MEET THE TEAM
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. 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.
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.
Finance Committee Convener
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.
John Ansell has been involved in Commercial Aviation for the majority of his life, with three major commercial airlines- concentrating in Operations Management & as Cabin Crew.
John is currently enrolled with UTAS for 2019, for Bachelor of Dementia Care.
John is passionate about looking at ways that we can optimise the lives of those diagnosed with Dementias, and is a fierce and strong believer that through education, we may be able to achieve great steps forward in quality dementia care.
Gary Burgess is a retired Solicitor who graduated from Monash University in 1973 with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws. Gary conducted his own legal practice for 42 years. Gary has been a resident of Chirnside Park for the last 34 years and has always resided in the Outer Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.
Gary enjoys Travel, Hockey, Horse racing, Richmond Football Club and Walking.
Nan Yu joined the Board in 2019. Nan holds BPharm(Hons), BCom, and GradCertPP. Nan is a pharmacist by training with a strong interest in helping those in need. The love for problem solving also led him to a career in management consulting (with a relatively large focus in health) and life sciences, where he current leads the strategy and insights function for the company. His passion for ageing and dementia also led him to volunteer at Mercy Place weekly with people with dementia, and then to Caladenia's Board of Directors.
Tas was born in Hobart, studied and worked in the Insurance Industry there for 27 yrs. Tas had his own Insurance brokerage and financial planning business for many years. Tas was the President of the Seville football club and has a keen interest in local sporting clubs, particularly football. Tas recently resigned as a Director of the Wandin/Seville Bendigo Bank. He enjoys snooker, plays cards and enjoys stock car racing.
Tas lives with dementia, and utilises the programs here at Caladenia. Tas is a vital link between our clients and our Board.
Having joined the Board of Directors of Caladenia to fill a casual vacancy in October 2013, Peter has been an active member of the Finance Committee and the Fundraising Committee. he has always had a passion for community service which saw him become the youngest qualified youth leader in Australia. In 1994 Peter co-founded the Macular Vision Loss Support Society Inc. and served on its Committee for many years.
After 15 years in Retail Management, Peter left the workforce to return to University and qualified with a Bachelor of Business with majors in Accounting and Marketing. He has spent the past 20 years in various accounting and management roles, becoming a small business specialist. In this time he has worked in a variety of industries in both the Private and Government sectors.
Joining the Board in 2021, Phill has more than 15 years in the Not for Profit sector, procuring and managing Australian Government, State Government and Local Government contracts. He has worked across all parts of metropolitan Melbourne, Outer Western Sydney and Darwin.
Locally, Phill was at the helm of Kimberley Place Inc. (formerly Chirnside Park Community Centre) and is dedicated to upskilling and empowering community organisations, and he has experience managing small, medium and large Not for Profit Organisations.
His other talents include Human Resources, Workplace Health and Safety, Business Planning, Budgeting, Strategic Planning and extensive experience successfully transitioning business between different funding and service models.
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.
Joining the Board in 2021, Daniel has extensive experience in aged and dementia care and has worked in the sector for 19 years in various roles.
Daniel’ professional background as an Occupational Therapist includes experience in community aged care, residential and hospital care. He has also worked in dementia consultancy and operational management of community based dementia care services. Daniel has extensive experience in project management, having worked on two major dementia projects within Melbourne based hospitals. He has also presented at national and international conferences on best care in dementia and co-authored federal government publications on dementia care in the acute sector.
In addition to his clinical and management experience, Daniel’s skills and passion are in providing quality and safe services in aged and dementia care and promoting the consumer voice in how care is delivered.
Daniel has a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Graduate Diploma of Arts (Counselling) and Cert 4 in Training and Assessment.
Tara McDonald’s passion for dementia advocacy comes from being the secondary carer to her father, Jim who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in late 2015 at 66 years old and also witnessing her Dad care for his parents who were also diagnosed with dementia.
Tara is a dementia advocate in her own right. She is an accredited Trainer and Consultant with USA’s Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach to Care™ model and is currently studying a Bachelor in Dementia Care at the University of Tasmania. Tara is also constantly working on several other independent projects including educating younger generations through social media. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @post_for_alzheimers
In December 2019 Tara quit her full-time job in senior management communications to educate Australians about dementia and dementia care.
“It is important that we improve our understanding of dementia and identify it as brain change and not memory loss. If young adults better understood normal aging versus brain change, WOW!! What an incredible tool they have if their parent enters the world of dementia in the future.”
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.
Caladenia - providing superior services to enhance the quality of life for people living with dementia.
Respect and value all those who use the services
Excellence of care
Value staff and carers