Our people

Pat Sparrow

NATIONAL CEO

Pat Sparrow is a social policy leader and innovator with expertise in stakeholder engagement and management. She has specific and detailed expertise in ageing policy and aged care, having worked as, and with, a diverse range of stakeholders including consumers, service providers, workforce, health professionals, corporate organisations and Government. This unique ‘360 degree’ perspective ensures that Pat’s leadership approach is strategic and nuanced, inclusive and collaborative. No one is better placed to represent ACSA and its members as once-in-a-generation reforms of aged care take place.

Trevor Lovelle

Executive Director WA, SA and NT

Membership & Corporate Partnerships

Trevor’s experience in policy development, strategic planning, commercial acumen and stakeholder relations have been developed in a career that has spanned over 25 years. He entered the complex world of aged care at the end of 2013, at a time of significant change, and is enjoying the challenge of providing industry solutions for the unique issues faced by our members in delivering aged care to older Australians.

Trevor holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Business (BBus) and a Graduate Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

 

Darren Mathewson

Executive Director TAS & VIC

Strategy & Policy

Darren was previously Chief Executive Officer of Aged & Community Services Tasmania (ACST) for 9 years having previously been an industrial advocate, union leader and educator/campaigner.  Darren represents ACSA at the National Aged Care Alliance and has been active on a number of national committees/groups with ACSA. He is a current Board member of the Tasmanian Council of Social Services (TasCOSS) and was until recently a member of the Federal Government’s Australian Skills and Industry Committee (VET system), representing Tasmanian Industry on behalf of the Tasmanian Government.

Anna-Maria Wade

Acting Executive Director NSW & QLD

Anna-Maria has a diverse background with experience across multinational pharmaceutical manufacturing, recruitment and vocational education. Since 2010, Anna-Maria has worked in the NFP aged care sector: initially in an HR capacity for an ACSA member in rural NSW and more recently in Employee Relations with ACSA. Anna-Maria works closely with our members who are operating in challenging circumstances to better manage their greatest asset, their people, through advocacy, advice, education and support in the context of industrial relations, HR and WHS. In her acting role, she will continue to support our members in a broader capacity.

Graeme Sala

Chief Operating Officer

With a career dominated by working in various Executive roles across Operations, Finance and Capital management roles, Graeme has handled large and complex budgets and delivered investment strategies which have turned organisations around. Working in the industries of health, insurance, superannuation and automotive sectors, Graeme has overseen large operational functions inclusive of customer service, human resource and the corporate strategy function in organisations such as Medibank, RAA (SA) and BUPA.

 

NameDesignationPhone
Trevor Lovelle Director - Membership & Corporate Partnerships 08 9244 8233
Jodie Pannell Manager - Membership & Corporate Partnerships 08 9244 8233
Beth Watson Membership & Corporate Partnerships 08 9244 8233
NameDesignationPhone
Veronica Zaghloul Manager - Education and Events 02 8754 0400
Elizabeth Peare National Events & Program Coordinator 02 8754 0400
Sharon Nacey National Summit Events & Marketing Coordinator 02 8754 0400
Cynthia Lee Events Administrator 02 8754 0400
NameDesignationPhone
Darren Mathewson Director - Strategy & Policy
Derek Dittrich Manager - Policy and Member Advice 0417 812 620
Peta Braendler Policy and Member Advice Officer 1300 877 855
Elizabeth Teece Retirement Living & Research officer 1300 877 855
Deborah Rose Policy and Member Advice Officer 1300 877 855
Shawnee Van Poeteren Policy and Member Advice Officer 1300 877 855
Jazz Tyrril Member Services - Queensland 0410 619 219
NameDesignationPhone
Emily Parkinson ACSA Media Manager 03 9108 0750
Sharon Wilkinson Communications Coordinator 08 8338 7111
Ana Marco Communications Coordinator 08 8338 7111
NameDesignationPhone
Christine Spackman NSW Projects Lead 02 8754 0400
Tim Lester Workforce Project Officer - Tasmania 03 6231 3100
Fiona Huskinson Workforce Project Officer - Tasmania 03 6231 3100
Kathryn Campbell Workforce Project Officer - Tasmania 03 6231 3100
Frances Shouten Workforce Officer - Tasmania 03 6231 3100
Gai Marheine Aboriginal Sector Development Officer Sydney 02 8754 0400
Fiona McLean Aboriginal Sector Development Officer Sydney 02 8754 0400
Ann Mehaffey Senior Project Officer - Respite 02 8754 0400
Joyleen Thomas Manager - Better Practice Project SA 08 8338 7111
Melissa Jackman Workforce Project Officer 08 8338 7111
Dana Lavenant SA Better Practice Project Coordinator 08 8338 7111
Vicki Smith SA Better Practice Project Support Officer 08 8338 7111
Rosie Mangan Service Support & Development Project Officer 08 8338 7111
Lesley King Regional, Rural & Remote Project Officer 08 8338 7111
Philip Allan Sector Support & Development Project Officer 08 8338 7111
NameDesignationPhone
Darren Mathewson Director - Strategy & Policy
Lee Veitch Workforce Development Manager 03 6105 0246
Derek Dittrich Manager - Policy and Member Advice 0417 812 620
Christopher Hampton State Government Relations 03 9108 0750
Heather Witham National Government Relations Manager 03 9108 0750
Heather Engelhardt Policy Development Officer - Adelaide 08 8338 7111
Gayle Wain Policy Development - Brisbane 0429 052 202
Deidre Gerathy Policy Development Officer - Canberra 02 6282 7827
NameDesignationPhone
Graham Sala Chief Operating Officer and Company Secretary 03 9108 0750
Leanne Lovell EA to Pat Sparrow / Travel Coordinator 03 9607 1395
Melissa Jurie Operations & Finance Administrator 03 9108 0750
Angela Chen National Database Manager 02 8754 0400
Alina Jerijian Finance Coordinator
Charles Mahagodage Senior Finance Officer 02 8754 0400
Damian Hoffman Finance Officer 02 8754 0400
Angelique McEvoy Executive Assistant - Perth 08 9244 8233
Judy Davies Executive Assistant - Adelaide 08 8338 7111
Kiki Edlund Executive Assistant - Sydney 02 8754 0400
NameDesignationPhone
Anna-Maria Wade Manager Employee Relations 02 8754 0400
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Julie Anderson Team Leader Consultants 02 8754 0400

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