Meet our Perth Leaders

This September, Acorn Network is hosting a event to hear from those that lead in our aged and community care workplaces. (yup, we're pretty excited). These are the people that inspire us. These are the individuals that are leading the way through establishing initiatives, focusing on continuous improvement, and believing in themselves as leaders. 

Come join us in Perth, on September 28th 2016. It will be a night to remember. (Tix no longer available)

Rebecca Tomkinson - Chief Operating Officer

Rebecca's career to date includes strategic organisational leadership, government relations, policy development, social advocacy and stakeholder management, together with experience in delivering business development initiatives in both the government and non-government sectors.

As the Chief Operating Officer at BaptistCare with 1,700 staff, she is developing the next 5 year strategic plan and managing the marketing and communications process for the organisation. Rebecca understands the power of relationships and communication in building teams and leaders across a diverse range of industries to achieve strategic goals.

Justine Colyer - Chief Executive Officer
Rise Network

Justine has 25 years experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors in Australia, the UK and Europe, having done everything from run a pub to run a prison. She a highly sougth after leader and mentor, with a Distinguished Fellow of Leadership WA (one of the premier leadership programs in the WA) and the winner of the WA Telstra Businesswomen’s Award (Community and Government) 2014.

Louise Forster - Executive Manager Business Development
Care Options Incorporated

From a grass-roots community background in the UK, Louise has grown her career in disability and aged care across the globe. Working in training, reform, management and governance she offers a depth of experience to individuals and organisations she works with. In 2013 she started a Masters in Business Administration and completed the inaugural Young Leaders in Governance Program, both of which have spring-boarded Louise to executive management and board roles in the community services sector. Louise is currently the Executive Manager Business Development for Care Options Inc and a board member for Palmerston Association.

Emily Scarff - manager Enrichment + allied health
Amana Living

Passionate about equal opportunity, Emily believes strongly in the influence that human connection has on enriching lives and increasing well-being. An occupational therapist, social innovator and young leader, Emily enjoys networking, public speaking and finding synergies between the work of others and her own.

Cynthia Wright - Clinical Consultant
Aegis Aged Care Group

Cynthia Wright is a Clinical Consultant providing advisory clinical support to Clinical and Facility Managers across 27 Aged Care facilities in Western Australia. Cynthia is a member of an external review panel sanctioned by the WA government to focus on creating clinical working tools and enhancing better practice across the aged care industry. She manages multi–cultural teams and leads with a focus to motivate and empower her teams by assigning responsibility, listening to and discussing new ideas.