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Chair of the Clinical Governance and Care Committee

Joan is a registered nurse with a BA Health Science and has extensive experience in aged care including as Director of Nursing and Quality Assessor with the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. As a Director of her own Aged Care Quality Consulting company, she consults to major clients in the industry including The Aged & Community Care Providers Association.

Joan sees Garden Village as a place of innovation, embracing all opportunities to create an inclusive community where people are safe and respected. A pioneer in quality health systems, Joan started the first private nursing service accredited by the Australian Council of Health Care Standards. She is committed to the human rights of all aged care residents.

Joan worked overseas in Canada, the United Kingdom, Zambia and Papua New Guinea and is a proud sponsor for four children in Mongolia. She is passionate about improving housing opportunities for older women who cannot afford accommodation as they age.

She loves year round ocean swims and the occasional hike up North Brother with friends.

Located in Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast, Garden Village is a leading Retirement Living, Aged Care, Disability and Home Care Service. As a registered not for profit we’ve provided care services to the community for over 40 years.

For more than 40 years, Garden Village has provided homes, care and support for ageing Australians on the land of the Birpai people. We pay our respects to all First Nations Ancestors, Elders and People in our community and throughout Australia. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country, and their continuing connection to land, sea, culture and community.

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