About

Scalabrini Village Senior Leadership Team

Acting Chief Executive Officer

Elaine Griffin

Chief Financial Officer

Natalie Scott

Director of People, Learning and Culture

Elaine Griffin

Elaine has extensive leadership experience in the design and delivery of strategic people, learning and culture solutions in the private, public and not for profit sectors in both the United Kingdom and Australia. She has held senior HR leadership roles within the aged care industry including UnitingCare and Catholic HealthCare and is passionate about translating organisational strategy into aligned and practical business and HR solutions. Elaine has worked with Boards, executives and teams to deliver transformational change through people.

Elaine has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and HR tertiary qualifications with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in the UK. Elaine also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.

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Village Manager, Allambie Heights

Michael Diaz

Michael is a skilled executive with more than 20 years of progressive business experience. He has spent a considerable amount of time developing skills in implementing and controlling administrative procedures in a range of sectors including the Aged Care Industry, and exploring strategic issues connected with the business. Michael has an engineering background with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Macquarie University.

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Village Manager, Bexley

Gaye Perrins

Gaye is a Registered Nurse with over thirty years experience in health care and eighteen years experience in Residential Aged Care both as a clinician and a manager. Gaye completed a Masters of Health Management in 2012, with particular interests in Quality Systems and Human Resources Management, including workforce planning. Gaye has extensive experience in Dementia Care and Palliative Care in the aged care setting. Gaye’s focus is on quality of life of the residents in our care, ensuring a holistic approach to each individual. Gaye believes a high standard of care can be consistently delivered with the support of excellence in staff education which encompasses skills and competence with a lot of empathy.

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Village Manager, Drummoyne

Andi Richardson

Andi is a compassionate, competent and visionary Aged Care Leader. She is passionate about Dementia and Palliative care and enabling residents’ wellbeing through person centred approaches to care involving residents and their families. She takes pride in developing strong teams ensuring that people grow and develop their capabilities and are highly engaged in their roles.

Andi has held multiple managerial positions in aged care and comes to us with extensive experience in leading Culture Change in the aged care sector. With a driving passion for change, she has been instrumental in her past working experiences in taking residents, staff and families on a journey to help them move and evolve into a very different and rewarding person centred living and working environment.

Having worked as a Clinical Nurse Consultant for several years in the private hospital system, Andi brings with her, significant clinical nursing experience. She is a Registered Nurse, a Registered Midwife and has been accepted into commencing a PhD in Philosophy focusing on Palliative Care in people living with Dementia.

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Village Manager, Chipping Norton

Fiona Kendall

Fiona has 25 years’ experience in Aged Care, palliative care and dementia care and extensive experience in management, education and leadership roles in the Aged Care Industry. She is passionate about embracing best practice in Aged Care and has participated in research in pain management, dementia care and workforce development to improve care services throughout the industry.

Fiona has served as a Board Member of the NSW Community Services and Health ITAB, on the ACS Learning and Development Committee and Ministry Advisory Committees in relation to workforce needs of the Aged Care Industry. With a firm belief in community and a commitment to innovation and excellence, Fiona believes that with residents, families and staff working together ‘we can achieve anything’.

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Village Manager, Griffith

Elizabeth Harpley

Elizabeth is a Registered Nurse who has worked in the Aged Care Industry for past 27 years.
During this time Elizabeth performed a variety of roles which included being a member of the Aged Care Assessment Team and the Specialist Mental Health for Older Persons pilot scheme.
Elizabeth was the Facility Manager at the Griffith Nursing Home and Margaret River WA and Bendigo Vic.
Elizabeth also performed the role of Clinical Care Manager at The Pioneers Lodge.
With special interest in Palliative Care and Pain Management, Dementia and Mental Health in the elderly, Elizabeth brings a worth of experience and passion to Scalabrini Village Griffith.

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Alasdair Croydon

Alasdair is well known in the industry for his professionalism and extensive experience in Residential Aged Care and as a Clinician. Prior to his appointment at Scalabrini Village, Alasdair worked at Catholic Healthcare where he was the Regional Operations Manager for their Residential Aged Care Facilities for over seven years. Alasdair also spent a further two years as the Operations Manager of Residential Aged Care for St Vincent De Paul Society. A qualified Registered Nurse with extensive clinical experience, Alasdair was in senior nurse management at St George Hospital for a number of years before specialising in aged care. Alasdair also holds a degree in Law.

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