Michael is a Financial Services Specialist, having spent over 40 years working in Financial Journalism, Real Estate Finance, Consumer and Private Banking, and more recently Leasing. For some 25 years Michael was in Senior Management with the Advance Bank Group and then Westpac. For the past 15 years, he has been working within the Equipment Finance/Leasing Industry, developing Third Party Distribution channels for a specialist Equipment Financier. Michael and his wife moved to the Southern Highlands in 2013 and are well ensconced in the Community. They have three married children and seven grandchildren.
Steven is a retired chartered accountant. He was the Treasurer for Southern Highlands Can Assist from 2012 to 2017. Steven has been on the board of WADCC since April 2016.
Nanette has lived in the Highlands for the past 24 years and has held senior management roles in Hospital Food, Volunteer, Food Safety, Project and Change Management Services in acute, aged care and rehabilitation teaching hospitals in both NSW and ACT Health over the past 40 years. Nanette has qualifications in Hospital and Hotel Management, Commercial Cookery, Project Management, Food Safety and a Master Degree in Business Management.
Now retired, Nanette continues to pursue and promote the latest trends in improving healthcare services for dementia and aged care clients via the Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare and Dementia Australia, in addition to volunteering with WADC and Red Cross.
Maryke has lived in the Southern Highlands for over 35 years. Prior to retiring, Maryke worked for 20 years in Education with the Department of Primary Industries as well as in various roles in the Tourism and Hospitality Industries. Retirement has allowed Maryke to concentrate on community volunteering and she has given her time and expertise in many areas, including working with people and children with disabilities, executive positions in the CWA and fundraising for CanAssist. Maryke originally joined the WADC fundraising committee and became a full Board Member in 2020. Maryke’s interest are bushwalking, health, travel, reading and the Arts. She enjoys fine food & wine and spending time with family and friends.
Howard is a Chartered Accountant, tax agent, company auditor and former financial advisor. He has worked with a variety of small and medium businesses and not-for-profits to improve their operational systems, further their business plans and achieve their long-term goals. Howard joined the Board in 2020, hoping to contribute his business skills to WADCC and give back to the community.
DENNIS NEALE, JP
Dennis grew up in country NSW and has a banking and small business background. He worked with the Rural Bank for over 20 years and owned and operated a Newsagency on the Northern Beaches before becoming a Property Manager for high rise buildings in Sydney and the Gold Coast. Now retired, Dennis enjoys golf, gardening and looking after his 6 grandchildren.
DR JUDY LYNCH
Judy was born in Auckland, New Zealand and emigrated to Australia in 1976 after completing her nursing training. After completing her Medical Degree (MBBS Hons) at the University of NSW in 1985, Judy undertook post graduate training in Anesthetics at the Prince of Wales/Price Henry Hospital group. Judy is a current member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anesthesia and the Australian Society of Anesthetists. Judy has participated in numerous volunteer surgical trips to Fiji, Nepal and Tonga. She is currently based at Bowral District Hospital and Southern Highlands Private Hospital.
Helen has lived with her family in the Southern Highlands for over 30 years and has worked for the community sector in both public sector and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations for more than 21 years. She has worked at Wingecarribee Adult Day Centres (WADC) for over 9 years. During this time, the organisation has grown exponentially and today provides approximately 200 client service occasions per week. Helen holds an Advanced Diploma in Project Management, a Diploma of Human Resources & Management and has professional accreditation in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Helen is a committee member of Southern Highlands Community Transport and the aged care service providers’ representative for the Wingecarribee Shire Seniors Reference Group.
ELEANOR SAINSBURY B.Com. (UOW)
Eleanor has lived in the Wingecarribee Shire for over 20 years. As the Financial Officer of Wingecarribee Adult Day Centres, she manages all aspects of the organisation’s finances and reports directly to the Treasurer. Eleanor joined WADC in 2006; prior to that she was the Expenditure Accountant for Wingecarribee Shire Council. Eleanor has also worked for numerous small businesses in the local area, including a property developer, wine maker, transport business and several tradesmen. Her Bachelor of Commerce degree included majors in Accountancy & Management.
Wingecarribee Adult Day Centres is a registered business name of Wingecarribee Adult Day Care Centres Incorporated, ABN 25 317 050 477