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 |  Finance 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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Wendy Tempest |  Clinical Services Manager

Wendy Tempest is a registered nurse with over forty years of full time working experience in a wide variety of settings, covering a variety of specialities. In the management field Wendy has experience in community, clinical and hospital settings as well as aged care services and has a keen interest in teaching and the development of staff potential through mentoring and support. Wendy’s aim here at Corumbene is to help facilitate the delivery of quality services and care to all of our consumers.

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Ellie O’Brien |  Acting Care Manager Community

Ellie lives locally and has been working in aged and community care for the past 10 years. Ellis has completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and has a graduate certificate in Aged Care. Ellie also has her certificate in Immunisation and Chronic Disease Management. Ellie has held positions including Senior Clinician, Nurse Educator and ACFI Coordinator.

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Deanne Leggate  | Care Manager Residential

Deanne is a Registered Nurse with over 19 years’ experience in the aged care industry within Western Australia and Tasmania; over 17 years’ experience nursing in the acute care sector and 12 years in managerial roles including Director of Nursing of a 56 aged care bed facility in Hobart.

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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.