Victorian provider Benetas has created a new executive position to oversee its residential services following the launch of its new strategic plan.

The organisation says the appointment of Jane Boag to the role is integral to the success of its growth plans.

Ms Boag comes to Benetas from Australian Unity where she was the manager of clinical care and government relations.

With a background in occupational therapy, Ms Boag holds a postgraduate diploma in community health.

She has experience in public and not-for-profit hospitals and has worked for Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission.

Ms Boag has also served as the President of the Whitehorse Community Health Service in Box Hill and she recently joined the committee of the Australian Children’s Choir.

She will begin work at Benetas on 17 January and she will work closely with the new executive manager for community care, Carol Julian.

“Our people are our most valuable asset,” said Benetas’s CEO Sandra Hills.

“Jane brings a wealth of experience and invaluable knowledge to the organisation. She is passionate about quality care and helping older Victorians – particularly those who may be disadvantaged.

“I am delighted to welcome her to the Benetas community and look forward to a dynamic working relationship that will enable us to realise our goals for the future.”

Benetas’s new vision focuses on client choice and will have a particular emphasis on accommodating the needs of people who speak other languages and those who have dementia.

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