Our executive team

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Chief Executive Officer – Alison Standen  B.Sc., M.Nutr.Diet., MBA, GAICD

Alison Standen commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer at Corumbene in October 2021. Alison has over 25 years’ professional experience working in Tasmania with a varied career that has focussed on supporting vulnerable Tasmanians; this includes experience in health and community services, in senior leadership roles in not-for-profit and public institutions.

From 2018-21, Alison served as Member for Franklin in the Tasmanian Parliament, with roles including Shadow Minister for Housing and Opposition spokesperson for Disability Services and Ageing in the House of Assembly.

Having worked in senior Commonwealth and State Government roles for many years, and having completed a Masters in Business Administration and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Company Directors Course, Alison has a strong understanding of public sector decision-making processes and governance.

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Director of Care – Residential – Tracy Hemmings  RN, CM, B.Paramed

Tracy commenced as the Director of Care at Corumbene in early 2024. Tracy brings a wealth of experience and dedication to her role. With over 30 years in the health and aged care industries, she is a compassionate and thoughtful leader. Her extensive background in management and clinical leadership positions, equips her with a deep understanding of clinical governance, effective people leadership, and evidence-based clinical care.

Tracy’s commitment extends to lifelong learning, as evidenced by her recent completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Paramedicine, complimenting her qualifications as a nurse.

At Corumbene, Tracy collaborates with residents, families, staff and the broader healthcare team to ensure each resident receives personalised care and support. Her passion for excellence contributes to creating a positive experience for all residents living at Corumbene.

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Director of Business Excellence – René Wise  B.Nurs, B.HlthSc – Health Promotion, M.App.Geron

René has been working in the Health Sector for 25 years with experience in Regional Sub-acute care and Emergency care centre management, along with extensive Aged Care management experience. As a Registered Nurse and Health Promotion advocate, Rene’s passion for supporting community to live well into older age began as a volunteer, propelling her into study to realise her dream of becoming a leader in the field of Gerontology and Dementia Care Management.

Rene’s commitment to innovation, excellence, and governance supports her commitment to excel at quality service delivery across Corumbene’s vast business portfolio. With a genuine drive to enhance the lives of people living in the Derwent Valley and surrounds through quality service provision, René intends to work with the community, and stakeholders, to ensure Corumbene continues to provide high quality services long into the future.

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Director of Community Services – Kirsty Bartlett Clark  B.SOC.SC. (Psych)

Kirsty has been working in the Community Services sector for over 25 years in leadership roles in health, disability, early intervention, aged care and childcare. Prior to working at Corumbene, Kirsty was Executive Manager of Community Services and Operations with an aged care facility, and before that, she was statewide Director of Allied Health at St Giles Therapy Services for over nine years.

In 2010, Kirsty moved to Tasmania from Gippsland Victoria with her family. She says she loves her “Tassie life and enjoys the clean air, access to the best beaches and bush in the world, friendly people who always smile when you walk past, and communities that are always striving to be better.”

Kirsty is passionate about working alongside teams to provide high quality services that enable people to live their best lives and she is keen to contribute to a better quality of life for people living in the Derwent Valley and surrounds.

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Business Development Advisor – Finance – Peter Woodhouse  B.Com

Peter is a country kid with a heart of gold! He 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.