Director of Residential Aged Care
A desire to help people from a young age, particularly the elderly, has seen Annie dedicate her life to nursing and caring for others. After starting as a registered nurse at Wesley Mission Queensland’s St John’s nursing home, she soon became the Director of Nursing and it was in this role that she led the merger of St John’s and St Luke’s nursing homes into the new, state-of-the-art, 145-bed Parkview aged care home, which opened in 2009. Annie has ben in the role of Director of Residential Aged Care for the last nine years.
A highlight for Annie during her time at Wesley Mission Queensland has been instigating the Eden Alternative™ philosophy of care across all 13 aged care homes. This philosophy is built around relationship-centred care that aims to empower residents, staff and families.
Annie is a registered nurse and holds a BA in Health Science along with postgraduate certificates in management, and counter terrorism and intelligence. She has completed an executive leadership program entitled ‘Non-profit Leadership Postgraduate Program – Leading in Turbulent Times’ through Harvard Club Australia, and a career-defining 12 month course titled ‘Advanced Leadership Program’ through Women & Leadership Australia.
Annie is a Director of Northside Christian College and a member of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM).
Annie and her husband Patrick have three adult children, all married, and seven grandchildren. Family get-togethers are lots of fun and very loud!