ACSA Chairperson

Stephen Cornelissen, Group CEO at 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. 


Board Directors

Cherylee Treloar - Vice Chairperson, CEO at 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. 

Mark Sewell, CEO at 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.

Jackie Howard, CEO at 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.

Daniel Aitchison, Chief Executive at Clayton Church Homes, South Australia

Daniel has a long history working in aged care and health services across Australia, serving in Leadership roles for AnglicareSQ, Primary Health Care (Healius) and TriCare. Daniel joined the Executive team of AnglicareSA in 2018 in the role of Executive Manager, Aged Care Services. In this role he oversaw a portfolio of residential aged care, community aged care, retirement living and allied health care services across South Australia.

In 2021 Daniel was recruited to the role of Chief Executive for Clayton Church Homes, a provider of aged care services across South Australia. Daniel is a graduate of the AICD and an Associate Fellow at the Australasian College of Health Service Management, in addition to holding a Masters of Health Management and a Bachelor of Nursing.

Shane Yensch, Executive Director at Alinea Inc., Western Australia

Shane is currently Executive Director at Alinea Inc. where he has worked for the past 31 years. Alinea is a provider of residential aged care with 231 aged care beds and operates a small retirement village. Alinea provides employment services to people with a disability through ParaQuad Industries along with recreational services and Home Care for spinal injured people. 

Mr Yensch has a Bachelor of Business and MBA from Curtin University and is a past State President of CPA Australia, and has also chaired the CPA Western Australian Divisional Council which services 10,000 WA members. He was elected to the ACSA WA Divisional Council in 2017 and served as ACSWA Treasurer until his election to the Chair of the ACSA WA Divisional Council in November 2021. 


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Scott Kable CEO, Cowra Retirement Village
Mark Sewell, Chair CEO, Warrigal
Sue Thomson 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 Executive Director, Anglicare SQ
Darolyn Harris General Manager Care and Clinical Governance, Blue Care
Karen Crouch CEO, FerosCare
Cherylee Treloar, Chair CEO, Footprints Inc
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
Daniel Aitchison, Chair CEO, Clayton Church Homes
Jane Pickering CEO, Eldercare
Frank Weits CEO, ACH Group Inc.
Darren Birbeck CEO, Resthaven Incorporated
Jenny Deer CEO, Mount View Homes,
Gradyn Spinks Executive General Manager, Anglicare SA
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, Chair CEO, Masonic Care
Justine Barwick Chief Operating Office, Family Based Care Tasmania
David Reece CEO, AdventCare
Stephen Cornelissen, Chair 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 CEO, Amana Living, WA
Dr Ricki Smith, Deputy Chair CEO, Access Care Network Australia
Shane Yensch, Chair 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