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Full steam ahead at Prom Country Aged Care

FOLLOWING the recent resignation of CEO Claire Schmierer, who is moving back to Melbourne to be closer to her family, Prom Country Aged Care (PCAC) Committee of Management (COM) is using the opportunity to further strengthen the organisation by creating a new management team.

Even though Claire leaves PCAC one year earlier than originally planned, she has already taken the organisation to the next level and is leaving it in a much stronger position than it was when she arrived.

“We will be forever grateful for Claire’s efforts over the past couple of years and the contribution she has made to our community. We wish her well for the future,” said the president of the PCAC committee of management, Sandy Bucello.

Whilst Claire is leaving PCAC, through 2013 it will continue to be business as usual for PCAC. The committee of management has employed Rhett McLennan to replace Claire, with the aim of ensuring PCAC achieves all its goals and has a seamless transition into the new facility. Rhett has a strong background in healthcare management, with his most recent roles as Transition Leader at Gippsland Medicare Local and CEO of General Practice Alliance South Gippsland. Rhett will take on the position of CEO when Claire leaves next month.

In addition to Rhett as the CEO, Lee Cooney will continue in her role as Director of Care, with the wellbeing of PCAC residents her primary focus, and Emma Harry will take on the role of Business Manager, focusing on the business development side of the organisation.

The new management team will provide PCAC with stronger resources to manage the growth that has been taking place and set it up for further development.

Sandy Bucello added, “We are very confident that our new team has the skills to take our organisation to the next level and feel we are in a very strong position for the future.”


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