Our People

Our Board and Operations Team

Our Board

Anne’s background is in Banking, IT and Telecommunications Health across several jurisdictions including UK, Europe, USA and Australasia. Since coming to Australia in 2007, Anne’s passion for human services, focusing on innovation, people and capability is what took Anne into the Health sector.  Anne’s career spans community health aged care and disability, Private Health Insurance and tertiary health, Anne has held executive roles in Silver Chain Group, a large community health and aged care services provider, Medibank, one of Australia’s largest Private health Insurers, and Healthscope the second largest private hospital group in Australia.

Anne is passionate about innovation, growth and the power of connecting and collaboration, and how the right partnerships can transform policy and service provision to support and nourish the changing needs and expectations of the community and the health system in Australia. Her personal attention is on equality of access to effective healthcare for all and ensuring strong advocacy for society’s most vulnerable.

Anne’s focus is on connecting the components in the health system to ensure the right care for the right person happens in the right setting. This involves access for all to good quality healthcare be that in hospitals, hospices, in the home or community settings. Bringing these all together to support the patient journey is critical for the affordability and connectedness of the whole health experience for the funder and the patient and their family.

Anne is deeply committed to designing and facilitating ways to make it easier for Hannah’s House children and their families to access the care and support they need at the various points in their respective journeys; in their home, in a hospital, or hospice setting when that time comes. Recognising the child’s ‘journey’ outside of hospital and hospice is oftentimes longer and more complex, Anne is determined that Hannah’s House will be that one point of continuity, comfort, support and respite for the whole journey

Martin is a founding Board Member, having helped establish the Children’s Hospice Association (CHA) in 2000. He has held the role of Vice Chair since October 2010. He works for Fugro Survey, a company specialising in offshore marine surveys. He is married to Jacky and their first child, Hannah, was born with Opitz Trigonocephaly Syndrome – a condition that resulted in severe physical and neurological disabilities. Hannah is the inspiration for Hannah’s House.

Romola has extensive experience in finance, accounting, and leadership through her work in the resources industry, small business, public service, and media. She has a Bachelor of Business (Management and Accounting) and is a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Romola enjoys working with people who have diverse skills and backgrounds and believes we can achieve more together than individually. Supporting the work of Hannah’s House dedicated staff and volunteers in providing care for children and support for their families is especially important to her.

She brings the board an ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders and provides strategic business support to ensure Hannah’s House achieves its vision.

Jacky has held the position of Secretary since the Board was established. After Hannah’s birth, she gave up work in order to provide her daughter with appropriate care. It was during a visit to the UK in 1996 that Hannah spent time at Francis House, a Children’s Hospice near Manchester. This proved to be the inspiration behind Jacky and Martin’s interest in the Children’s Hospice movement.

Amanda joined the Board in 2018 and brings significant expertise and strong commitment to Hannah’s House Vision. With a degree in Financial Services, she is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a fellow of Leadership WA. She is Chief Operating Officer at Baptistcare WA which is a not-for-profit organisation providing aged care services responsible for Residential Aged Care, Retirement Living and Home Care Services, Amanda is also Chief Executive of Aurum Catering Services providing catering services to Residential Aged Care together with catering functions. Previously the Chief Operating Officer at Bankwest.

Amanda has a wealth of experience working with senior executive teams on a number of critical activities including developing a risk and values based culture, running the HR function and supporting the organisation on their people agenda. Amanda brings to the Board her extensive experience across a number of domains including Operational leadership, Human Resource Management, Clinical Governance and Risk Management, Finance, Marketing and Communications and Information Technology.

Addy relocated to Perth from Melbourne in 2017 and joined the Board of Hannah’s House in 2018. Addy was previously involved with Very Special Kids in Melbourne for more than a decade, which included three years working in the Fundraising team.

As Chief Development Officer at Youth Focus, Addy is responsible for leading a high-functioning multi-disciplinary team to drive revenue growth across several key fundraising streams.

He is also a Board Director of Gymnastics WA, a Business Development Advisory Group Member of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network, a Board Fundraising Subcommittee Member of Maurice Zeffert Home and on the WA State Committee of the Fundraising Institute of Australia. 

