Our Team

The team at Jindalee

Experience, Knowledge and Understanding

Jindalee has a total of 230 staff members, including: nursing, hospitality, lifestyles, administration and general services. Nursing staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our dedicated staff are compassionate and committed to providing quality care to each and every resident. Our senior management team have 80+ years of combined aged care experience and local community knowledge.

We have one of the most experienced nursing teams in Canberra and have built our reputation as the City’s premier aged care provider.


Facility Manager - Kate Chew

Kate ChewFacility Manager

Kate has been in Aged Care 25 years in roles which included the administration and management of a large aged care home and retirement village on the Mid North Coast.

With a keen interest in accreditation standards, Kate completed the ACSAA Assessors course, and took on the incorporated roles of: OH&S and CQI Coordinator, Learning and Development Officer, Project Manager for iCare Clinical Software, Management role of Operations and Self Care Manager of a retirement village.

Kate's favourite achievements were the creation of a fully volunteer-run Village Op Shop to raise funds for village residents and, facilitating the social events and activities for residents.

Prior to coming to Jindalee, in 2018, Kate managed Weeroona Aged Care Residence-Cowra NSW, one of the Johnson owned Facility’s, servicing the community in the Lachlan Valle. Before that, a large aged care and retirement village with 400 residents on the Mid North Coast.

In 2016, Kate and Husband Rob, decided to leave Port Macquarie, buy a caravan and travel throughout Australia. This was goodbye to Port Macquarie and hello Cowra (Rob's hometown he left 40 years ago). Now Kate has made Jindalee her new 'work home' and the people of Jindalee are an extended family.

Kate says "I want to enrich people's lives, give them a sense of purpose throughout their elderly years. I also want to help the staff do the best they can to achieve this goal. It's my passion."


Clinical Care Manager - Pam Bondfield

Pam BondfieldClinical Care Manager

Pam has worked as a Registered Nurse for most of her working life. She trained at the Royal Canberra Hospital and has also worked at the St Vincent’s Hospital in the Medical, Neurology and Ophthalmology departments.

Pam has been a Jindalee staff member for 17 years.

Pam is the proud mother of 2 daughters and enjoys reading, doing puzzles and watching movies in her spare time.


Admissions Manager - Leea Thurston

Leea ThurstonAdmissions Manager

Leea has been nursing for more than 20 years, and more than 15 years of that time has been worked at Jindalee.

A strong aged care advocate, Leea enjoys the responsibility of working with Canberra’s elderly community.

Leea also has a lovely daughter and enjoys propagating and growing plants in her spare time.

“Coffee is the secret to starting your day,” is Leea’s morning mantra.


ACFI Coordinator - Cathy Ross

Cathi RossACFI Coordinator

Cathi previously worked as a qualified florist before joining Jindalee 18 years ago as an Assistant in Nursing. She is currently the ACFI Coordinator. Cathi is passionate about working at Jindalee by contributing to deliver a high standard of care to all residents.

In her spare time Cathi enjoys watching sports including AFL, rugby league, hockey and soccer. She also enjoys gardening, redecorating and loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Cathi is married with 2 children who are now adults and has 2 step children who have also grown up. She is looking forward to having some grandchildren in the future.


Roster Manager - Tanya Reid

Tania ReidRoster Manager

Tania attended school and grew up in a country town called Crookwell, where she worked as a retail manager for 8 years before moving to Canberra. She commenced working at Jindalee in 2003, her current position is a Ward Clerk.

Tania loves the outdoors and spends a lot of time on her family farm. She enjoys spending time with friends, family, her 2 sons and travelling whether it is in Australia or overseas. In her spare time Tania also enjoys watching a variety of sports especially football and cricket.


Receptionist - Tracey Cowie

Tracey CowieReceptionist