About Us



As a not-for-profit (or for-purpose) aged care organisation, Scalabrini puts resident needs first. We aren’t driven by profit maximisation and we aren’t guided by cost-cutting or revenue. Instead, we continuously invest back into our villages, to maintain our position as the aged care choice for migrant communities across New South Wales.

Each of our six villages is unique and exceptional; from our state of the art facility in Drummoyne, with its magnificent village piazza and neighbourhood living concept, to Scalabrini Griffith, set on seven acres of planted gardens; all feature comfortable living spaces and a wonderful village atmosphere.

Scalabrini’s philosophy places the individual first, giving people choice, control, dignity and respect. With this comes a true sense of belonging, a feeling of being in control and a feeling of being home.



Just like our residents, Scalabrini has a deep sense of tradition and heritage.

Our services continue to evolve and improve based on the very best in aged care and retirement living, but our mission and our values are deeply-held and unwavering.

Our founder, Giovanni Battista Scalabrini, an Italian Catholic prelate who served as Bishop of Piacenza from 1876 until his death in 1905, is commonly known as the “Apostle of Migrants”. His tireless work providing religious, social and humanitarian assistance to millions of migrants across the globe led Pope Pius XII to state that Scalabrini was “an apostolic man to whom both Church and country owe a great debt of gratitude.”

Today, we follow in his footsteps to provide migrant communities the best care possible, respecting each individual’s unique story and ensuring a dignified and purposeful life.

Who weare

Upholding our Christian faith and Italian heritage, we serve people of all faiths and cultures, supporting them to live life with self-worth and dignity.

  • 1

    We are Courageous

    Challenging the status quo, we push boundaries to achieve positive change, actively seeking feedback and ideas from those around us.

  • 2

    We are Kind

    Always thoughtful, we consider the impact we make on others before we act.

  • 3

    We are Inclusive

    Embracing diversity, we appreciate others for who they are. We create environments where people feel welcome, understood, valued and safe.

  • 4

    We are Genuine

    Standing true to our word, we do what we say.

Meet Our Team


Board Members

Our board of directors is tasked with ensuring we remain true to our values and mission as a faith-based, for-purpose aged care organisation.

Rob Freeman

Rob Freeman


Fr Nacho

Father Ignatio


Father Delmar

Father Delmar


Jill Pretty

Jill Pretty


Illana H

Illana Halliday



Graham Hall



Niamh Mannion


Professor Kathryn Goozee

Prof. Kathryn Goozee


Leadership Team

Our leadership team is tasked with ensuring Scalabrini continues to offer migrant communities the very best aged care possible, delivered by people of kindness, warmth and generosity.


Richard de Haast

Chief Executive Officer


Doug MacColl

Chief Financial Officer

Adam Woods

Adam Woods

Director of Customer Experience, Communications and Marketing


Aleksandra Villegas

Director People, Learning & Culture


Martin Mambraku

Director - Development and Property

Sr Maria Elana

Sr. Maria Elena Figueroa

Pastoral Care Coordinator


Eric Aldeguer

Co-Director Quality and Clinical Governance


Birgit Burge

Co-Director Quality and Clinical Governance


Work with us

Do our mission, values and our focus on tradition and heritage match well with your own? Do you seek deep meaning and purpose in your work life? Do you want to join an organisation that puts care before all else? 

If so, we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for passionate and compassionate individuals to join the Scalabrini family.


Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community. Through helping others, you also learn new skills and feel a great sense of achievement and fulfillment; as we give, we get so much back.

When you become part of the Scalabrini Team, we will provide you with a volunteer induction plan, relevant training and regular ongoing support.