February 12, 2015

Board

Dr Diane Davies (Managing Director)

A director of the company since 25th October 2010. Dr Davies has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia, is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and has a Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine from James Cook University.

In addition to her clinical role she has been Director of Medical Services at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, Alice Springs Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. She has extensive experience in working with Aboriginal women in their communities in Central Australia. Dr Davies has provided management advice to Mobile GP since September 2009.

Dr Andrew Davies

A director since incorporation of the company on 22 January 2008. Dr Davies has a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia and a Fellowship to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He has been working as a medical practitioner for the past 12 years.

During this time he has developed interests in Aboriginal Health, Homeless Medicine, Child and Adolescent Health and Mental Health. For the last 10 years he has been working with Homeless and Marginalised people to try and overcome some of the barriers to healthcare that they experience.

Russell Bricknell

Russell has an extensive background in the aged care and community services sector, holds degrees in education, science and a master’s in business administration, is a Graduate and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.

He was previously the Chief Executive of Aged Care Channel, overseeing operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and New Zealand. Prior to this role, Russell was Chief Operating Officer of Australian Home Care, a leading provider of home based care to people with disabilities in NSW and Victoria, a General Manager of BaptistCare NSW and ACT, and Executive Director of Churches of Christ Care in Queensland.

Russell has a passion for delivering high quality care that positively impacts the lives of residents, customers and their families. He is honoured and excited to have been selected to lead Baptistcare and together, with the team, looks forward to making a real difference in the lives of people we care for and support.

Rosalynde (Ros) Mulley

Ros has held senior leadership roles in community services in both government and not-for-profit organisations, leading change and innovation in areas that serve, support and assist the most vulnerable in our community. As a member of Executive Teams, she has harnessed the strengths of the workforce to accomplish reform and transform service provision through sound strategy, engagement and creativity in the face of complex social challenges.  She has also participated in corporate governance duties including development of strategy;  budget management; quality, OHS and audit activities; and risk management.

Ros’s leadership experience has been in the not-for-profit sector in Queensland and Western Australia over the past 16 years. Prior to that, she trained and worked as a Social Worker and Senior Social Worker for the Health Department of Western Australia; then as Director of Social Work in the Logan-Beaudesert Health District in Queensland.  In addition to this, Ros participated in running a successful family business over 15 years from 1978 – 1993.

Employed by Ruah Community Services from March 2011- February 2017 Ros’s experience includes Executive oversight of a range of community support services that focused on vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and individuals and included:

  • Remand and reintegration services to women in prison and exiting prison
  • Women’s refuges and other family and domestic violence services
  • A range of programs addressing homelessness
  • Mental health support and recovery programs
  • Tenancy support for people in public housing across the Perth Metropolitan area for people at risk of losing their housing
  • Facilitating housing in the private housing market for families who are either already homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Prior to that, Ros worked at Churches of Christ in Queensland (COC Care) for eight years as Director of Family and Community Care, overseeing services which spread throughout Queensland, including regional areas.  Areas of responsibility included:

  • A range of out of home care services for children and young people
  • Housing tenancy management and development of affordable housing
  • Early childhood services

Ros is committed to influence and lead change in policies and service provision to enable those who are the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our society to improve their situations and wellbeing. She has worked in partnership with Homeless Healthcare over many years and is now delighted to be a Board member, contributing to maintaining, growing and developing their services.

Kathleen Gregory AM – CEO Foundation Housing

Kathleen Gregory was the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Housing Ltd, a Community Housing organisation that provides affordable housing in Western Australia.

Kathleen has extensive skills and experience managing not for profit organisations and led the merger of three smaller community housing organisations to form Foundation Housing in 2006. During the last twelve years under Kathleen’s leadership, Foundation Housing has grown its portfolio of housing from 350 to over 2000 units of accommodation and is now the largest affordable housing provider in the State.

With a strong commitment towards the provision of long term, secure and affordable housing for all members of our community, Kathleen has a sound knowledge base and skills in the development and management of today’s social housing.

Kathleen was presented the Australasian Outstanding Achievement Award for professional excellence in housing by the Australian Housing Institute in 2011, and was also listed on the 2015 Impact 25 list of the most influential people in Australia’s social economy.

In 2016, Kathleen was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours, with an Order of Australia for “significant service to the not for profit sector, particularly in the area of community housing, to social welfare organisations and to young people.”

In 2020 Kathleen was inducted into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her work in housing and homelessness.

Kathleen has been a board member for a number of organisations within the sector and is also the Chair of the West Australian Council on Homelessness.

In September 2019 Kathleen retired from her role as the CEO of Foundation Housing and has since been working on a range of projects with different organisations to increase the supply of affordable housing for people in housing need.

Kathleen is a qualified planner with BA Urban and Regional Planning from Curtin University.

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