NOW Board

NOW is governed by a volunteer Board with Cathie Keogh as Chair, Arooran Manicks as Treasurer, James Walters as Secretary, Garry Sheffield as Business Development Director and Sam Bathurst and Jan Gartrell.

  Garry Sheffield (NOW Treasurer), Cathie Keogh (NOW Chair) and Justin Weiner (StewartBrown). 

Garry Sheffield (NOW Treasurer), Cathie Keogh (NOW Chair) and Justin Weiner (StewartBrown). 

NOW Senior Management

Jill Deering, CEO

Jill has a professional background in several senior management roles including Human Resources at Sutherland Hospital, as the General Manager at Sydney Cardiology and Sydney Dermatology, in the corporate sector with the Westfield Group and as the CEO for Red Nose Day and Sylvanvale Disability Services.

Once graduating from Sutherland Hospital as a Registered Nurse, Jill travelled to the UK where she gained intensive care experience at Harley Street Clinic. Jill has a postgraduate degree in Health Policy and Management from Wollongong University.

Jill has a strong sense of community and has served on a number of charitable boards and institutions including Hope for the Children, Meals on Wheels, the Community Council at Sutherland Hospital, a Board Member for the South East Sydney Area Health Service, as a local Councillor and Deputy Mayor of the Sutherland Shire and has served on the Board of the Sydney Rotary Club. She is currently a Board Member at Beconnected which is a NFP community service in the Sutherland Shire.

Jill is very aware of the changing landscape in the Aged Care Sector and is keen to work with the Board and staff at Nurses On Wheels to ensure the longevity and success of the organisation.

Whenever Jill gets a minute she likes to spend time with her family and friends both in Sydney and the Southern Highlands, but most of all her two beautiful grandchildren are a major priority.


Martina Willoughby, Nursing Program Manager

Martina has been a Registered Nurse for almost 20 years. She first registered in the Czech Republic, working in theatres for four years. In 2000 she relocated to Australia, where she retrained.

While obtaining her Registered Nursing degree in Australia Martina worked in a rehabilitation ward as an Assistant In Nursing (AIN) and after graduation as a Registered Nurse and Rehabilitation Coordinator.

To accommodate her family needs Martina commenced employment with NOW five years ago, progressing from daily on the road nursing to her current managerial role.

As a Program Manager, Martina supervises NOW’s team of Community Nurses and Day Care program staff to ensure a delivery of client centred care. She is directly involved in grant fund reporting and compliance with objectives outlined by Grant providers. Martina, with the CEO, liaises directly with NOW strategic partners.


Rachael ellender, quality improvement and education Manager

Rachael Ellender grew up and resides in the Sutherland Shire and has worked both locally and overseas.  Rachael is a registered nurse and has worked for over 28 years in the fields of oncology, gerontology and nursing management.  

Prior to joining Nurses On Wheels, Rachael was a Director of Nursing in Aged care and more recently worked as an independent aged Care Consultant who focuses on Clinical Governance in Residential Aged Care facilities.  Rachael has an MBA in Health Care Management.

Rachael's main focus in her role at NOW will be to internally review the processes and systems at Nurses on Wheels to ensure that NOW provides quality care to our clients.  Rachael will also be assisting with education planning and management.


Pamela joined NOW in September 2017 to further develop our community engagement and corporate partnership programs.

Pamela's objective is to bring business knowledge, value and integrity to Nurses On Wheels as a confident and creative manager with experience in a variety of industries. Pamela is an excellent communicator with highly developed interpersonal, sales and marketing skills. Her strengths include:  a strategic and practical approach, attention to detail and a professional style designed to achieve results; as well as proven creativity combined with influential people skills has contributed to fundraising, marketing, communications, business development and event success for a diverse range of companies.

Pamela's previous roles include Business Relationship Manager at HeartKids Limited and Senior Marketing & Fundraising Manager at Sylvanvale.





Suzanne Stephenson, PA to the CEO, Administration and Customer Support

Suzanne worked as a legal secretary for 17 years before working in the family business, renting and converting campervans/motorhomes for the past 12 years. After selling the rental side of the business, Suzanne welcomed the opportunity to join the NOW team. Suzanne enjoys spending time with family (her husband Mark, 4 children, 1 dog and 2 cats!!) and friends, walking the dog and travelling. Suzanne has proven to be an invaluable addition in a very short time.


NOW Staff

Amy Chung supports Tracey in the accounting team.

NOW’s team of dedicated Registered Nurses is made up of:

  •  Anna Bilinski
  • Caroleine Abdul-Hadi
  • Donna Isaacs
  • Jacqui Micallef
  • Jane dos Remedios
  • Josephine Garcia
  • Laura Coetzee (maternity leave)
  • Lorna Molina
  • Lynne Laurie
  • Qi-Yun Chen
  • Rhonda Dundas
  • Richelle Sheehan
  • Shirley Fulham
  • Wendy Chan

NOW’s Day Tripper are managed by:

  • Kerrie Spano, Driver
  • Ashley Armitage, Nurse
  • Caroleine Abdul-Hadi