About Menarock LIFE Aged Care
Operating since 2006, Menarock LIFE now have over 700 residents and 1,100 team members making us a prominent and trusted provider of residential aged care in Australia.
We are specialists in aged care and strive to be a provider of choice by assisting our elderly to live better by providing quality care, a vibrant lifestyle and delicious food.
VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT
To provide exceptional care and a quality lifestyle for all residents.
Respecting all residents and staff within our homes.
Support and Encouragement
We will partner with residents in care delivery to enhance individual health and wellbeing.
We will demonstrate accountable leadership delivering on our obligations through a culture of integrity, honesty and trust. Showing transparency in our dealings with people whilst taking responsibility.
Excellent Care Delivery
We will strive for best practice and the achievement of the highest standards of service delivery to our residents.
We will work reflectively and progressively to provide opportunities for ongoing development, innovation and enhance service delivery.
Menarock LIFE Senior Management Team
We are proud to be a Victorian based, family lead business that has been operating for over 15 years. Our senior management team are hand picked for their talent, commitment and passion for aged care in Australia. We believe them to be amongst the best in the industry, with resident care, lifestyle and safety at the core of every decision made.
Kyan Ho | Chief Executive Officer
A Certified Practising Accountant, Kyan has over 24 years of commercial, finance and business management experience in various leadership roles. Kyan is passionate about working in service industries delivering positive changes for communities. With over 20 years of aged care experience, Kyan has been involved in all facets of operation from work on the ground to corporate governance. Kyan has also served Clinical Governance and Risk and Audit Committees and is a member of the Menarock Board. Kyan believes effective collaboration, strong engagement and connection with residents, families and staff drives the high standard of services and positive outcomes for all involved with Menarock Life.
Vince Di Stefano | Chief Financial Officer
As a Certified Practising Accountant, Vince has over 25 years of professional experience across public and private organisations in various leadership roles. Vince prides himself about working in community-based organisations which deliver care and positive outcomes to vulnerable people in our community. Vince is a compassionate leader who works to create strong and responsive teams to deliver outstanding results for Menarock.
April Galanto-Casio | General Manager Residential Services
As a Registered Nurse, April has worked at Menarock LIFE Aged Care since 2020. Prior to working with Menarock LIFE, April has held various roles in senior management at the site level and clinical practice and quality improvement at an organization level. April’s career spans many sectors in the health care industry including acute care, specializing in respiratory emergency, research, a lecturer in the academe, and hospital administration leading national and international quality accreditations. All these experiences have prepared her to transition well into the many challenges in Aged Care. Personally, April continues to work within the industry with a heart and passion to effect positive experiences in the lives of the residents and provide strong support to their loved ones.
Anica Papadopolous | General Manager People and Culture
MBA qualified, Anica is a passionate, dynamic and values driven senior HR executive with an impressive career spanning a diverse range of industries across the profit and NFP sectors. Anica’s humanism drives her to make a positive difference to the lives of the vulnerable aged care residents in our communities. She is responsible for overseeing and supporting engaged and highly motivated teams to deliver quality and safe care to our residents within an inclusive, open, safe and high-performance culture. Anica is known for her empathy, compassion, honesty and approachability.
Menarock LIFE Board of Directors
Andrew Seamer | Founding Director
As the founding director of Menarock LIFE Aged Care, Andrew has been involved since October 2007 starting with the first home in Moama, NSW. Prior to then, as a Chartered Accountant, Andrew was a Director at Ernst and Young with a career spanning some 16 years within the profession then gaining knowledge of the aged care sector at Japara Aged Care (now Calvary). Hailing from a large family in rural Victoria, growing up with wise seniors from the extended family made the transition to Aged Care a natural fit. Listening to and sharing individual experiences with our residents makes them truly a member of the Menarock LIFE family, something keenly encouraged by Andrew.
Craig Holland | Founding Director
As a founding director of Menarock LIFE, Craig has been involved since October 2012. Prior to joining, Craig was a senior partner at Deloitte, with a career spanning 16 years. Craig was also on the Board of the Good Guys Retail group prior to its sale to JB Hi Fi in 2016. Craig (with his fellow director Andrew Seamer) have led Menarock LIFE, working closely with the senior leadership team to provide exceptional clinical care and service for our residents. Having worked in many people orientated organisations, Craig also has a real passion for the development of talent within the organisation.
Fiona van den Berg | Director
Fiona is a Director of 3 Menarock Life Homes
– Menarock LIFE Moama, Murrayvale
– Menarock LIFE Templestowe Lower, Emmavale
– Menarock LIFE Beaconsfield Upper, Salisbury House
Fiona joined Menarock LIFE as a Director in July 2022 and brings with her over 30 years of aged care experience. Fiona has previously held a variety of senior and executive clinical, quality and operational management roles. She has completed a Bachelor of Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Gerontic Nursing) Fiona also held the role as a Clinical Consultant during the recent COVID pandemic outbreaks in aged care, working closely with both Commonwealth and State Health Departments and the Aged Care and Quality Commission. Fiona is engaging, insightful and resilient with a natural ability to lead individuals and teams to successful outcomes. Fiona has a passion for aged care and making a positive difference in a resident’s day by supporting and encouraging resident’s individual choices.
JC Yap | Non Executive Director
JC joined the board in August 2022 as a Non Executive Director and as the chair of the organisation’s Clinical Governance Committee. He has over 10 years of clinical nursing experience, having worked across different senior management and executive level positions in the sector. JC is a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Medical- Surgical Nursing, Masters in Clinical Nursing (Gerontology), Diploma in Dementia Care & Cert IV in Training and Assessment. He is also a member of the Governance Institute of Australia. He is committed in delivering evidence- based practice and quality care outcomes for all our consumers.
Fiona van den Berg
Non Executive Director