Community Home Care is strategically managed by a Board of Management and employs over 50 staff and 100 volunteers in a variety of areas. Our volunteers are essential members of the Community Home Care Family.
Our Board of Management consist of local members of the community, together with two client representatives and is lead by our Chairperson Mr James Lee. Our Board Members come from all walks of life and bring valuable knowledge and experience to ensure the effective management of CHC.
Introducing Our Board:
Councillor James Lee – Chairperson
James has been a member of the CHC Board for a number of years and at the 2012 AGM took up the role of Chairperson. James is also a councillor within the Dardanup Shire and has been manager of the Good Guys Bunbury and presently the manager of Michael Hill Jewellers. James brings a wealth of knowledge and transferrable skills to his role on the CHC Board.
James is passionate about the future of CHC and its vision for being the number one service provider to assist people to remain independently living in their own homes. He works actively alongside the Board of Management and the CHC staff to ensure that our vision and values are met.
Councillor Angelo Lodguidice – Vice Chairperson (Donnybrook Representative)
Angelo has been associated with the CHC board for 4 years and stepped into the role of Vice Chairperson in 2014 following the resignation of our previous Vice Chair. Angelo lives in Donnybrook and runs the local newsagency. His background includes 6 years as a board member for Tuia Lodge Aged Care Facility in Donnybrook, 2 years as a member of the HACC Advisory Committee in Donnybrook, Vice Chairman of the Donnybrook Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson Donnybrook/Capel Community Bank and 4 years as Councillor on the Donnybrook/Balingup Shire.
As a member of our Management Committee Angelo is committed to making balanced decisions for continued ongoing service delivery to CHC clients and also to ensure the continued success of CHC as a quality service provider.
Roger Veen – Committee
Roger has been involved with the CHC Board since 2011 and with a background in building and design has been actively involved with the design and construction of our new office facility.
Having lived in Bunbury for 15 years Roger has been very much involved with local not-for profit organisations. This involvement and continual education in the not-for profit sector has allowed Roger to have a more informed approach that he brings to his position amongst the CHC Board of Management. With this in mind Roger has an open minded approach for the future vision of CHC, working actively alongside the CHC Board and staff to ensure that the organisation grows and continues to provide top quality services.
Neville McNeill – Committee
Neville has been on the CHC Board for 4 years and is a former representative of the Bunbury City Council and businessman and brings a wealth of knowledge to CHC. Neville works alongside the Board of Management to ensure that CHC maintains its core objectives and retains its positive reputation within the local community. Neville is excited about the future growth and development of CHC and is an active voice for our organisation, clients and members.
Councillor Betty McCleary – Committee
Betty is a semi-retired business woman, who works on special projects with the South West Women’s Health and Information Centre. Betty is a local lady who was educated at Bunbury Senior High School. Following school and graduating as a nurse she travelled extensively around Australia settling in Darwin. Betty returned to Bunbury in 1999 with her family.
Betty enjoys keeping active and heads the local Nordic Walking Group and runs Zumba classes and is a qualified gym instructor.
Betty is a skilled team member and leader with initiative and integrity coupled with a “can do” attitude. Her involvement with community organisations includes Parkinson’s WA and the National Heart Foundation and she is also an active representative of the Bunbury City Council.
Fiona Fitzgerald MBA – Committee
Fiona has been employed in senior management roles for the past 15 years within a private Telstra Dealership and as CEO for the Small Business Centre Bunbury-Wellington. Prior to these positions in Western Australia Fiona worked in Cairns in North Queensland as a Senior State Development Officer for the Department of State Development and as a business systems consultant in IT. She has also been self employed delivering contracts for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet in Western Australia, developing and facilitating training programs throughout the South West and North Queensland and assisting in the management of her husband’s hospitality business.
With a strength in system development, change management, human resource and management experience together with sound financial skills she is able to bring together many facets of a business to run at an optimal level, incorporating human and fiscal resources to ensure profitability and viability in an organization.
Fiona has a passion in the not for profit sector and volunteers her time on the Hands up for Kids board and is on the steering committee for Jump Start and in the past was actively engaged on the board for Cairns Regional Economic Development Corporation and is a founding member of Women in IT (Cairns).
Fiona has recently completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and holds a Cert IV Trainer and Assessor. Current study includes a course in SQL database management.
Mark Kusin – Committee
Mark joined our board of management in 2015. Mark enjoys working in a volunteer capacity and has been volunteering with a number of groups and organisations for over 15 years. Mark brings with him a number of skills and a wealth of experience and is looking forward to assisting CHC to remain the leading provider of in-home services to the South West community for the future.
2016 Following merger with Collie HACC Services and Day Centre
Gloria Collins – Committee Collie Representative
Heather Magee – Committee Collie Representative
2017 Following merger with Busselton/Margaret River BESS
Jane Manning – Committee Busselton Representative
Fran Temby – Committee Busselton Representative
2017 Following merger with Bridgetown Meals on Wheels and Transport Service
Brian Moore – Committee Bridgetown Representative
Sue has worked in the health and community sector for over 20 years. With experience working in case management, community services management and social sciences Sue brings a wealth of experience to her role from the corporate sector and local government.
Sue joined Community Home Care in August 2013. She is passionate, motivated and driven to help improve the lives of others including our clients, members of the community, staff and volunteers. Sue is passionate about excellence in care and ensuring services are delivered in a warm, friendly and personal style.
Originally from the UK Sue grew up in Bunbury and began her career in community services with Activ Foundation Bunbury. Since then Sue has lived and worked in New Guinea and the Eastern States, returning to Bunbury in 2013 where she set up home with her husband Allan and her loveable dog Dodger.
Sue has an open door policy and is always keen to meet with staff, volunteers, clients and friends of Community Home Care.
At Community Home care we place great emphasis on ensuring that we employ the right people. Our team of staff and volunteers at Community Home Care genuinely care about our clients. Our staff receive regular training to ensure that they can deliver quality services to our clients and are committed to achieving the best outcome for them.
Community Home Care services are carried out by a dedicated team of professionally trained and experienced Support Workers. Our Community Support Workers have a passion for what they do.
At the heart and soul of Community Home Care are our volunteers. We are very fortunate to have the support of a dedicated team of volunteers who assist us daily across the following areas – transport, outings, activities, telephone support and administration. These volunteers not only make a positive difference to our clients but also to our Community Home Care Family.
All appointed staff and volunteers undergo an extensive hiring process including, professional reference checks and criminal record screening.
If you would like to find out more about working with CHC then why not visit our office or contact us on 9721 4988 alternatively you may wish to download and complete the relevant Expression of Interest Form and drop it into one of our site offices:
Email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org