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Celebrating leaders in caring professions

At Garden Village our responsibility to care for our community is where we do our greatest good. The care sector is the cornerstone of strong communities and women make up the majority of our wonderful caring workforce. Over eighty percent of the Garden Village workforce are women who are also raising and supporting families and grandchildren outside of work. Supporting women in leadership positions is more important than ever as Garden Village and our sector continually improve our services, clinical governance and care. Read the latest Focus Magazine featuring Garden Village leaders here: 

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Recent achievements

  • One of the top 30 percent of Aged Care Providers nationally
  • Five stars excellence for compliance Aged Care Star Ratings
  • Four stars for good quality care for resident experience and quality measures

Successful Audit Aged Care Quality Standards

The team has enjoyed a positive start to 2023 completing a successful Audit by Quality Assessors from the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission. There are three good reasons Garden Village is one of the leading Residential Aged Care Providers: trust, transparency and thoughtful continuity of care. 

Garden Village CEO Craig Wearne said, “This is a fantastic start to the year thanks to our incredible team who set the standard for excellence in high care for the region. All eight Aged Care Quality Standards were successfully met establishing Garden Village as one of the leading providers on the Mid North Coast and in the 3 percent of all aged care providers that achieve this level of performance.”


Meet our leaders who are all guided by common values to provide high quality, person centric and inclusive support to people in our community. 

Adrienne O’Hare

Executive Manager Clinical Care Services

A warm welcome to Adrienne who joins Garden Village to lead clinical care services and over 150 people. Adrienne has 30 years sector experience and looks forward to supporting Garden Village to ensure continuity of excellence in care.

Julie McRoy

Community Services Manager

Julie leads a team comprised of 15 dedicated support workers and two Registered Nurses.  They coordinate and provide Home Care and Disability supports across the wider community to meet the growing need for support services across Port Macquarie Hastings.

Sarah Ogilvie

Retirement Living Manager

Sarah’s team of ten support 350 Retirement Living residents with 24/7 onsite support and helps people live their best lives. She manages the sales process for the new boutique Banksia Apartments, the Cascades and is refurbishing a number of Classics Units to bring to the market very soon.

Tammie Gough

Nurse Unit Manager

Tammie was awarded the Leadership Values Award to recognise her exceptional leadership . Tammie has great skill in managing and ensuring quality care of residents in our aged care service and leading a group of people to achieve a common goal. 

Ashley Dantl

Head Chef

Ashley manages the food production and kitchen that provides three delicious and freshly cooked meals a day to 142 aged care residents in addition to servicing the onsite cafe’s and restaurant to over 350 Retirement Living residents. Ashley received the Emerging Leader Award and is passionate about fresh and delicious meals served with love and care.



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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