Danielle Wallace
ARIA Strategy

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