Our Staff

Dougherty is fortunate to have a dedicated Senior Management Team. They share the role of being responsible for the day to day running of the Residential Care and Self Care Residents, providing support and clinical care to our residents.

Our Valuable Team Members

Kelvin Neave
Kelvin NeaveChief Executive Officer

Kelvin Neave as Chief Executive Officer, has more than 33 years of working in the Healthcare sector in both the Hospital and Aged Care settings. He is a recent recipient of the Aged Care Peak Bodies NSW Award, “All Star in Aged Care – an Unsung Hero.”

In the past 15 years, he has been specifically in the Residential Aged Care and Retirement Living sectors. Most of this period was with The Salvation Army in their Aged Care areas, where Kelvin was managing two large complexes and managing project deliverables across their many sites throughout the Eastern seaboard, along with Head Office Management roles.

More recently before joining Dougherty Apartments, he was the Executive Director for almost 3 years at Juliana Village in Miranda for their Residential Aged Care and Retirement Living standalone complex.

Kelvin also brings to this role, vast experience from the Procurement and Supply Chain Management sector. These roles incorporated responsibilities in the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Island countries within the Healthcare, Justice, and Immigration areas.

Kelvin is extremely passionate about the Aged Care and Retirement Living industry and in the delivery of operational, clinical outcomes and efficiencies that provide all that our residents require to enjoy living with us in our community here at Dougherty Apartments.

As a Board, we feel most fortunate to have Kelvin leading our community in this position.

Graeme O’Beirne
Graeme O’BeirneHotel Services Manager
Graeme joined the Navy at the age of 16 and served for 13 years in the hospitality section. He has also served on peace keeping duties and enjoyed his service time very much.

After leaving the Navy, he had his own pizza, café and restaurant business down the South Coast. From there he transitioned into the corporate world, spending 10 years between HMAS Creswell and HMAS Albatross. Following this period, Graeme moved into the health sector working for Ramsay Health as their Hotel Services Manager and with President Private Hospital at Kirrawee as their Hospitality Manager.

Graeme joined us at Dougherty Apartments in 2019 as the Hotel Services Manager.

Andrea Pozzi
Andrea PozziFinance Manager
Andrea, a qualified CPA, comes from a varied background, starting her career in Accounting as a Cadet at St. George Building Society. She then moved to a Legal Firm, a Hospital, a Recruitment Agency and an Architect firm. Andrea ending up in the Aged Care and Retirement Industry where she has been for the past 12 years. Andrea says that at times finance seem to be without meaning or purpose, but it is the industry that she works in which gives her meaning, and the Aged Care Industry certainly does that.
Ellie Hwang
Ellie HwangResidential Manager
Ellie has 11 years of Nursing in her background, including 5 years of nursing management experience. She is very pleased to be here at Dougherty Apartments, where she says, “the passion and warms hearts are.” With her passion to be contributing her knowledge and skills to Dougherty Apartments Care and Services, Ellie is always keen to be building great relationships with the residents, families, and staff.
Efren Cimacio
Efren CimacioMaintenance Supervisor
Efren has been in the Aged Care industry for the last 14 years and enjoys greatly his role here at Dougherty Apartments as the Maintenance Supervisor.

He enjoys being part of the team and looks after repairs and maintenance across our community, enjoying all he does with the interactions had every day with residents and staff. He is looking forward to many more years in this role and is always happy to help.

Leina Mahe
Leina Mahe Finance Officer
Leina has worked in various operational roles within aged care over the last 17 years and has a passion for the not-for-profit sector. Her contribution in her previous roles has been instrumental particularly in commissioning two aged care facilities, staff training and setting up systems to achieve accreditation and compliance. Leina has joined the team at Dougherty with a new focus in finance and is currently working towards her CPA.
Leni Suhadi
Leni SuhadiCare Manager
Leni has a 10-year nursing background in Australia. Her roles have been within the management areas and really enjoys working in aged care where she can share her knowledge and skill to make a difference to our residents and staff here at Dougherty Apartments. She really enjoys building good relationships with all residents, families and staff.
Lara Kedrov
Lara KedrovResidential Operations Coordinator
Lara has been working in the Aged Care sector for the past 8 years. She says that “her experiences have been interesting one’s, having taken on a number of different roles over the years and that she is never bored, enjoying what she does with Dougherty Apartments”. Lara is grateful for her daily interaction with the residents and all she can do for them in her role as Operations Coordinator.

She also enjoys working here as it is close to home.

Kerrie Bradford
Kerrie Bradford Administration Coordinator
Kerrie has worked at Dougherty for over 10 years in administration and accounts, with the last 3 years as Administration Coordinator. This encompasses payroll, resident billing and the marketing and selling of our Retirement Living Units.
Kerrie very much enjoys any help and assistance she can give to all our residents and loves working at Dougherty Apartments. Prior to joining us, she worked as a legal secretary for Carroll and O’Dea and spent 2 years working in Port Moresby for Blake Dawson Waldron.
Janet Pereira
Janet Pereira Reception
Janet joined the team at Dougherty Apartments in 2017 wanting to work close to home and school. She brings excellent customer services skills and business acumen to the role, having a background of Business in Retail Management, Buying and Wholesale skills and has since studied Aged Care to expand her knowledge.

Janet welcomes you to Dougherty Apartments and is available to answer any questions that you may have.

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