APNS Executive Committee 2018-2019
We are pleased to announce that our most recent Vice President Nick McDonald has stepped up to take on the position of APNS President for 2018-2019.
We are also delighted that Alannah Norman, who concluded her role as APNS President 2017-2018 after four years of excellent work on behalf of all APNS members, has agreed to continue on the APNS Committee as Vice President.
President: Nick McDonald, CEO Prestige In-Home Care
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.
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.
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 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!
Treasurer: Jenny Whitelaw, A.P. Care Services
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
Shelley Shannon, Essential Care
Kate Spurway, NurseWatch
Danielle Wallace, ARIA Strategy
APNS Committee of Management 2017-2018