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MEET THE TEAM

Ronda Jacobs

Chair

Ronda joined the Board in 2023 to assist with recruitment and retention of Board Members, and was appointed as Chair the same year.

Ronda is an experienced Non Executive Director, with particular expertise and a passion for developing strategic direction and then implementing and measuring progress; fostering business development and innovation; building stakeholder relationships and valuable partnerships; and governance for both risk and opportunity. Her background includes a range of Board experiences including for purpose, statutory government authority and peak body organisations, all related to the health and wellbeing of Australians. These Board positions were in parallel to a successful career in C-suite roles in the public and private sectors across a range of healthcare and wellbeing organisations within Australia and South East Asia. Ronda is now turning this wealth of experience to further Board roles, mentoring, and other interesting projects.

Gab Pascuzzi

Deputy Chair

Gab Pascuzzi joined the Board in 2022.

Gab has been in the property industry his entire working life being a Commercial Real Estate Partner at Knight Frank Australia and Director at CBRE. During Covid Gab decided to pursue a long term desire to move into Property Development & Investment with Up Property to ensure more time was spent with his wife and 3 young children. With a long history of builders in his family, his spare time over a 20+ year period was juggling Real Estate and personal property development projects.

Dementia is a real life situation for Gab with both grandparents during his childhood and also his father being diagnosed 3 years ago with the disease. Gab has seen the impact first hand to these competent individuals and the considerable changes to their lives , hence his focus to give back to such an important cause.   

Sarah Yeates

Chief Executive Officer

Sarah Yeates joined the Staff team at Caladenia in May 2001. Sarah has worked in HACC funded day centres since 1991, and has experience in both activity programming, Governance and Management.

Sarah has a passion for improving services and supports for people living with dementia, and volunteers in an administration support capacity for Dementia Alliance International - an advocacy organisation for people living with dementia run by people living with dementia.

Sarah and the team received a Shire of Yarra Ranges Australia Day Award in 2007, and in 2008 Sarah was nominated for the Alcoa Foundation Outstanding Community Worker Award. Sarah received a Community Contribution Award from the office of David Hodgett MP in 2015. Sarah has recently completed a Diploma in Governance.

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Hannah Sutherland

Fiance Committee Convenor

Hannah Sutherland joined Caladenia in January 2015 as a member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee. Hannah's qualifications include a Bachelor of Business (Law) and a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting. She has eight years experience in Public Practice accounting and auditing services, and has recently moved into a company accountant role within a mid-sized business in the entertainment industry. She currently lives in Lilydale, and has lived in the Shire of Yarra Ranges her whole life. In her free time, Hannah enjoys gardening, walking her dog, and spending time with family and friends.

Claire Jones

Board Member

Claire is a social worker by profession and works in the veteran and mental health spaces. However, her personal passion is supporting those with dementia as well as their families. Claire was a support person to her father, Ted, who lived with Alzheimer’s Disease. During this time, Ted became involved in Caladenia and Claire and her family were so humbled by the support offered, and the high level of support offered to both Ted, but also her mum.

From this experience, Claire found she wanted to give more and when the opportunity arose for her to apply to the Board of Directors she did so and was successful. 

Other than this, Claire loves her friends and family - including two dogs and two cats- all elderly and rescued (the pets, but she says many of the friends and family are as well!) Claire is looking forward to getting to know the Caladenia family better and contributing however she can.

Jenny Gladwin

Board Member

Jenny joined the Board as a Director on 25 February 2020

Jenny is a Registered Nurse, and works in the the Aboriginal and Indigenous Health Team at EACH.

Jenny was fulltime carer for Mother who lived with dementia and attended Caladenia programs.  Jenny is also a part-time registered nurse caring for elderly and complex needs patients (including dementia) living in the community.  

Harry Moyle

Board Member

Harry is the Board's immediate past Chair having served as Chair and prior to that as Treasurer for 26 years.

Harry Moyle joined Caladenia in 1996 as Treasurer and was elected Chair of the Board of Directors in 2008. He is the convener of the Governance Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Harry has received Achievement Awards from Tony Smith MP, Aaron Violi MP, and David Hodgett MP for his contribution to the local community.

His qualifications include a Diploma of Agriculture, a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and a Diploma of Financial Planning. Until his retirement in 2011, he was a self employed Accountant and Financial Planner. He was a Professional Member of the National Institute of Accountants and a Certified Financial Planner Member of the Financial Planning Association. Harry has been Secretary and Treasurer of the Toorak RSL Sub-Branch and enjoys gardening for relaxation. He is married to Jenny and they have two adult children and six grand-children.

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Nan Yu

Board Member

Nan joined the Board in 2019, and is an experienced professional across strategy, insights, analytics, innovation and social impact. He is passionate about elevating care outcomes and helping those in need.

Wearing many hats, Nan leads the Commercial Excellence function for a global pharmaceutical company's Australian and New Zealand business focusing on strategy, analytics and commercial performance. He is also the founder and CEO of My Dementia Companion, the world’s first smart digital dementia tool.

Nan is also a Board Director of Care Connect, provides pro bono management consulting services to various senior management, carer education and more. Prior, he was a management consultant and clinical pharmacist.

ABOUT US


OUR VISION 

To be a leader in the provision of services for people in our community who are living with dementia and those who care for them. 

OUR MISSION 

Caladenia - providing superior services to enhance the quality of life for people living with dementia. 

OUR VALUES 

  • Respect and value all those who use the services

  • Excellence of care

  • Value staff and carers

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