Our executive team

Damien Jacobs
Damien Jacobs  |  Chief Executive Officer

Damien has a Master’s Degree (Business), Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Diploma in Hotel Management. Damien has over 20 years management and executive experience within the private sector, namely project development, tourism and aged care.

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Felicity Weeding  |  Operations Manager

Felicity is an RN with over 30  years’ experience, mostly in the aged and community sector. Throughout a career of people and change leadership she has delivered consistent accreditation; implementation of various care management systems; increased funding; reduction in costs and improved profitability.

Felicity has a Diplomas in Accounting and Project Management and is currently undertaking her MBA at the University of Tasmania.

Tassie Strafkos  |  Business Excellence, Risk & Compliance Manager

Tassie has significant experience in management of governance, risk and compliance frameworks linking to quality assurance. Has served in organisations ranging from legal practice, government business enterprise, State Service and the NFP sector.

Tassie has a degree in Commerce & Law and qualifications, including studies in governance, compliance and risk management.

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Peter Woodhouse  |  Business Development Advisor – Finance

Peter has lived in the Derwent Valley most of his life, raised on a farm and with strong family and community values. As a Certified Practicing Accountant with over 20 years working across government, semi-government, not for profit and commercial sectors throughout Australia, Peter brings both a wealth of expertise and enthusiasm to his role with Corumbene Care.

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Julie Purves |  Corporate Services Manager

Julie started her accounting career with the NHS in the UK, and furthered her accounting skills in the UK, NZ, and WA before moving to Tasmania in 2016, her career has mostly been in people-centric organisations, including several years in WA at a large Not-For-Profit Aged Care Organisation and brings Corumbene a rounded approach into the Corporate Services Arena, aided by her MBA studies. Julie has a desire to see people develop into the best version of themselves and enjoys working with both Residents, Clients and Staff to ensure that we are all working together to ensure that the Corumbene Community is sustainable and one that we all want to belong to.

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Debra Carnes | Clinical Nurse Consultant

Deb has been working as a Registered Nurse for over 25 years and has been employed in clinical roles in both the public and private sectors in Tasmania. She has a strong background in policy and education as well as research in the area of clinical practice and improvement.

She is passionate about aged, community care and wellbeing services and the important role that they have, especially in rural areas.

Her formal qualifications include a coursework Master of Nursing with a focus on health promotion and policy. Her PhD research covered safety climate and views of medication error reporting and disclosure amongst nurses working in rural clinical settings in Tasmania.

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Donna Minehan |  Homecare Program Coordinator

I am a case manager by trade with 2 diplomas, one in Community services Case Management and the other in Community Services Coordination.

I have been in aged care for nearly 20 years with most of my aged care experience working in Sydney on aged care programs such as Transitional Aged Care Packages, Home Care Packages, Commonwealth Home Support Programmes, HACC.  I have been a Neighbour Aid Coordinator operating a day centre working closely with nearly 40 volunteers rostered to provide support.  My passion is wellness and re-ablement and person-centred care with the view to help improve quality of life.

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Robyn Michael |  HR Business Partner

Robyn Michael has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Human Resources Management. She has over 35 years of extensive experience within the not for profit and government sectors in general human resources. She has also specialised in Industrial Relations, Workforce Planning and Change Management. She is passionate about ensuring employees are skilled, engage and motivated, and live the values of the organisation they work in.