In this story:
- Juniper makes three key appointments
- Jewish Care Victoria appoints president
- Alzheimer’s WA appoints CEO
- DAA appoints board leader
Juniper makes three key appointments
West Australian aged care provider Juniper has announced Maree Arnason as its new chair.
Ms Arnason has been on the board since 2014. She is an experienced executive who has worked in the resources, energy and manufacturing sectors for 30 years.
Her appointment follows the retirement of former Juniper chair Fred Boshart after 13 years.
Juniper has also recently appointed Sheryl Carmody to the newly created executive director mission role.
Ms Carmody has a background in social work and theory and four decades’ experience working in faith-based organisations including 23 in executive roles.
She has contributed to social policy and service provision in many sectors, including aged care, Aboriginal, youth, homelessness and social housing, mental health, refugee and asylum seekers.
In recent years, Ms Carmody has been involved in leadership roles specialising in organisational mission ethos, culture, values and ethical development.
Elsewhere, Eve Currie, who joined Juniper as executive officer in November 2018, has been promoted to executive directory planning and strategy.
She has over 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit aged care, health care and community services sector.
Ms Currie has extensive experience working with leadership teams and boards facilitating strategic planning and organisational reviews.
In her new role, she oversees the quality and risk and marketing and communications teams and is responsible for business performance, organisational strategy, planning and reporting.
Jewish Care Victoria appoints president
Aged care provider Jewish Care Victoria has appointed current board member Susie Ivany as president.
Ms Ivany was elected to the board in 2011 and was co-vice president since 2015 until this appointment.
Her roles at Jewish organisations include president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia Victoria, vice-president of National Council of Jewish Women of Australia and vice-president of the International Council of Jewish Women.
In 2014, Ms Ivany founded Unchain My Heart, an education and advocacy organisation and supporting agunot, which refers to women who are chained to their marriage such as when their husband has not returned from a journey or has gone into battle and is missing in action.
Ms Ivany said she was honoured to have been elected as president of this vital and dynamic community organisation.
“I look forward to continuing our excellent services to the most vulnerable in our community. This is a very exciting time in our 170-year history with major developments and I am looking forward to working with the board, staff and volunteers to bring these to life,” she said.
Her appointment follows the retirement of former Jewish Care Victoria president Michael Debinski.
Alzheimer’s WA appoints CEO
Alzheimer’s advocacy and education organisation Alzheimer’s WA has announced aged care specialist and psychologist Maria Davison as incoming chief executive officer.
Ms Davison has held a number of executive roles in the aged care and disability sectors, specialising in business transformation to ensure positive experiences for clients are achieved by bringing engaged workforces and sound business processes together.
She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, Australian Institute of Company Directors, and graduate business school INSEAD.
Ms Davison said Alzheimer’s WA had a proud legacy she felt privileged to continue.
“I am delighted to join Alzheimer’s WA and to continue to lead the way as dementia experts in providing great supports as well as developing other innovative and responsive services to more and more people going forward,” she said.
She will commence as CEO in January 2020.
Dietitians Association of Australia appoints board leader
The Dietitians Association of Australia has appointed Tara Diversi as president and chair of the board after serving as a director for two years.
Ms Diversi, who has practised as a dietitian for 16 years, has experience in the private sector, academia, nutrition communication, policy development and governance.
Her current roles include national dietetic adviser for the Department of Veteran Affairs, entrepreneurship facilitator within the Department of Jobs and Small Business and advanced sports dietitian.
Ms Diversi said she was looking forward to taking on the role.
“It’s a privilege to represent over 7,500 members working in a variety of practice areas, from clinical to industry, private practice and research – all with a common goal to build healthier communities. I look forward to empowering our members and raising the profile of our profession as the leading voice in nutrition and dietetics,” Ms Diversi said.
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