APNS Committee

APNS Executive Committee


At our first Virtual AGM 2020, APNS Vice President Alannah Norman stepped up to take on the position of APNS President for 2020-2021. We are delighted that Alannah, who was previously President in 2017-2018, has agreed to head the APNS Committee once again.

Also, many thanks to outgoing President Breeda Kelly and all our 2019-2020 Committee members for their hard work over the past year.

A big welcome to the new APNS Committee members.

Committee responsibilities

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.

Vice President:  (Currently vacant)

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.

Managing A.P. Care’s Human Resources functions is an extension of my previous experience while expanding my portfolio into the Work Health and Safety (WH&S) and Return to Work (RTW) Programs.

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.

Public Officer (Non-Committee member): Shelley Shannon, CEO Essential Care 

Secretary: Kate Spurway, CEO NurseWatch


APNS General Committee 2019-2020

Nick McDonald, Prestige In Home-Care 

Martin Healy, Care Givers Pty Ltd 

Sue Beehag, Subee Pty Ltd

Breeda KellyFirst Call Nursing

Danielle Wallace, ARIA Strategy

Maureen Fields, Ten Years Younger Home Care

Jonathan Pinder, Hender Care

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