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Bronwyn Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer

Leading Lifebridge operations, Bronwyn utilises over 15 years of experience as the Aged and Disability Services Manager as well as her extensive experience background in disability services, community development, counselling and education. Bronwyn holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. She has a diploma of Counselling, Diploma of Management...

Leading Lifebridge operations, Bronwyn utilises over 15 years of experience as the Aged and Disability Services Manager as well as her extensive experience background in disability services, community development, counselling and education.

Bronwyn holds a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology. She has a diploma of Counselling, Diploma of Management and a Certificate IV in Work Place Assessment and Training.

Bronwyn has an unyielding passion for excellence which is reflected throughout the Lifebridge team. Bronwyn enjoys challenging the boundaries and being open to new and innovative ideas but more importantly ensuring their progression and implementation to ensure our service delivery never gets stagnant.  

Amanda Chadwick

Change Management Team Leader

Amanda commenced with Lifebridge Australia in August 2016 to lead the People and Culture function though the NDIS and Aged Care Reforms change management program. Amanda has spent several years providing executive human resources leadership to an Aged Care organisation with 5 large facilities in the wider Sydney metropolitan area....

Amanda commenced with Lifebridge Australia in August 2016 to lead the People and Culture function though the NDIS and Aged Care Reforms change management program.

Amanda has spent several years providing executive human resources leadership to an Aged Care organisation with 5 large facilities in the wider Sydney metropolitan area. During this time the focus was cultural change management, business transformation and leadership development associated with changes to funding models and the strategic direction of the organisation.

Previously Amanda spent 10 years as regional Vice President, Human Resources for a large international corporation heading up the mergers, acquisition and integration function while leading the Asia Pacific Human Resources team.

Amanda holds a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of Sydney.

Marty Mac Anally

Finance Manager

Marty is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). Marty also holds a Diploma in Business Management, is certified in Applied Finance and Investment Valuation Analysis. Marty commenced in 2015 with Lifebridge and brings along with him his extensive experience in accounting, corporate taxation, auditing and...

Marty is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Business (Accounting). Marty also holds a Diploma in Business Management, is certified in Applied Finance and Investment Valuation Analysis.

Marty commenced in 2015 with Lifebridge and brings along with him his extensive experience in accounting, corporate taxation, auditing and financial management.

Marty is also the Treasurer of a local youth service.

Beverly Smallmon

Aged Care Manager

Beverly joined Lifebridge in January 2017 and brings 18 years’ experience in Aged Care and Disability management. She was an accomplished manager with a large not-for-profit organisation in Queensland and has broad functional experience in management and supporting residential and community services in South East Queensland.  Her qualifications in leadership and...

Beverly joined Lifebridge in January 2017 and brings 18 years’ experience in Aged Care and Disability management. She was an accomplished manager with a large not-for-profit organisation in Queensland and has broad functional experience in management and supporting residential and community services in South East Queensland.  Her qualifications in leadership and management, business and human resource management and community services have led to a career in the care industry.

Beverly has a proven ability to build and lead high performing teams to deliver strong, sustainable financial performance in a culture of customer focus, team pride, engagement and accountability.

As a manager, she is passionate about building strong relationship and partnership within the community, resulting in the development of Coomera Community Care Service which provides the local and remote community access to a range of health and lifestyle services.

Milena Morrow MAICD

Chairperson Non-Executive Director

Milena was appointed to the Board in 2007 and was elected as Chairperson in 2008. Milena is the first person with a disability to serve on the Board of Lifebridge and take on the leadership position. With a Diploma of Accounting, Milena’s background includes 16 years of experience in financial...

Milena was appointed to the Board in 2007 and was elected as Chairperson in 2008. Milena is the first person with a disability to serve on the Board of Lifebridge and take on the leadership position.

With a Diploma of Accounting, Milena’s background includes 16 years of experience in financial management, training and over 20 years working in the disability sector. Milena was also a business owner for several years offering computerised accounting solutions and consultancy to small businesses. Other positions currently held: Chair of the Tweed Shire Council Equal Access Advisory Committee; Chair of Living My Way Limited (Sydney-based), and Member of North West Alliance Ability Links Leadership Group.

Milena is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is also a writer/editor with a Diploma in Professional Editing through the Australian College of Journalism.

As a person with a lifelong disability, Milena is a strong advocate for all members of the community to live a purposeful, fulfilling and inclusive life, and is committed to raising awareness through her public speaking.

Garry Smith

Vice Chairperson Non-Executive Director

Garry joined the Board in March 2010.  Garry’s background is in Local Government Town Planning and has worked at Maitland Council in the Hunter Valley, Leichardt Council in Sydney and at the Tweed Shire Council. Garry retired in 2008 after spending almost 43 years  in this field and the last...

Garry joined the Board in March 2010.  Garry’s background is in Local Government Town Planning and has worked at Maitland Council in the Hunter Valley, Leichardt Council in Sydney and at the Tweed Shire Council.

Garry retired in 2008 after spending almost 43 years  in this field and the last 20 years were predominately in Management positions that provided experience in governance, human resources, finance and legal matters associated with the field of town planning.

