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Meet the TeamA short introduction to the senior staff at TransCare
Alan Gordon: Chief Executive Officer
Alan has a Bachelor of Business degree from Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma of Local Government Management from Deakin University. He is a registered JP in NSW. His management background is in financial and human resource management with Queensland Health.. He commenced with Upper Hunter Community Care Inc. in 2002 which later become TransCare Hunter Ltd in 2008. As CEO, Alan is responsible for operational management and governance. He oversees all aspects of the business including Finance, HR, Projects, Funding and Marketing
"Working at TransCare is very rewarding and satisfying. I thoroughly enjoy working with the wonderful people at TransCare including our board, staff and volunteers."
Garry has a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours majoring in Psychology and Human Movement. He also has an MBA and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of Canberra. His management background includes administration positions with the Commonwealth Government and in Housing Benefits with Islington Council in London. More recently, Garry was the Executive Director of the South East Regional Academy of Sport for 14 years. He commenced in late April 2017 and is responsible for the overall operations of TransCare.
“I was looking for an opportunity to move to an organisation that provides great service at a community level and that led me to TransCare.”
Sonia Field: Financial Officer
Sonia started work at TransCare in August 2012 and looks after all things financial at TransCare. Sonia is a registered JP in NSW.
"I really feel like TransCare is making a difference and I enjoy being part of that. We have a great team and great clients."
Val Mathews: Care Assessor
Val began working at TransCare in 2006 and is one of our longest serving employees. Val's role as care assessor involves assessing new clients in their homes, reviewing clients, referrals and assisting the Service Coordinator.
"I like helping make a difference to someone’s lifestyle, meeting new and interesting people and working with a great team of TransCare staff and volunteers."
Helen Schlegel: Coordinator Transport Services
Helen started with TransCare in March 2013. Her role involves ensuring suitable transport services are available for people throughout the Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Shires. This includes bus services and timetables, cars to medical appointments, bus hires and fleet management.
"I started out volunteering for TransCare many years ago, and saw what a difference it made in peoples lives. I now work with a great bunch of people who enjoy helping people maintain their independence. It always feels good when you can make a difference."
Judi has worked at TransCare for three years. Her role involves the organisation of staff and services for domestics and personal care in client's homes. She also provides in-home assessments for home services and My Aged Care.
"I like meeting and working with clients and their families to assist them to remain in their homes with services to make their lives a little easier. Working at TransCare means being a part of an exceptional team of staff and volunteers who provide valued services within our community."
Samm Turri: Care Coordinator
Samm has been a part of the TransCare team since October 2012. Samm oversees the social support, Meals on Wheels, home maintenance (TransChore) and TransClub services at TransCare.
"Working at TransCare is never boring! My role is very rewarding and provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people. By providing support to our clients I am able to make a tremendous difference to their quality of life and achieve real personal satisfaction through my work."