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Our Executive



Chief Executive

Fiona is a registered nurse with over 25 years’ experience in the health and aged care sectors.  Fiona commenced her career exploring Western Australia as a rural health nurse before returning to Tasmania permanently in 2004.  Fiona has built her career on building knowledge and strength in leadership through her varied roles in health in the not-for-profit sector, in acute and aged care.  Roles have included business development, Director of Care, Director of Operations, Regional Management and more recently, CEO.

Aged care is a passion of Fiona’s and she was integral in the development of the hospice@HOME program in Tasmania, supporting people to die at home which took her internationally to present on the program and its outcomes and success. 


Fiona was a recipient of an Aged Care Leaders award in 2015 which enabled her to travel to Switzerland in 2018 on a SAGE tour exploring the aged care systems, facilities, and models. Fiona is on the Tasmanian Council for Aged and Community Service of Australia, one of the largest aged care peak bodies in Australia, and a member of the Australian College of Nursing.



Chief Financial Officer

Bachelor of Business (University of Tasmania)

Associate Member - Chartered Accountants

Georgie comes to May Shaw with over five years of accounting experience working across two accounting firms. She has worked with a broad range of clients to overcome cashflow issues, restructuring and business support. She is currently completing her Chartered Accountants Program which complements her Bachelor of Business completed in 2019.

Georgie is passionate about driving efficiencies and maximising the potential of both the business and resources. She is a friendly and approachable person. 

Georgie is on the board of not-for-profit organisation, Karinya Young Women's Shelter based in Launceston.


When not at work, Georgie enjoys being on her partners farm at Winnaleah, or camping in Tasmania or around Australia.



Director of Quality and Risk

Ruth has spent the best part of a decade working for the City of Hobart.  The last half of which was spent  overseeing the City’s depots, fleet management system and administration teams for the outdoor workforce.  This also encompassed the coordination and safety of the  out of hours roster, and more recently the City’s Incident Management Team for COVID-19 response alongside the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator.  Ruth has been trained as a Health and Safety Representative, Chief Fire Warden, and in Advanced SafetyCircle® principals.  She hold a general construction induction card (White Card) and has completed a Diploma of Management and Leadership.


Ruth has a varying background in government, not for profit and private industry sectors, and is excited to be able to transfer her knowledge and skills to May Shaw.


In her spare time, Ruth likes to keep busy by tinkering around the house, walking the dog, spending time with friends and family, and playing a bad game of golf!



Director of Aged and Community Care

Katelyn started her career in the Aged Care Sector as an Extended Care Assistant with May Shaw in 2013. Katelyn received recognition for her contribution to dementia care management with a dementia dynamics personal carer fellowship, where she was invited to attend the 30th international conference of Alzheimer’s disease, hosted in Western Australia. Katelyn then went on to further her career within the banking sector, before recently returning to May Shaw Health Centre.


Katelyn has lived in Swansea for 28 years and has been a Volunteer Ambulance officer for Ambulance Tasmania for 9 years as well as been involved and sat on many community committees. This led Katelyn to be awarded the Glamorgan Spring Bay Young Citizen of the Year Award in 2017.


Katelyn is passionate about the Aged Care Sector and is excited to be able to Contribute to May Shaw Health Centre's future successes.

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Director of Facilities Scottsdale

Mandy has had a very diverse nursing working experience mainly working in rural and remote locations across Australia.  Having nursing experience in all aspects of the life span; neonate, midwifery, mental health, correctional and geriatric nursing has given Mandy a diverse range of problem-solving skills. Mandy has worked in many small and large teams in delivering out comes in varied projects. Ranging from working with Commonwealth work forces responding to medical emergencies on and off Australia shores, to working with limited resources in small country towns during a COVID out break.  Mandy’s ‘how can we make it happen’ and ‘who can we bring on board attitude’ ensures a strong team to accomplish set goals.  Mandy has been involved in several successful small business franchises, community groups, Board of Directors while juggling her nursing career.


Mandy comes to May Shaw initially as agency aged care manager traveling Australia with her family during the last couple of years and has chosen to stay in Scottsdale and continue to learn and inspire people to achieve great things.


Leading and supporting teams in positive change is Mandy’s speciality. 



Director of Facilities Swansea

Usha started her career as an ECA before transitioning to a Registered Nurse. Her proactive nature, willingness to learn and yes attitude led her to Clinical Care Manager role early in her career.

Usha has been working as a Clinical Care Manager for the past four years. During this time, she has enjoyed her role as a care manager and has been involved in roving jobs, assisting TFI (Time for Improvement) homes and sanction homes to improve delivery and quality of care within aged care standards through robust action plan, coaching and intensive review. Usha is passionate about coaching staffs to support them to provide quality of care to residents.  

Usha’s experience in aged care and her participation in numerous accreditations have given her a deep understanding of the importance of providing care and ensuring that all aspects of care are clearly documented to reflect the care. Her work in dementia-specific units has enabled her to gain an understanding of challenging behaviours and how to address them. Usha’s commitment to learning and professional development is evident by completing 5-day face-to-face Person First program, which has allowed her to utilize her knowledge in practice.

In her spare time, you will find her in beach, binging series or movies, having conversation with family and friends, listening podcasts and strolling around the shops.  



Executive Assistant

Michelle has worked in the aged care industry providing Executive Support for over 20 years. Her skills include supporting Board and Leadership teams, creating publications including annual reports, ICT support, Independent Living Unit management, project management and mentoring others.


Michelle enjoys the challenges and camaraderie of aged care, and particularly enjoys getting to know our residents.

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