Meet Our Team
The organisation is governed by a Board of Directors, which is elected at the Annual General Meeting. Directors serve on an honorary basis. To nominate to be a Director, one must meet the criteria of the Constitution. The facility employs over 85 permanent and part time staff in areas of nursing, carers, administration, hospitality, maintenance and operations. Many volunteers assist in areas such as transport, chaplaincy, activity support, meals on wheels and gardening. The main fundraising arm of the organisation is the Killarney Auxiliary. This group of volunteers meets regularly to organise money raising events and generate awareness of the financial needs of the organisation. The Auxiliary funds are primarily used for medical and equipment upgrades.
Ownership of Killarney Aged Care – Become a member
The facility is owned by the membership of Killarney Aged Care. Membership is $10 per year. Members need to be nominated and seconded by two existing members. According to our constitution, all profits are reinvested in the business. There is no annual distribution.
Lyndall McCormack lives in Killarney and joined the Board in 2008 and has been the Chairman since 2011. She is a qualified Occupational Therapist who has worked in community health and public health campaigning. Lyndall has served on the Board of Warwick Shire Tourism, and in 2011 graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Director course.
Colin Bloomfield is a long term Killarney resident, Col has worked as an Accountant and has been involved with many community organisations and clubs, also serving many executive positions on State and National sporting organisations. Colin has been a Director on the Board of Killarney Memorial Aged Care Ltd for over 30 years overseeing many developments during this time.
Kerri-Ann was raised in Killarney and began her career in Teaching with a Bachelor of Education in 1989. Kerri is now a Director of her 4th generation family business Wickham Farms Killarney, and is also a 2019 Nuffield Scholar. Kerri has served on many community club executive committees and has served as a Director on the board since 2017.
Holly lives in the local area with her family establishing a family business along with her husband. Holly holds a Bachelor of Health (Nursing) and has over 18 years experience within the health industry and also gaining a Post Graduate Certificate (Critical Care) in 2018. Holly also holds executive positions on numerous school committees and sporting organisations.
Mick is a Warwick local, living and working on the family mixed farming property for 30 years. A career change saw him spend nearly another three decades with Queensland Health’s local Operational Services Team as supervisor and manager. In 2020 Mick joined Killarney Memorial as Operations Manager where he stayed until his retirement at the end of 2022. In January 2023 Mick began contributing his extensive experience as a valuable member of our Board.
Debbie is our newest director. The majority of Debbie’s career has been working as a management and administrative professional in GP medical practices. She has exceptional communication skills, extending to team management, client contact, human resource and financial management. Her experience now extends to working in her own small business in the end-of-life space providing planning, support and advocacy to her clients and their families.
Sarah is an experienced leader who has held significant executive roles across the financial services industry and local government. Amongst other positions Sarah has been Chief Financial Officer and head of Risk and Compliance at Warwick Credit Union. Sarah has also owned and operated her own small businesses in the Southern Downs region and served on local school and community boards. Sarah is a CPA qualified accountant with Bachelor’s degrees in both Law and Commerce. She is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Nirmal has worked in Aged Care since qualifying as a Registered Nurse five years ago at the University of Technology Sydney. He comes to Killarney Memorial from the Gold Coast, working as a Care Manager in a residential aged care home there. Nirmal also has a five-year Bachelor Degree in Dentistry and worked as a dentist prior to coming to Australia from India in 2016.
Dannielle brings with her a wealth of experience and a diverse skill set. Her previous positions include administration and management throughout schools across Queensland and the Northern Territory. During her time as Practice Manager within the dental industry, she cultivated her managerial prowess and a strong focus on providing exceptional patient care. Dannielle is now committed to applying her skills, knowledge and dedication to ensuring an outstanding patient experience here at Killarney Memorial.
Michelle is a true local, being born and raised in Killarney! She brings business management expertise to Killarney Memorial, having worked the majority of her life in family businesses and the accounting field. Her role is to ensure our clients are receiving the care they need so that they can continue to live healthily and happily in their own communities.