We provide remarkable care every day.
Karen Conroy – Care Manager
Every staff member at Rockpool Morayfield believes in the ethos of Rockpool. To provide a safe, secure, inclusive environment, to enable contemplation and reflection on our actions and motivations, to create a vibrant joyful home full of creativity and diversity
Moving into a Residential Aged Care facility is a life changing process for many people, their families and friends. Melissa is determined to ensure Aged Care provides support, dignity and trust, as well as a happy environment for all.
Melissa has over 20 years of diverse Healthcare and Financial Services experience. Melissa commenced her career as a Registered Nurse receiving her Bachelor of Nursing from Griffith University, a Graduate Certificate in Health Management from QUT and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern QLD.
Early in her clinical career, Melissa found her passion for the Aged Care sector and has since worked in a variety of specialties both in Australia and internationally. Her experiences have reinforced her commitment to ensuring the provision of exceptional Aged Care services. It is this commitment combined with her passion and enthusiasm for the sector that ensure Rockpool residents live their best life whilst receiving the care, support and compassion that they need.
Melissa is committed to leading a culture of excellence which always focuses on the resident and their family, ensuring professionalism, quality outcomes and collaborative practice.
Karen facilitates the delivery of high-quality nursing care, blending her skills in chronic and acute illness to ensure an individualised person-centred approach to the nursing care of all our residents. Karen is very approachable and has an enthusiastic attitude to her work and the desire to ensure the aged care industry has a voice.
When not at work Karen will be boating on the high seas, actually she is really a fair-weather boater who is terrified of the high seas and is devoted to her family.
Desma believes that by leading and partnering with team members, a sense of community is built which empowers the team to provide care and services in a way that enhances the quality of life for those who live in residential aged care. Desma has no doubt that Rockpool is an organisation that can offer these values to any resident seeking residential care.
With a background in most aspects of residential care management and the business management requirements unique to residential care, Chris continues to see the resident journey into a residential community as a personal journey and with other committed care staff encourage independence, choice, love, hugs and laughter.
Having moved from NSW, Chris was looking for a role in a residential community that expresses just the values that Rockpool is offering, including safe, secure, inclusive, reflective, contemplative and vibrant with life, in this delightful environment.
Jessica is passionate about the residents care needs and making sure that our documentation is reflective of this. Jessicas role within the organisation allows Rockpool to be able to provide our residents with superior care and exceptional facilities.
Outside of work, Jessica enjoys exploring Queensland with her family.
Jimina is responsible for leading Rockpool’s occupancy and engaging with local community groups. She works closely with teams on the ground to ensure our new family’s experience a smooth transition into aged care. Empowering and supporting Rockpool’s team to deliver exceptional care to every resident as they make their journey into Rockpool’s Residential Aged Care.
Prior to Aged Care, Jimina worked in Public Relations, Insurance, Sales Management, Client Relations and Property Sales working closely with developers on the Sunshine Coast. She currently holds licences and certificates from Financial Services Institute of Australia and Property Sales.
Jimina is constantly recognised for going the extra mile from start to finish when assisting families when making difficult decisions with their journeys into aged care.
Roman is passionate about photography, basketball and food. He takes great delight that his friend's often can't tell the difference between the food photos taken at Rockpool or at fine dining. Residents often recognise him as the man with the camera during special events. Roman also works closely with Cathy Meyer on the Living Memories project, documenting some of the interesting facets of our resident's lives.
Matthias began working within the aged care sector in 2017 as catholic healthcare national hotel and support services manager after ten years as managing director of his own hospitality group.
Other culinary highlights include working in top hatted restaurants and 5 star Hotels in Austria, Germany and Italy as well as some of Sydney’s most iconic restaurants including Gecko at Sheraton on the Park, Ritz Carlton, Hilton, Bank Restaurant Martin Place, Multi award winning Navara Venues and lastly his own Hospitality group of 7 Restaurants and Bars over 10 years. Matthias has now embraced the opportunity to bring to the aged care sector his vast restaurant experience along with his love for ‘honest’ foods where the ‘flavours do the talking’ through fresh, seasonal and sustainable produce and innovation in modified meals.
Matthias also embraces and endorses for all his leading chefs to attend Maggie Beer’s creating an Appetite for Life schools.
Brandon always strives for excellence and is passionate about delivering the best quality service. When he is not working, Brandon loves to enjoy my time surfing or rock climbing.
Allan enjoys the care and compassion that all of the team members at Rockpool have and how Rockpool is consistently striving to reimagine and redefine the sector.
Outside of work Allan enjoys boating, fishing, camping, watching rugby league, playing golf and walking his little dog.
Rowena has 8 years experience in the Aged care sector. Prior to aged care, Rowena had 20 years’ experience in the creative field as Decorator Consultant and Visual Merchandiser for several retail companies. She believed being creative was not enough to fulfil her life’s purpose and that she wanted to give back to the community. That is where she found the perfect balance of creativity and caring in the role of a Lifestyle Assistant.
Rowena believes she has been lucky enough to find the perfect career that enables her to nurture growth and create community within aged care facilities.
She has recently moved to Australia with her family all the way from South Africa. She has been with Rockpool since commissioning and is the core of the Reception.
Jeanine is passionate about Aged Care and making a difference in the lives of the Residents at Rockpool.
When Jeanine has free time, she enjoys being with her family in the outdoors and playing sport.
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