Feros Care is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of a Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and four Directors. In addition there is also an Executive Director, a role that is held by a member of Feros Care’s staff. Our Board of Directors assists Feros Care in performing to its best potential. The Board of Directors role is to provide governance and strategic direction and work effectively with senior management to ensure high quality care and service delivery. Feros is fortunate to have exceptionally qualified past and present Directors including existing and former company directors, finance managers, Government executives, solicitors, hospital directors and business owners. All Directors live within the regions serviced by Feros Care and are committed to community development and improving aged and community services. The following individuals currently comprise the Feros Care Board of Directors:
Allen Lind brings extensive leadership and management skills to the board of Feros Care. His professional background includes senior management roles in the NSW Department of Education. He spent six years as principal of Alstonville High School and worked as an Inspector of Schools for the Gunnedah District. Through placing his own aging family members into care, Allen has gained insight into the importance of aged care, particularly the need for an emphasis on individuals and organisational structure. He believes government health policies will provide more opportunities for Feros Care.
Dawn Standfield became a board member of Feros Care in November 2011. In a nursing career spanning 25 years she has worked closely with the aged, particularly in the areas of coronary care and cardiac rehabilitation. A significant achievement during this time was to initiate the establishment of the Lismore Base Hospital’s Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. Dawn has also worked voluntarily for Feros Care in Byron Bay -Bangalow and the Brunswick Heads-Byron Bay branch of Meals on Wheels. She passionately believes healthy ageing is a realistic and attainable goal.
His experience in strategic planning, budget, property management, computing and system development at a high management level along with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, sees Terence Hand highly qualified to join the board of Feros Care. A former director of planning and policy at the University of NSW from 1986-99, an education consultant and secretary of the New South Wales Vice-Chancellor’s Committee, Terence has been a valued member of the Feros Governance Committee since 2010.
Erica Kneipp has over 25 years of senior management experience in State and Commonwealth Government in the health field. State work has focused on implementing purchaser frameworks, hospital case mix and public private partnerships and included living and managing health services in the Kimberly region of WA. She is currently with the Commonwealth Department of Health with experience across a number of portfolios including population health, hospital services, primary care, grants administration, health and medical research and innovation. She encountered Feros Care in 2005 while living in Byron Bay and was brought on as a Business Development Advisor. She is proud of playing a role in the service diversification and growth of the company. Erica joined the Board in 2015 seeking to make a further contribution to Feros Care and looking to stay in touch with direct service delivery. She is interested in healthcare innovation and seamless client experiences across the care continuum.
Jill McCann trained as a teacher but has spent most of her working life in business and as a volunteer in arts, heritage and educational organisations. She was an elected member of the Board of the National Trust of Australia, NSW from 1992 – 2004 and has a sound knowledge of strategic marketing. Jill is also Honorary Life Member of the National Trust. As a member of Feros Care since 2010, Jill understands the Feros philosophy. She is particularly interested in enabling people to stay in their own homes as long as possible. Staying close to her parents during her father’s decline and death due to dementia she is very aware of the challenges extended independence can pose.
Stuart Garrett joined the Feros Care board in 1997. As a practicing solicitor and director of S&P Lawyers, Stuart Garrett has a particular interest in elder law and related aged care issues. He has worked as a sole practitioner partner and locum in a range of law firms and been involved in many community organisations, service clubs and voluntary bodies. He is highly regarded for his experience, enthusiasm and strategic view of the aged care industry, adapting his legal training and expertise with an active interest in understanding the priorities of aged care.
Feros Care’s dynamic CEO Jennene Buckley is passionate about aged care and is an innovative leader in the industry. She has worked in the health and aged care sector for 20 years including roles in business management, finance management and the past 13 years as the CEO of Feros Care, an organization which she has expanded from a single locality, residential provider to one of the fastest growing services on the Australian east coast, spanning 4 states. She is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the company and for its 70+ aged and community care service programs. Jennene is also a Fellow to the Institute of Certified Practicing Accountants and has completed an Executive Leadership Program through the London Business School. She was a finalist in the 2008 Telstra Business Women of the Year Awards and apart from a two year stint in Ballina, has lived all her life in the Tweed, with her family and children studying and working in the area. Jennene has served on a number of industry and peak body committees the Board of the Aged Care Services Associations NSW and ACT, is on the Aged Care Queensland Sustainability Committee and, as an accomplished, informed and engaging speaker, regularly attends state, national and international conferences.
Feros Care is always looking for new Board Members who can bring new perspectives and talents to the organisation. If you have something to offer and would like to become a Director apply for Membership of the company and send a letter summarising your abilities together with a copy of your resume to the attention of our Chief Executive Officer, Feros Care Business Centre, Locked Bag 1, Coolangatta QLD 4225.