AS CEO I provide overall management as well as setting the direction for Bridges into the future. I am excited by the opportunity this position affords in providing an excellent service to elderly frail aged people and people with a disability to ensure their ongoing independence whilst providing programs that support their health and wellbeing, reablement and restorative care.
I joined Bridges as the Finance and Administration Coordinator in April 2022. Although my background is in finance, I have a passion for working with and supporting vulnerable people. I have been teaching children for many years and have in recent years moved to supporting the elderly. Bridges – its staff and volunteers – is doing an amazing job in supporting the elderly in our society and I am proud to be part of this team.
Pat: I became a member of the Bridges team via the role of Finance and Administration Coordinator in December 2021, then moved into the role of Community Access Coordination in April 2022. My journey in Aged Care started many years ago as a Care Worker, I then moved through Service Coordination and Case Management to the role of Community Access Coordinator with Bridges. I love being a part of the Bridges team supporting people to find good outcomes and remain independent.
Riana: I first came to Bridges in 2021 to complete placement hours for a Diploma in Community Services and I haven’t left. I work within the Community Access Team where I provide support to new and existing consumers to access the programs and services at Bridges. I enjoy meeting the wonderful volunteers who make up the organisation and working within a great team.
I joined Bridges in February 2020. I have a background in Community Services and am passionate about supporting elderly or disabled members of our community to feel more engaged and safe. It’s been great to meet people and help them with their digital journey through our Computer Club.
I returned to Bridges in 2015 as the Four Paws Coordinator and in 2022 also took on the role as Volunteer Community Coordinator. I love working with volunteers who are just as passionate as I am about delivering great services and outcomes to support our consumers needs.
I started with Bridges in October 2015 as the Transport Coordinator. My role is to coordinate transport for residents who are isolated in their homes and need to attend social activities and health appointments. I work with a great team of volunteers and staff. I am enjoying getting to know all the volunteer drivers and clients and being able to help them out. It makes my job very rewarding.
I’m excited to join the Bridges team (2023). I have an extensive background in customer service and working with people. I have volunteered over the years with the CWA & Zonta International and in many different ways with charities both here & overseas. I spent 2019 & 2020 working in Far NW Qld with the Salvation Army as a Financial Resilience Worker and the last two years helping people pack & unpack their homes when moving house.
I joined Bridges in August 2013.
My role here at Bridges involves lots of planning, running, and coordinating our Community Programs, while also overseeing other Community Programs that our current program tutors conduct.
I plan and implement all current & future outings and all other excursions and incursions that we may do throughout the year.
These social clubs and outings provide much needed social interaction for our elderly people who may be isolated in their homes, providing an avenue for much needed friendships to develop.
I enjoy seeing their smiling faces when spending time with them and seeing them enjoying the friendships that have been made.
I joined Bridges in February 2009 as a Men’s shed/ woodwork coordinator. My involvement running these groups is very satisfying and indeed challenging. I find our many clients, volunteers and staff are a huge inspiration and I am privileged to be working with such a wonderful group of people.
I commenced at Bridges in 2017 accepting the role of Wednesday Woodwork Coordinator. My role involves preparing materials for everyone’s projects then guiding, assisting, supporting and encouraging them until completion.
This Club is about more than “creating something with wood”, it’s about socialising – people “talk” when they are “doing”. We are all unique, from different backgrounds, cultures, interests, ages and abilities and through meeting regularly a connection forms and grows.
I joined Bridges as a volunteer in April 2019 and then officially joined the team as staff later that year. I support the work of the CEO and office administration. I love working for Bridges and feeling like an integral part of the team that does such good work in the local community.
My role in Marketing and Communications is to market and promote Bridges through various channels, including the website, our Facebook page, printed materials, both internal and external, including the “Bridges Times” quarterly Newsletter. I enjoy sharing what we do at Bridges and feel privileged to work with such a great team of staff and volunteers.
I am passionate about community and feeling connected. The team at Bridges is very inclusive and supportive and always willing to provide assistance. I feel energized coming to work knowing the service Bridges provides is so valued by the amazing volunteers and the consumer.
Kerri Jones has recently (September 2023) joined us as our Friday Receptionist. Her most recent experience was as an Administration Assistant in a Residential Aged Care Facility.