ABOUT US

OUR CEO'S

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GRACE THOMSON RN

CEO
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Grace is a Registered Nurse having completed a double degree in Nursing and Psychology in 2016 at Deakin University and has recently completed her Honours in Psychological Science. Grace also has extensive experience within the Health Sector in a variety of roles, across multiple organisations where she has had a broad range of experience in senior corporate and management positions. These include Customer Advocacy Manager, Project Coordinator & Analyst and Systems Education Manager. Having "grown up" with Caring for You, that her mother, Louise Thomson, founded, Grace is passionate and committed to empowering individuals to thrive. Grace's strong leadership skills, IT expertise, RN qualification make her a perfect fit for her role as CEO.

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BELLE THOMSON RN

CEO
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Belle completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Monash University in 2018 and, subsequently, her graduate year at The Alfred Hospital in the Burns/Vascular/Plastics/Ear Nose Throat Unit. In July 2020 she decided to join Bank at Alfred so she could work across the range of wards and deepen her knowledge of each area. She had just completed a short-term assignment to the Coronary Care Unit when her mother, CEO and founder of Caring for You, unexpectedly passed away in February 2021.

On April 17th, 2021, Belle was appointed as Joint CEO of Caring for You with her sister and fellow RN, Grace Thomson. The duo has been successfully running the business for 18 months, and the company has grown by 85%.

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OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

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SAM JEFFREY BAcc

Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for ensuring financial sustainability and implementing best business practices at Caring for You, Sam joined our team in 2020 as the National Finance Manager. Now the Chief Financial Officer, Sam plays a valuable part in the decision-making processes. She also enjoys coaching and developing her team’s skills as they work together on ideas and projects to make our Finance Department work smarter. Before joining our Executive Team, Sam worked in the construction and commercial cleaning industries. She values our caring and supportive workplace culture.

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EMMA STAMMER

General Manager – Sales & Marketing

Emma joined Caring for You in 2019 in Recruitment and Sales in Newcastle NSW. With 15 years’ experience working in the Aged Care Sector Emma is extremely passionate about providing a quality service and values strong communication and transparent relationships with all clients. Emma did a school-based traineeship and commenced her working life as an AIN in Aged Care therefore understands the day-to-day challenges working within a facility and uses her knowledge to advocate to the executive team. Emma also has extensive experience providing care choices to people entering care and management experience within the Independent Living space. Emma leads our Sales and Marketing departments. Emma’s favourite part of the job is getting out on the road visiting clients and providing information on how Caring for You can provide assistance with care for those in need.

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LAUREN WALRAVENS EN

General Manager – Allocations
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Lauren joined the Caring for You team in 2010 and now leads our Allocations Team of more than 40 consultants - many of whom are actively working or training in healthcare. During her time with us, Lauren gained her qualifications and has practised as an Enrolled Nurse. Her clinical expertise and her dedication to managing a team with a passion for nursing, ensures our clients receive the efficiency of a skilled telecommunications operator combined with the understanding of a health professional. Lauren is responsible for monitoring day-to-day shift booking requests and shift fill rates as she works with the Allocations Team to identify any issues with fill rates or response times. She also embodies our core value of fun and positivity and has instigated “Wilbur Wednesday” – the much-loved weekly visit to the Head Office by her beautiful chocolate Labrador.

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LAURA STETTER RN

People and Culture Manager
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Laura joined the Caring For You team in 2017 in Recruitment before starting our Human Resources department. A Registered Nurse who completed her Bachelor of Nursing and Community Health in 2013 at Monash University, Laura has used her clinical expertise in paediatric nursing to grow and nurture our team. As the People and Culture Manager, Laura is responsible for improving HR processes and fostering our caring culture. She leads initiatives such as leadership coaching, strategy and organisational design, talent and performance management, change management, and recruitment. She has also implemented our Wellness Calendar, which aims to raise awareness and promote wellbeing in the workplace.

