APNS Committee


APNS Executive Committee 2018-2019

Alannah Norman concluded her term as APNS President after four years of excellent work in the role on behalf of all APNS members.  No nominations were received for the position of President 2018-2019, so an additional nomination process will be conducted and current Vice President Nick McDonald will be acting in the role in the meantime.

Committee responsibilities

President:  Vacant Position 


Vice President:  Nick McDonald, CEO Prestige In-Home 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.

Secretary: Breeda Kelly, CEO 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 was 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!

Treasurer: Jenny Whitelaw, 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.


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


APNS General Committee 2018-2019


Graham Bower, Bower YNA 

Martin Healy, Care Givers Pty Ltd 

Alannah Norman, Wendys Home Care

Shelley Shannon, Essential Care

Kate Spurway, NurseWatch 

Danielle Wallace, ARIA Strategy  

APNS Committee of Management 2017-2018

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