Blackall Range Care Group Ltd, now trading as RangeCare is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Each director is a local resident and offers a unique and valuable perspective to support RangeCare’s management.
Chair: Lenore Simpson
Vice Chair: Alan Boyle
Vice Chair: Pat Habner
Director: Leigh Watkins
Director: Dr Nita C Lester
Director: Kenneth Winsor
Director: Martyn Baldwin
Company Secretary: Jaclyn Lewis
Lenore has extensive leadership and management experience in the public, private and community sectors with a strong focus on service delivery in health and welfare both nationally and internationally. Lenore has provided guidance and technical expertise to developing and post war economies on health sector rationalisation, governance and the introduction of health funding models. Lenore holds qualifications in Business, Public Health and Health Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently holds the role of Manager Strategy and Operational Planning with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service.
Alan Boyle moved to the Sunshine Coast hinterland in 2004. He has a corporate background as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer for a large public company. A life member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and the Governance Institute of Australia and retired Fellow of the Certified Practicing Accountants, he has also been involved in Not for Profit organisations including Royal NSW Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, North Sydney Community Hospital, and Lincoln Centre for Bone and Joint Diseases. He has served in various positions with the Probus Club of North Blackall Range Inc, including President on two occasions and is currently the Treasurer.
With a passion for community leadership Patricia has been involved with the growth of BRCG for a number of years.
This has involved major changes to Government funding, a change from Association to CLG, a merger with Nambour and District Care and the recent negotiations for opening Gympie Care Centre. In 2019 she was presented with the Woman of Achievement Award from Zonta for outstanding service to the Blackall Range Community.
Patricia has held Executive and Director roles for over 30 years across a wide range of industries and, most recently, has been elected State President of Croquet Queensland, with 7 Regions and 1600 members.
A talented leader, experienced and engaging communicator with considerable experience in developing innovative products and programs that deliver considerable value to customers, communities and businesses. A combined 20 year plus experience base as a Director and Chair across Community and Corporate sectors.
Whilst Leigh is recognised as a business and community leader, many will also recognise him as an accomplished motorsport professional with a national title to his name.
Early in his career, Leigh found considerable success in his technical role with Telstra where he quickly grew as a leader, mentor and trainer and continuing to develop his passion for the end to end delivery of significant projects.
Leigh has created two start up business, Simply Delicious a natural foods takeaway and he establishing the Blackburn & Lockwood real estate franchise in Bendigo.
Dr Nita C Lester
Nita is a strategic leader with over 35 years of experience in both the educational and science fields. Nita has PhDs in these areas and was at the forefront of an award-winning innovative science programme providing outcomes in the leadership area of rare and threatened flora and flora while improving quality of learning for the future generations. For the past nine years, Nita has been a leader in the botanical art industry. Recently, Nita has assisted a number of families and small communities with health directives and future outcomes. Nita is passionate about community and wellbeing, and believes in transforming ideas into successful innovations to foster sustainable growth, hence her reason for her active involvement with Range Care.
Ken held various management roles in the retail industry over a period of fifteen years. After a further five years with a Manufacturers agent he became involved in building and managing a large Indoor Cricket Centre in Brisbane becoming Executive Director of Indoor Cricket Qld Inc. a role he held for fifteen years. While involved with The Indoor Sports Industry he also held honorary positions as National President of the Australian Indoor Cricket Federation & Chairman of the Sports Federation of Queensland.
Ken is still involved on the Annual Awards Selection Committee for the Queensland Sports Awards. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal for service to sport in 2000.
Martyn is an active member of the community volunteering in several organisations, and participating in various other sporting groups. Martyn brings to the board extensive senior management experience of amalgamations, audit, finance, governance, risk, disaster management and recovery, compliance and ICT strategy and operations management. Martyn brings his experience in health, aged, disability and youth services to the Board of BRCG to ensure a sustainable and balanced position for Range Care and the community it supports.
Jaclyn joined BRCG in 2018 as Company Secretary. Jaclyn has held a number of management positions in the construction industry specialising in corporate governance, risk management, and business development. Jaclyn has recently been elected President of the Sunshine Coast Toastmasters Club, completed her Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration and is currently undertaking an MBA.