Our People

Committee of Management

Diane Wright (President) Wayne O’Brien (Treasurer) Mary-Anne Ryan (Secretary) Helen Gibson Phil Harris Tim Gore Andrea Langdon Marion Nott Natalie Simmonds Meagan Compton (Pro Bono Legal Adviser)

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Karen Eccles – Nurse Manager

It is a great honour for me to be appointed as Nurse manager of Anam Cara House. I began working here as a Registered Nurse in October 2012. I wanted to be able to contribute to the wonderful loving environment that offered a type of care to the community that was so different and flexible. […]

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George ‘Neil’ Stewart – Founding Patron

Neil Stewart and his wife Yvonne made the decision to attend the initial public information meeting about Anam Cara House in March 2005 because they saw the need for a place for people with a long term or life limiting illness to have respite or end of life care in surroundings that offered care and […]

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Diane Wright – Founder

Through many years of unwavering effort, Diane’s vision of creating a respite and palliative care facility in a homelike environment has been realised. Her commitment to seeing the community hospice project culminate in a functioning facility has seen her meet with hundreds of community leaders, politicians, service groups and people across South West Victoria to […]

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