Susan is a Registered Nurse of over 27 years’ experience and has significant health management experience, having held a range of clinical, managerial and senior leadership positions within public and not for profit hospitals and community care settings in WA and Queensland. Susan holds a Master of Business Administration majoring in Human Resources and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture. She is also a Fellow of Leadership WA (2008) and holds an Adjunct Associate Professor appointment with the University of Notre Dame, School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Susan is currently CEO, SJG Social Outreach which forms part of St John of God Health Care, one of the largest not for profit healthcare and community services operators in Australia. St John of God Social Outreach provides a range of community mental health, homelessness and support and capacity development services across Victoria, Western Australia, New South Wales, as well as internationally in Timor Leste. Prior to this she has held Director of Nursing roles in several hospitals and worked in a national workforce strategy role supporting a number of major projects related workforce change and redesign.

Susan has extensive experience in clinical and corporate governance both within the health and community care setting. She is passionate about ensuring patients and their families receive safe and high quality care working in strong partnership and collaboration with those who we serve.

Sandra is a HR professional with over 25 years working in Human Resources. Sandra joined the Royal Australian Air Force in 1988 and worked in various HR roles over 12 years. After leaving the RAAF, Sandra joined CRS Australia, where she led the Recruitment Team until 2007 when she was appointed as the first HR Manager at InfoHRM, a HR consulting firm. In 2011, Sandra joined Pitcher Partners Brisbane to set up their HR practice and upon return home to Perth in 2014, Sandra transferred to Pitcher Partners Perth. Her strength is in establishing HR best practice processes and procedures in small to medium sized businesses.

Sandra’s passion is to make a difference in the community. Sandra was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2013 Australia Day Honours List for her volunteer work with Radio Lollipop. She is currently an active volunteer with Camp Quality WA, was appointed to the Board of Trustees for WA Charity Direct in July 2020 and in August 2022 joined the Board of Hannah’s House.

Operations Team

Following an extensive search, Jonine joined Hannah’s House as our inaugural CEO in September 2020. Jonine has held management and senior executive roles across the health and community sector, including 7 years in her last role as State Manager WA and SA for the Stroke Foundation. She has overseen the implementation of many innovative community programs and clinical services, including mental health, suicide prevention, chronic disease, disability, aged care and services to the Aboriginal community, homeless and other marginalised populations. Jonine’s various roles have provided her with considerable experience in advocacy, leadership, strategy, not-for-profit governance and government contracting both at the State and Commonwealth level.

Jonine says she has been inspired by the work that Hannah’s House does to enhance the quality of life for children with life-limiting conditions and the much-needed support that it provides to their loved ones. “It is clear that everyone involved is driven with passion for its purpose and committed to the delivery of high-quality services and care to its children and families.”

Linda has a nursing background with extensive management and leadership experience in disability services, aged care and mental health in both hospital and community settings. She has been responsible for establishing and growing innovative programs and services, working collaboratively with other providers and services to develop a more integrated approach to service delivery.

Her most recent role as a senior manager at Joondalup Health Campus has provided her with a strong understanding of governance requirements and demonstrates a strong focus on safety and quality.

Linda says she is particularly thrilled to be working at Hannah’s House as she began her nursing career working with children with complex needs and continues to be passionate about the person and family centred approach that is integral to care.

Lee-Anne joined Hannah’s House in December 2016 with extensive experience in marketing, communications and fundraising management. She has worked in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors for leading organisation’s including ENJO, Thermomix, YMCA WA, Foodbank WA and the Dogs’ Refuge Home. She holds a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University.

Nu brings extensive experience in finance and accounting to Hannah’s House and leads our finance team. Nu is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a background working in commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

With over 12 years of human resources experience in the health care and non-for-profit sectors, Cassandra’s areas of expertise include employee relations, legislative compliance, employee engagement and capability, performance management and remuneration.

Prior to joining Hannah’s House, Cassandra held multiple senior HR positions within St John of God Health Care, including Group Manager Recruitment & HR Services, where she was responsible for designing, implementing, and managing a streamlined HR shared service model nationally.

Cassandra is committed to aligning the work of the People & Culture team to shape and deliver organisational strategy and business operations.

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