Meet our people.
At Maroba, we have around 150 full-time, part-time and casual staff to provide personal care, nursing, hospitality, administration, maintenance and gardening services to our community residents.
Approximately half of our staff have been with Maroba for over five years, providing an extremely stable environment for residents, families and friends. We can’t name them all but below you can read about some of the key people you’ll meet at Maroba:
Viv Allanson | CEO
Viv was promoted from the Executive Director of Nursing position to the position of CEO of Maroba in 2000. Whilst beginning her career in the Public Health sector she has not looked back since she made the move to Aged care in 1992. Her qualifications are numerous including a Master of Health Management.
Bringing her nursing experience to the role has enabled her to maintain her focus on the clinical and care issues whilst progressing Maroba’s business performance.
The focus now is to diversify the range of accommodation and services provided by Maroba to ensure it continues to be a relevant and dynamic organisation. Viv was elected to the Aged and Community Services Association of NSW & ACT board of directors in 2007.
Check out Viv’s interview with the Business Insider where she discusses her journey from Nurse to CEO of Maroba.
This is Viv’s Philosophy of Leadership:
“You must always remember, you’re not here to serve me…I’m here to serve you. I’m here to give you the tools, resources and the products to convert our residents into ‘raving fans.
In addition, my job is to creat an atmosphere where we’ll want to serve each other with a smile in our hearts, because that’s the only way this will be a great place to work!”
Angela Carey | Director of Quality and Community Services
Since graduating from university as a registered nurse, Angela Carey has been committed to her career in aged care.or 17 years prior to joining Maroba, she worked in senior management roles – in both residential and in the community.
Angela was appointed as our Director of Quality and Community Services in February 2015. Her vision is to create a cohesive, empowered group of ambassadors for aged care who are dedicated to excellence, and who lead effectively and efficiently as they strive to meet Maroba’s strategic goals.
Angela holds a Diploma of Health Sciences (nursing), a Bachelor of Nursing, a Graduate Certificate in Aged Care and a Case Co-ordination diploma. She is also qualified as a return to work facilitator and as an external trained assessor.
Melinda Abell | Director of Care
Melinda was appointed as Director of Facility Services in 2016,
Before joining Maroba, Melinda has enjoyed a varied career as a registered nurse, teacher and midwife. Her most recent experience was as an ACFI manager for a large aged care organisation.
Her decision to dedicate more time to nursing in aged care came about whilst supervising students, Melinda decided this area of nursing held many challenges and rewards to making a difference in people’s lives.
Melinda has worked in larger aged care organisations and contributed to senior management decisions within these roles.She is a Registered Nurse, Midwife, has a Diploma of Aged care management and a Post Graduate Certificate in Vocational Education and Training.
Melinda’s goal is to progress the vision, mission and values of Maroba by supporting staff to achieve best practice nursing to ensure positive outcomes for residents.
David Cole | Director of Finance and Corporate Services
David was appointed as Director of Finance and Corporate Services of Maroba in 2011 and has a wide range of business management skills. He spent 15 years as a Chartered Accountant before making a transfer to Business Coaching for over 10 years.
David uses his skills in Financial Management, Business Improvement and Leadership Development to provide a unique approach to his role at Maroba.
Silvana Misevska | Accountant
Silvana was appointed as Accountant at Maroba in 2003. Prior to coming to Maroba, Silvana worked at Smorgan. During her 8 years there, she undertook various roles including office management – experience that has enabled her to become a versatile member of staff.
Silvana holds a Bachelor of Commerce, has undertaken her CPA qualifications and recently completed a Certificate III in Leading and Managing for Results.
Pamela Pearson | Chaplain
Pamela was born and raised in Blacktown – west of Sydney and is married with three children and has three grandchildren
Pamela brings a lifetime of experience to her position as chaplain and is a qualified counsellor, has been a Bapist Minister in three churches before coming into the Chaplaincy role in 2001. In her spare time Pamela says she likes to cook, read, go to garage sales and spend time with granddaughters
Pamela says her Life Goal is: “To continue to discover truth, wholeness and love and to help others to do likewise”
John Zammit | Maintenance & WHS Manager
John has been with the Maroba team since 2009. He genuinely loves working within Aged Care and takes his role as Maintenace and WHS Manager seriously.
He is responsible for the maintenance of all three of the facilities. This includes Maroba’s 55 bed Hostel, 23 Self-care Unit Terraces and the Manor which has 100 high-care beds available. He enjoys conversing with the residents and getting to know them and their life stories.