Rosehaven Hospice has welcomed 3 new members to its board.
Applications went out for board members in early March and after receiving a high caliber of applications, interviews occurred during April and 3 new members were appointed in the 1st week of May.
“We were surprised by the number of applications and the expertise of all applicants. We have had an excellent board that has seen us through our building phase and are now so excited to welcome our new board members, now that we are moving forward into our operational phase.” states Rose Gilder founding director and chair.
“Gerard Bowshall. Gerard resides in Merton and has recently retired. Gerard comes to us with extensive expertise within the Banking and Finance sectors, where he has held many senior executive roles. His financial and business expertise extends to assisting good business growth and strong relationship development. During his working life Gerard has taken on many volunteer community positions.
Susanne McKay has been involved in Rosehaven as a volunteer, attending our “Friends of Rosehaven, welcoming Wednesday’s morning teas on a regular basis and is a familiar face. Susanne has a background in social work and has worked as a counsellor in palliative care and oncology. Susanne has an interest in end of life issues and looks forward to being able to contribute to the provision of services that encourages and facilitates people to experience death as a part of life rather than being an institutionalized process.
Craig Dixon has involved himself in Mansfield community since retiring 2 years ago, he comes to Rosehaven with the expertise of operations and business management, he has been involved in high profile marketing projects, financial modelling and product development. Craig has a keen interest in business mentoring and human resource management.
Rosehaven board and committee of management would like to welcome their 3 new board members and look forward to moving forward in our operational phase and providing Mansfield community with a compassionate, caring community that provides supportive, inclusive and quality respite and end of life care.
Rosehaven Hospice is currently open for morning, afternoon and day respite Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s. Overnight respite available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night in the last week of the month. End of life care and emergency respite as required. If you would like to know more or get involved then please contact hospice manager Bianca Hurle on 57753161.
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