APNS Executive Committee 2019-2020
At our 2019 AGM, APNS Secretary Breeda Kelly stepped up to take on the position of APNS President for 2019-2020.
We are also delighted that Alannah Norman, who was previously APNS President 2017-2018, has agreed to continue on the APNS Committee as Vice President.
Also, many thanks to outgoing President Nick McDonald and all our 2018-2019 Committee members for all their hard work over the past year.
A big welcome to the new APNS Committee members.
President: Breeda Kelly, First Call Nursing
I am the Managing Director of First Call Nursing, an approved NDIS provider operating in Sydney’s south west with a multicultural client and staff base.
I started in this industry over 10 years ago because I am passionate about helping people remain at home and stay involved in their communities for as long as they able and want to, providing them with the highest quality of care and support.
I have been a part of the APNS Committee for a number of years, both as APNS Treasurer for four years, and a General Committee Member for the past two years. And to stay informed on what is happening in our industry, First Call Nursing is also a member of the ACIA (Attendant Care Industry Association) and LASA (Leading Age Services Australia).
I have always been interested in health and fitness, and currently most weekends are spent in the company of like-minded friends riding our bikes around Sydney, as long as it’s not raining!
Vice President: Alannah Norman, 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 seen the business grow since its inception in 1995; and since 2005, have been formally involved in its day-to-day running.
Based in Windsor in North West Sydney, we currently have 250 staff providing personal care, domestic assistance and respite for more than 40 organisations. We are proud to be an approved provided for Home Care NSW and Veterans’ Home Care
My previous career experience has been in local government community, cultural and communications management. My husband and I have two great young boys (aged 6 and 11), 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.
Treasurer : Jennifer Whitelaw, A.P. Care Services ((All Parental Care Australia)
I am an Executive Manager at A.P. Care Services, specialising in in-home care across Sydney South/Southwest, and the Wollongong/Illawarra region. I previously worked with Jenny Craig, running statewide, high volume training programs across NSW.
I run consultations with staff and clients, undertake research into current legislation and operational good practice, write and update operational policy and procedures to form ongoing partnerships and networking with government and non-government bodies. Most recently, I have been progressively aligning A.P. Care’s practices with the NDIS Quality & Safeguards – Practice Standards, The Aged Care Quality Standards and other industry-based standards and programs.
When not working, I love socialising with family and friends, traveling (especially to the US), and indulging in the odd chocolate-coated raisin.
Membership Officer: Chris Nieass, Hills Nursing
Public Officer: Glenda Potts, CEO & Co-owner South Coast Home Health Care Pty Ltd, NSW
Secretary: Kate Spurway, CEO NurseWatch
APNS General Committee 2019-2020
Nick McDonald, Prestige In Home-Care
Martin Healy, Care Givers Pty Ltd
Shelley Shannon, Essential Care
Danielle Wallace, ARIA Strategy
Maureen Fields, Ten Years Younger Home Care
Jonathan Pinder, Hender Care