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JO WILSON BA Train

General Manager - Special Projects

Jo was appointed Caring for You’s Chief Operating Officer in January 2021 by Louise Thomson and is responsible for improving business structures and fostering a strong culture based on our core values. With more than 30 years’ experience including holding senior executive positions in Europe and Australia, Jo has a strong track record in business development, project management, marketing, operations, commercial functions, and business management systems, as well as tertiary academic delivery of management in theory and practice and marketing. Jo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Training from Griffith University, five Diplomas and Cert IV TAE. She is a member of the Australian HR Institute, has served on the board of a NFP organisation and was a member of various professional groups including Australian Business in Europe, Women in Tourism, Australian Tourism Export Council and SKAL International.

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TORBEN WICK BSc

Business Analyst

Torben commenced with Caring for You as an Accounting Assistant in 2019. Three months later he was promoted to the position of Business Analyst, thanks to his outstanding analytical skills. Born and raised in Germany, Torben graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Economics from a respected German university. His academic background and ability to always think outside the “nine dots” provide valuable input into growing our organisation to a more robust company. Torben has endless enthusiasm, passion, energy and drive as he constantly looks to improve our processes and reporting. He enjoys the flexibility of his work and relishes a new challenge.

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

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GREG LEE FAICD

Advisory Board Chair

Greg brings a wealth of experience to Caring for You as the Chairman of its Advisory Board. He is also a Director of the Victorian Institute of Sport, the Chairman of Youth Activating Youth, a Director of the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Chairman of IT company Xeople. Greg’s experience covers a wide range of disciplines as Chairman, Director and CEO, including 23 years founding and running the largest hospitality labour hire company in Victoria, Director of the Carlton Football Club, Director of William Angliss Institute of TAFE, and as co-founder of the IT company Emprevo. Working with Grace and Belle Thomson, Greg is committed to assisting our executive team to deliver Louise’s plans and to help them formulate and implement strategies for the business.

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ANITA WOODS RN RM

Advisory Board Member
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Anita is an experienced healthcare executive bringing more than 25 years experience at a senior level to Caring for You. A Registered Nurse and Midwife, she was the Director of Nursing at The Bays Healthcare Group for 15 years and Director of Quality & Risk with Health Care, Australia since 2019. Her experience extends to working with the Department of Health and Safer Care Victoria in health information, analysing data for improved reporting systems. She currently sits on the Victorian Agency Health Information Committee. Anita completed a Managing Healthcare Delivery Program at Harvard Business College in Boston in 2015. Through her study, Anita has developed relationships worldwide with healthcare executives, travelling to USA, Canada and United Emirates, reviewing their healthcare programs and systems.

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SHANE ROSE CPA

Advisory Board Member

Shane has extensive expertise is in the provision of Accounting, Australian Taxation, Business Consulting and Business Valuation services. For more than two decades he has provided advice to the small to medium business sector and is currently Managing Partner of Rose Corporate Pty Ltd. He also holds several advisory board positions, has held Business Valuation panel positions with the major banks, and is regularly appointed as an expert for the purpose of preparation of court reports. Shane brings to Caring for You his experience as an ethical business strategist and his entrepreneurial thinking. A maniac Carlton supporter, he married his high school sweetheart and has three gorgeous children.

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AMANDA WALLACE RN

Advisory Board Member
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After 20 years of hospital nursing, and more than 15 years in aged care management, Amanda brings a wealth of experience to the Caring for You board. A registered nurse since 1985, she completed a Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) at Australian Catholic University in 2000. Currently, the Residential Care and Services Manager with Baptcare in Norlane, Amanda has a great interest in palliative and dementia care. She is also passionate about mentoring and coaching staff to assist them to deliver high quality care in the everchanging aged care environment. Amanda has three adult children and looks forward to becoming a grandma in early 2022. She is also a civil celebrant, follows Essendon, and loves movies, theatre, ballet, music, dancing, and entertaining.

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