Jubilee Community Care Inc is governed by a Management Committee. The Management Committee is elected each year by the members at the Annual General Meeting.
Committee members are volunteers who bring a wealth of experience, skills and passion to their roles on the committee.
The Management Committee operates under a charter which sets out the purpose, roles and responsibilities, delegations, culture, membership, meeting procedures, professional development and evaluation of the Committee of Jubilee Community Care Inc.
To view the Jubilee Community Care Management Committee Charter 2018 click here.
Sabina Janstrom – Chairperson
I joined the management committee of Jubilee Community Care in March 2018 to learn more about the sector and give back to the community. I have elderly parents and would like to contribute as best I can to improving the services and options available to the older people living in our communities. On the committee I am providing IT expertise as well as strategic direction for our technology platforms. I believe the aged care sector is an area where technology has a great opportunity to improve the lives of older Australians and I’m looking forward to assisting Jubilee Community Care on that journey.
In my corporate career, I have over a decade of experience as an ICT Director and General Manager with a passion for strategy implementation, portfolio management and employee experience. I have worked in the mining and technology industries, as well as State Government and Consulting Services in a mixture of vendor and internal roles. During my career I have lived and worked in Australia, Asia Pacific and the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
Michael Harvey – Secretary
Before joining Jubilee in early 2020 my career path included working for small to medium companies and a not-for-profit in Adelaide and more recently working in several contract roles in Brisbane. I also worked for more than 13 years for a multinational, spending six of those years in four overseas countries. I look forward to using these experiences in my role with the commitee and I am proud to be part of this great organisation and look forward to many years of service.
Tania Harman – Treasurer
I am an experienced director in PwC Australia’s Incentives and Innovation tax division with a demonstrated history of working in the accounting industry. I am skilled in Corporate Tax, Management, and Research and Development Tax Incentive claims. My clients range from small businesses to large public companies, spanning industries including mining services, manufacturing, infrastructure, agriculture, IT and energy.
I graduated from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and have over 11 years’ experience in providing Corporate Tax services.
Personally, I am an active community volunteer and have been the chairperson and secretary of a school board at a local independent public school.
Darren Sonter ~ Executive Director
I completed my undergraduate qualification in Nursing back in the early 1990s and have been involved in the Care sector in various management and leadership roles for most of the last 28 years. This included lengthy stints in Public and Private (Not-for-profit) acute care before spending the last five years in the Private Retirement and Aged Care Sector. I’m very proud to have been selected to lead the organisation for this next chapter in Jubilee Community Care’s history. Jubilee enjoys an enviable local reputation and high levels of client satisfaction. Internally our staff turn-over is low and we have a proud tradition of being 100% a locally based care delivery and support business.
Dr Jack Lam – Member
I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern California, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota before joining the University of Queensland as a research fellow.
As an academic, I carry out research in the areas of health, ageing, families, and social disadvantage over the life course. I also have been involved in a number of research projects with government departments and third-sector organisations in developing and conducting evaluations of social and policy programs. I am committed to engaging in research that could inform and improve the health and wellbeing of older adults, and to translating research findings, and engaging with end-users and stakeholders, such as Jubilee Community Care and the aged care sector at large.
Ms Helen Sotiriadis – Member
I joined the Management Committee in May 2020 to give back to the community I live in and to help support the growth and sustainability of the not-for-profit aged care sector. Growing up in regional Queensland, I learnt early that community-led support and connection can help the most vulnerable lead independent and enriched lives. At the heart of Jubilee Community Care is a strong commitment to providing a reliable, flexible and individually-tailored program of community care, which resonates strongly with me.
Professionally, I am a marketing, communication and stakeholder engagement professional with more than 30 years’ experience working for some of Australia’s leading construction and mining companies. Today, I run a small consultancy and remain passionate about working with individuals and organisations who genuinely strive to make a difference in the sectors they operate in.
Mr Greg Power – Member
I am the owner and director of a human resource and industrial relations consulting business – Drayton’s Workplace Consulting Pty Ltd. The business currently has four employees and principally provides services in the contracting sector. In addition, Drayton’s performs specialist work to a small number of community service providers and Indigenous corporations.
I am 58, married and with three adult children. I live in Wynnum, Brisbane and have lived in Brisbane all my life. My interest in the community services sector has evolved from the consulting to certain providers and through exposure of family members and associates for community service needs. In particular, I am interested in the development of service models to assist the disadvantaged and marginalised parts of the community.
I believe that I can bring a balanced approach to the commercial operations, particularly on all employment-related matters, with a compassionate outlook.
Dr Bernadette Nixon – Member
I am a GP working in a clinic at Seven Hills and providing primary care to residents in the residential aged care setting. I have worked as a GP in various locations in Brisbane since 2007, and received my Fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2012. My medical degree is from the University of Queensland and before that, I completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in history and politics through James Cook University. I am currently undertaking additional studies in Palliative Care through Flinders University. In the clinic I work with patients across the spectrum of age from newborns to the elderly and those at the end of their lives. I enjoy working with patients who have complex medical and social presentations and navigating a pathway with them to live as healthily and happily as possible.
When I am not at work, I am busy with my family including three lovely (and hungry) boys!
Joining Jubilee Community Care Management Committee has given me an opportunity to use my clinical and analytical skills to support the work of the whole team. I am looking forward to understanding the back-of-house operations of an in-home care provider. I am feel very privileged to be involved in an organisation with such a good reputation in the community and that operates to such a high standard.