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ACSA Chairperson

Sara Blunt - Chairperson CEO, Kalyra Communities, SA

2559_001-Sara-Blunt.jpgSara has broad leadership experience including aged care, health, regulatory and military environments. She has up to date knowledge in leadership and management having attended Mt Eliza Executive Education, building on her Bachelor of Business. She is a graduate of the Vincent Fairfax, Ethics in Leadership program adding an ethical dimension to her skill set. Sara's leadership in aged care and health is highly credible as she is a Registered Nurse.

Sara's leadership experience in aged care, health, professional regulation and the military along with her interest in bringing the best from people has led to highly successful outcomes in leading change.

Board Directors

Stephen Cornelissen - Vice Chairperson Group CEO, Mercy Health, Victoria

Stephen is an experienced health care executive who has worked in a range of roles in hospitals, community organisations and central bureaucracy in both metropolitan and rural settings in Australia and New Zealand.

Stephen has served on a number of national and state advisory groups, and maintains an active profile in local community initiatives. He is committed to, and passionate about, improving care and services for people, particularly those who are disadvantaged or facing adversity.
Stephen has been awarded by the Australian Catholic University the honorary title of Adjunct Professor in recognition of leadership in the area of health and aged care services.

Stephanie Buckland, CEO, Amana Living, Western Australia

Stephanie has an extensive background in leadership, marketing and product management and has worked across a variety of sectors including aged care, tourism, banking and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Since joining Amana Living in 2016, she has worked with her team to initiate a program of change and transformation to bring Amana Living closer to its customers.  Significant initiatives include the Dedicated Staffing Model implemented in all residential care centres; the launch of the Amana Living Training Institute registered training organisation; and the innovative Amana Living Arts Festival. 

Stephanie is a Director of Anglicare Australia; Chair of St George’s Anglican Grammar School; and a member of the Curtin University Business School Advisory Council.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Virginia.

Mark Sewell, CEO, Warrigal, New South Wales

Mark's experience includes: CEO and Company Secretary of Warrigal, a NFP aged care and retirement living provider operating at 12 locations across SE NSW; Chair of Lighthouse church and community care services; Regional Councillor lllawarra Business Chamber; ACSA Board member and NSW Divisional Councillor and lllawarra Regional Chair; lllawarra Regional Manager DoCS Disability Services; NSW Deputy Director Ageing Disability and Home Care Services; Chair of Cedars College; NSW Ministerial Advisory Council for Minister for the lllawarra.


Cherylee Treloar, CEO, Footprints, Queensland

Cherylee-Treloar_Board.jpgSince 2010 Cherylee Treloar has been the CEO of Footprints in Brisbane Inc., a highly respected not for profit community based organization that delivers community based support and clinical services; funded by government (Commonwealth, State and Local) and charitable donation to older people, disabled, mentally ill, homeless and at risk of homeless persons. She has previously held management positions with global companies such as Australian Red Cross (Queensland) and State-wide Blue Care as well as Local Government (economic development & corporate services). 

Cherylee has continually been involved in a variety of groups and boards including contributing to various government consultations. Over the past three years, Government initiatives have included Aged Care Reforms (Consumer Directed Care) and the National Disability Insurance Scheme; facilitating workforce and program restructuring, effective funding utilisation and strengthening governance. 

Jackie Howard, CEO, Masonic Care Tasmania

Jackie-Howard-CEO-MCT.jpgJackie is an experienced Executive who assumed the role of CEO Masonic Care Tasmania (MCT) in March 2019. Prior to joining MCT Jackie held several senior executive roles in the public and private health sectors and the not-for-profit aged and disability sectors in the UK, Germany and Australia. Jackie is a nurse by profession, with a Master of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jackie is committed to, and driven by, getting better outcomes for customers and helping organisations deliver exceptional care, while achieving sustainable change through focusing on continuous improvement.


Please note that ACS NSW/ACT transitioned their business operations to ACSA on 1 July 2017. ACS NSW/ACT is finalising windup activities as part of a voluntary members liquidation process.  To view the ACSA NSW/ACT 2017 Financial Report please click here.

Scott Kable CEO, Cowra Retirement Village
Mark Sewell CEO, Warrigal
Sue Thompson CEO, McLean Care
Jenni Allan CEO, ADSSI Homeliving
Alexandra Davis CEO, Holy Family Services
Marta Terracciano CEO, Residential Gardens
Leigh Kildey CEO, Ashfield Baptist Homes
Tony Bidstrup CEO, Mercy Services
Matt Sierp CEO, Sapphire Coast Aged Care
Rosy Walia CEO, Multicultural Care
Saviour Buhagiar Director RHCS, Uniting
Kate Hurrell CEO, Three Tree Lodge
Helen Emmerson CEO, Southern Cross Care NSW/ACT
Sue Cooke Interim Executive Director, Anglicare SQ
Darolyn Harris General Manager Care and Clinical Governance, Blue Care
Karen Crouch CEO, FerosCare
Cherylee Treloar CEO, Footprints Inc
Jane Pickering CEO, Eldercare
Darren Birbeck CEO, Resthaven Incorporated
Juanita Walker CEO, Whyalla Aged Care Inc
Daniel Aitchison, Chair CEO, Clayton Church Homes
Ashley Cooper CEO, Fullarton Lutheran Homes
Sara Blunt CEO, Kalyra Communities
Sharyn Broer CEO, Meals on Wheels (SA) Inc
Anna Howard CEO, Murray Mallee Aged Care Group
David Moran CEO, Southern Cross Care SA & NT
Frank Weits CEO, ACH Group Inc.
Glenn Hardwick CEO – Christian Homes Tasmania
Allyson Warrington CEO, Community Based Support
Wendy Mitchell CEO, Community Care Tasmania
Connie Bruckard General Manager, Home Care Services, Anglicare Tas
Fiona Onslow-Agnew Chief Executive, May Shaw
Jackie Howard CEO, Masonic Care
Justine Barwick Chief Operating Office, Family Based Care Tasmania
Michael Malakonas CEO, Fronditha Care
David Reece, Chair CEO, AdventCare
Stephen Cornelissen Group CEO, Mercy Health
Michele Lewis CEO, Mecwacare
Vanda Iaconese CEO, Doutta Galla Aged Services
Rosa Ginevra CEO, Mayflower Aged Care
Janna Voloshin CEO, Vasey RSL Care
Birgit Goetz CEO, Martin Luther Homes
Joy Leggo CEO, Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong
Nicole Hornsby Executive Director, Baptcare
Phillip Goulding General Manager, Wintringham
Craig Bardrick CEO, BASScare
Mark Gummer CEO, Astley Care
Stephanie Buckland, Chair CEO, Amana Living, WA
Dr Ricki Smith, Deputy Chair CEO, Access Care Network Australia
Shane Yensch Executive Director, Alinea
Justine Colyer CEO, Rise Network
Irene Mooney CEO, MYVISTA
Russell Bricknell CEO, Baptistcare WA
Olive Wright CEO, Meath Care
Marnie Alefosio Manager, Aged & Community Care, Yaandina Community
Joanne Wilkinson Executive Director Community Business Development, Juniper