Executive shakeup at Resthaven

South Australian aged care and retirement living provider Resthaven has announced structural changes to its executive team, with several new appointments.

South Australian aged care and retirement living provider Resthaven has announced structural changes to its executive team, with several new appointments.

Darren Birbeck

Coming into effect since Monday, the not-for-profit provider’s senior branch has been revised “to better meet the requirements of the ever-changing compliance and reform environment in the aged care sector,” said Resthaven chief executive officer Darren Birbeck in a statement.

Tina Cooper

The trigger for the shakeup was the resignation of executive manager strategy and governance Erika Comrie, whose last day in the role was 1 December.

Tina Cooper – former executive manager residential and retirement living – has transferred to the new role of executive manager clinical governance and operational excellence.

“Tina, who has been with Resthaven for 14 years, has the breadth of clinical expertise and organisational knowledge required to take on the challenge of this role,” said Mr Birbeck.

Mel Ottaway

Meanwhile, Resthaven’s retirement living portfolio – which sat within the residential services division – has transferred to community services, which is headed by Mel Ottaway.

As a result, Ms Ottaway’s title changes from executive manager community services to executive manager community services and retirement living.

A new senior position – retirement living operations manager – has been created to manage Resthaven’s retirement living portfolio. Matthew Cragg has been appointed to the role.

Matthew Cragg

Mr Cragg previously held the position of chief executive officer at Warrina Homes, with his most recent role as senior manager corporate and commercial partnerships at Uniting Communities.

Another appointment sees Kelly Geister landing the role of executive manager residential services.

Ms Geister has worked as a senior leader at Resthaven for the past eight years – most recently as senior residential operations manager.

Main image: Kelly Geister

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