The Board of Directors and senior management team at Adventist Senior Living work together to develop strategic plans that flow into the Business Plan for the organisation.
Board of Directors
Cristian is the President of the North NSW Conference of Seventh-day Adventists where he is also Chairperson for the Schools and Church Company Boards. He has been working with the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the last 18 years as church pastor (VIC, NNSW), departmental director (Australian Union Conference) and administrator (SNSW).
Cristian holds a BA (Theology) from Avondale University and MBA (Change Management) from University of NSW. He commenced his role as Director of Seventh-day Adventist Aged Care (NNSW) Ltd in September 2023.
Abel is the General Secretary of the North NSW Conference and director of the Schools and Church company Boards. Abel worked in pastoral ministry for 7 years prior to his appointment. He holds a Batchelor of Ministry and Theology (Honours) and has been a Director of Seventh-day Adventist Aged Care (NNSW) Ltd since October 2019.
Russell has held senior roles in finance and information technology within the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia and overseas over the past 36 years. Russell is a fellow of CPA Australia, holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Russell’s current role is Chief Financial Officer for the North NSW Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Russell has been a Director of Seventh-day Adventist Aged Care (NNSW) Ltd since November 2005.
Chief Executive Officer
David has been Chief Executive Officer for ASL (NNSW) Ltd since January 2007. David has held a number of senior roles within NSW Health prior to moving into Aged Care. David has a Master’s of Business Administration, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate of their Company Director program. David has been a Director of Seventh-day Adventist Aged Care (NNSW) Ltd since January 2007.
Alan has had over 35 years’ experience within the acute health, private hospital, day surgery and aged care sectors. A Senior Healthcare Consultant since 2001, he has expertise with quality management, facility management, process improvement, change management and project management. He has supported facility owners and senior management on improving systems, practices and outcomes within the health care sector. Alan is a Registered Nurse and also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.
A project manager since 2009, Alan has been working closely with the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH) executive, stakeholders, engineers, consultants, project managers and architects to refine the SAH Master and Detail Planning and more importantly help to transition the planning efforts into an active building program. Alan has been a Director of Seventh-day Adventist Aged Care (NNSW) Ltd since March 2011.
Warrick holds a PhD from Avondale University College, and also holds a Master of Arts (Leadership and Management), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance, and has completed the AICD Company Directors Course. His initial study was a Bachelor of Business with a Major in Accounting. His professional affiliations include being a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders ANZ, and a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
Warrick currently holds a position at Avondale University College as a Lecturer in the Avondale Business School and is the Coordinator of Postgraduate Leadership programs. Prior to being an academic, Warrick held positions as Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, Human Resources Manager and was a Director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in WA and Aged Care (WA) Ltd. Previous to this Warrick was the NZ Pacific Union Secretary Treasurer for the SDA Church which included CFO, Company Secretary and Human Resource Manager. This role also included being a member of the Board of SDA Aged Care in NNZ, and overseeing the financial and governance operations of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in New Caledonia, Cook Islands and French Polynesia. Warrick has been a Director of Seventh-day Adventist Aged Care (NNSW) Ltd since June 2016.
Eric is a retired Registered Nurse who has extensive Nurse Manager experience in multiple roles over more than 30 years with his most recent role from 1998 – 2018 as Nurse Unit Manager for Perioperative Services for Mid North Coast Local Health District. Eric has experience in managing multi-million-dollar budgets to ensure surgical and human resource targets and work health and safety requirements are met, along with incident management and performance review of staff. Eric also ensured budgets for goods, services, repairs and maintenance were also met.
In his roles as Nurse Unit Manager, he was also responsible for incident management and performance management of staff. Eric was also involved in the planning development of the new Bunbury Health Campus in 1996-1998 and a new Greenfield Hospital for Coffs Harbour in 2001-2003 and more recently involved in planning and development of a $93m redevelopment/extension of acute services at Coffs Hospital commissioned in 2021. Eric has been a Director of Adventist Senior Living since June 2021.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Nursing and along with a number of post graduate certificates also holds a Masters of Health Service Management. Andrew is a capable, experienced and knowledgeable leader in healthcare, with over 20 years of clinical education and management experience in health care services. From a previous role as Facility Manager at Autumn Lodge, Macksville, Andrew has a sound understanding of the aged care sector and relevant legislation required to support and promote a safe and equitable working environment including (but not limited to) application of accreditation compliance, the Aged Care Act, WHS and EEO principles.
Andrew is currently employed as a Community and Allied Health Manager for Mid North Coast Local Health District overseeing three Community Health Facilities. Andrew has received a number of Awards, the most recent being a Nightingale Challenge Recipient – one of two NSW nurses awarded a 3-month secondment with the NSW NMC, Sydney, for emerging nurse leaders in 2021.His professional affiliations include being a Member of the Aged Care Professional Group, Mid North Coast NSW and is a past member of Nursing Courses External Advisory Committee Charles Sturt University and past Chairperson of the Dementia Action Group, Mid North Coast NSW. Andrew has been a Director of Adventist Senior Living since June 2021.
Christina Hawkins is currently the Development Associate for the Institute for Discipleship based at Avondale University. Christina has over 25 years of experience in working for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in various leadership capacities. Roles include Product Manager – Weet-Bix at Sanitarium Health Food Company, Marketing Manager Breakfast Cereals, Sanitarium. Marketing Manager at Avondale University, Lifestyle Medicine Services Manager for Sanitarium, and Stewardship Director for the South Pacific Division. Governance roles include 5 years on ADRA Australia Board, 5 years on ADRA International Board, 10 years on Adventist Media Board.
Christina’s most recent role was Mission Integration Director at Adventist Healthcare Ltd (Sydney Adventist Hospital) where Christina sat on the hospital executive and participated in the leadership group of 12 directors. Christina was responsible for Patient Services (hospital estimates, admissions, and patient gap collection), Spiritual Care Services (Chaplains team), Volunteer Services and Cancer Support Services (support groups and non-clinical services). As part of the director role, Christina participated in Nursing Unit Manager forums, Clinical Governance committees, Leadership Group, and the Consumer Advisory Council for the hospital. Christina was responsible for large teams that included 70+ clerical staff, 330 + volunteers, 5 support staff and 15 Spiritual Care professionals. Management included recruitment, RiskMan administration (reporting adverse incidents in the workplace), return to work plan management,
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