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Meet the team

Leadership and Vision

As an independent not for profit Garden Village gives people lifestyle choices and independence. Our purpose is to provide quality, accessible and individual care services to the Port Macquarie community. Our vision is to be a trusted and sustainable village supporting people to thrive.

Garden Village Board of Directors

Garden Village demonstrates progressive leadership to continually adapt to the needs of the region and support the local aged care sector. Our local Board of Directors provides a foundation for operational excellence and future planning. The Board oversees the critical business functions of risk management, clinical care, financial management, governance and engagement.

  • ANDREW WALMSLEY Chairperson
  • TIM EVERSON Secretary
  • GARY HUMPHREYS Board Member
  • NEIL PORTER Deputy Chairperson
  • GORDON WICKS Board Member
  • JOAN RAFFERTY Board Member
The Cascades Opens November 2018

A positive culture and caring organisation

For more than 40 years, we have served the Mid North Coast providing compassionate care for our community. 

We are guided by our vision to provide the highest level of person-centred care and support to our residents, families and the local community.

Together, our people create a positive culture and caring organisation. As a local not-for-profit everything we do as a team is underpinned by our values to support the needs of our community and help them live their best life.

Our Executive Management Team


With over 27 years of experience in the aged care and health environment, reporting to the Board of Directors, Craig provides strategic and operational leadership to Garden Village. “Garden Village is a premier and leading aged care and retirement living provider in the Hastings. Our care, staffing and support to all of our residents is at an unsurpassed level, and the Board of Directors and I are passionate at ensuring we provide the highest level of person centred care and support to residents and families”.

Taryn has strong aged care experience, having held AIN, Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse, Quality Manager, Educator and Facility Management positions over 35 years. Taryn has implemented, managed and modified several quality frameworks in Aged Care and has extensive experience in leading accreditation preparation. Taryn has Current AHPRA registration as a Registered Nurse. Taryn is person focussed and embraces diversity.

Linda has extensive financial, systems compliance and risk and HR experience gained over 30 years in commercial and state owned corporations both locally and overseas. Industry experience includes utilities, health and technology and chartered accounting. Linda is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), a Master’s in Business Administration and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance. Joining Garden Village in 2018 Linda is responsible for our finance, information technology and administration functions.

Located in Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast, Garden Village is a leading Retirement Living, Aged Care, Disability and Home Care Service. We’ve been providing care services to the community for over 40 years.

We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the land where we work, the Birpai, as well as across the lands in which we travel. We also acknowledge our elders past and present.

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