Garry was made a Life Member of the Murwillumbah Apex Club in 1988 and is a member of the Murwillumbah Branch of the State Emergency Service.

Garry’s qualifications include Certificate of Town Planning, Diploma in Business Administration (Local Government) and a Diploma in Financial Management (Local Government).

Jennifer Howe

Non-Executive Director

Jennifer’s commercial experience spans Business Development, Operations, Human Resources and consulting. She spent the first decade of her career working with IBM, initially in Account Management and later in Operations and Human Resources.  This included nine years spent in Canberra, Moscow and Vienna. Since moving to Brisbane Jennifer worked in...

Jennifer’s commercial experience spans Business Development, Operations, Human Resources and consulting. She spent the first decade of her career working with IBM, initially in Account Management and later in Operations and Human Resources.  This included nine years spent in Canberra, Moscow and Vienna. Since moving to Brisbane Jennifer worked in strategic and operational HR Management in a large research organisation.

Jennifer is currently National Client Relationship Manager for Trevor-Roberts, where she works with organisations to develop solutions to current and future people issues, including career development, leadership development and team optimisation.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science (ANU) (Psychology), is a Graduate of the AICD Company Directors’ Course and is a Chartered member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Claire Treadgold

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Claire has nearly 20 years of experience in non-profit management, with a particular focus in health and community services. Before establishing her own consulting business, she was the General Manager of Operations and Services for the national charity CanTeen and was previously the National...

Appointed to the Board in 2014, Claire has nearly 20 years of experience in non-profit management, with a particular focus in health and community services. Before establishing her own consulting business, she was the General Manager of Operations and Services for the national charity CanTeen and was previously the National Director of the YWCA’s breast cancer support program, Encore.

Claire has held a number of community and voluntary roles including acting as a member of the Cancer Australia National Reference Group, the Australian Government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Mentoring, a Board Member of the Reg Waite Award for Young Australian Achievers and is the current Chair of the YWCA’s national nominations committee.

Claire’s post-graduate qualifications include a PhD in Education, a Masters of Arts in Communications and Graduate Diplomas in Educational Studies, Adolescent Health and Welfare (Oncology).

Rebecca Mussett

Non-Executive Director

Rebecca has worked for nearly 20 years in the aged care and not for profit sector, primarily as General Manager or Chief Executive Officer of residential aged care facilities as well as Director of various companies and Boards. Rebecca held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Lifebridge from 2011-2014...

Rebecca has worked for nearly 20 years in the aged care and not for profit sector, primarily as General Manager or Chief Executive Officer of residential aged care facilities as well as Director of various companies and Boards.

Rebecca held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Lifebridge from 2011-2014 before joining the Board in December 2014.

Rebecca holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Industrial Relations, Health Management and Quality Management Systems, has completed the AICD Director’s Course and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Norman Henstridge

Non-Executive Director

Norm joined the Board in 2014. Norm’s background is in acute healthcare having worked in pathology, hospital administration and radiology.  He retired from full time work in 2004 and has been consulting on health planning since then.  A long term assignment has been planning and managing a diagnostic cardiology service...

Norm joined the Board in 2014. Norm’s background is in acute healthcare having worked in pathology, hospital administration and radiology.  He retired from full time work in 2004 and has been consulting on health planning since then.  A long term assignment has been planning and managing a diagnostic cardiology service in Fiji in association with an Australian cardiologist.

Norm is also on the Board of the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta RSL Sub-branch, having served as Treasurer for six years.  In this role he sees similar needs among the military veteran community as is served by Lifebridge in the general community.  Norm was a Medical Corps officer in the Army Reserve for 15 years, retiring with the rank of Major.

Norm has a Degree in Applied Science, an MBA from Queensland University, is an Associate Fellow of the ACHSM and a Member of the AICD

Jenny Hicks

Non-Executive Director

Jenny was appointed to the Board in 2005 with over 20 years of experience in Tertiary Adult Education, particularly in the areas of Childcare, Aboriginal Health and Nursing with TAFE NSW, ACE and Southern Cross University. In her teaching role at TAFE NSW Jenny established and coordinated the Cert. III Aged...

Jenny was appointed to the Board in 2005 with over 20 years of experience in Tertiary Adult Education, particularly in the areas of Childcare, Aboriginal Health and Nursing with TAFE NSW, ACE and Southern Cross University.

In her teaching role at TAFE NSW Jenny established and coordinated the Cert. III Aged Care/Nursing at Murwillumbah and Kingscliff and acted as head teacher of both Nursing and Child Studies at TAFE NSW. Training included Staff Selection, Conflict Resolution, Risk Assessment and Workplace Safety. One of Jenny’s many achievements was coordinating and enabling a group of indigenous students to complete a state first Cert IV in Aboriginal Health which included writing of the curricula.

Jenny is a long term resident of Byron Bay and has held a number of community and voluntary roles in the town. Some of her roles have been within sporting and early childhood organisations as well as in a school within the Parents and Citizens Association.

Jenny is a trained Registered Nurse and Midwife and a Board Member of Tweed, Byron and Ballina Community Transport.

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