Mr Raymond F Lewis - Chairman

Ray joined the Board of Management of Wattle Hill Care in February 2013, and became Chairman in October 2013. He has been associated with a number of community based organisations in the Bunbury area for many years. Heavily involved in Rotary, Ray has held the position of President twice, as well as being Past President of the Bunbury Chapter of Australian Jaycees.

Ray is the former Proprietor and CEO of two family businesses, WeatherSafe WA, previously known as Del-Ray Canvas Australia, and A & B Canvas Australia, operating in Bunbury and Perth respectively. Whilst now retired from his family business duties, members of the Lewis family remain at the helm, with two sons now running both established operations.

Ray holds Directorships on several family companies, including Premium Rolla Tarp Pty Ltd, Bluefocus Holdings Pty Ltd, and Del-Ray Investments. Given his involvement and contribution to the industrial and specialty fabric markets, and commercial textile industry in WA, Ray was a board member of the Specialised Textile Association from 1992 to 1995. During this time Ray also held the position of national President of the organisation in 1994.

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Mrs Jennifer Lee - Vice Chairman

Jennifer has been on the Wattle Hill Care Board of Management since August 2011, and in October 2013, she was elected Vice Chairman.

Jennifer’s origins are embedded in the South West, having been born and raised on working farms across the Margaret River region. Jennifer has always offered care and compassion to aged members of her family and the community, and her interests in aged care relate back to the times when there were few accessible aged care facilities in the region, and how difficult this was for many individuals and families throughout the South West, including her own.

Jennifer raised her 3 children in the area as a young widow, and with determination built and ran her own business and property for over 40 years, establishing a highly successful Protea plantation, growing and exporting flowers to over 30 countries. The business and property remain in the family today, with her son now running the operations. Jennifer cites her 3 children, her grandchildren and her farming business as her greatest achievements.

Since retiring to Bunbury in recent years with her partner, Jennifer brings her property and business experience, along with her community spirit and awareness to the Wattle Hill Care board, and enjoys her involvement and contribution to the aged care needs of the South West.

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Ms Lorna Dorsett

Lorna joined the Wattle Hill Care Board of Management in 2009, but her association and interest goes back to the days of its very beginnings.

As a young woman, Lorna observed the foresight of her father, South West businessman Norman Dorsett, together with well-known local Dr William Lawson-Smith, and local Member of Parliament, George Roberts, to instigate in 1963 much needed Aged Care accommodation services within the Bunbury and South West communities. Norman Dorsett became the inaugural Chairman of Wattle Hill Lodge, and held this position for 26 years, until 1989. Lorna has seen first-hand through hard work and dedication to true community spirit, the emergence of a thriving and modern organisation that Wattle Hill Care is today.

Lorna is involved in her well known family business based in Bunbury and the South West region. She is dedicated to her adult children and their families, who are no doubt very proud of the Dorsett name’s long association with Wattle Hill Care.

Lorna is also an active member of the Anglican Church in Bunbury, and enjoys her commitment to community fund raising projects.

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Mr David Dorsett-Lynn

David has been a member of the Wattle Hill Care board since February 2013. He was born and raised in Busselton, is married with 3 grown children, and the family have been residents of Bunbury since 2007.

David’s working life and business background has been in electrical retail sales and management with Retravision. David joined the board of Retravision WA in 2002, through until 2013, during which time he was Deputy Chair for 7 years.

David’s involvement with the South West community is wide ranging, and he has supported and sponsored many community events and causes. David was heavily involved in the Anglican Parish in Busselton, and assisted Father Tom Wilmot in forming both St. Mary’s Community Care, and BUZ (Build Up Zone). BUZ is an anti-bullying curriculum for children formed in 1998, and the program is now extensively used in West Australian Government schools today.

In 2000, David also joined the steering committee to create Georgiana Molloy Anglican School in Busselton, and he served on the school’s Board for 13 years, until 2013.

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Ms Maureen Myers

Maureen has lived in Bunbury for over 40 years, bringing her nursing skills to the South West community from her native New Zealand.

Maureen joined the Board of Management of Wattle Hill Care in 2011, and brings her extensive nursing and community care skills to the organisation.

With a dedicated career in the WA health arena, Maureen up graded her original nursing training gained in New Zealand, to a Bachelor of Nursing from Edith Cowan University. Currently, Maureen is the Clinical Improvement & Project Coordinator at St John of God Hospital Bunbury, where she has worked in a variety of roles for over 28 years.

Maureen’s involvement in the Bunbury Community has been diverse. She was the Chair of Milligan House Child Care Centre, and was the Treasurer of Munchkin Manor Child Care Centre during the set up and establishment of these much loved long day care facilities.

Maureen also enjoys sport, and has participated on several Bunbury sporting committees over the years, including netball and golf.

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Mrs Kay Pover

Kay has been the Resident’s Representative on the Wattle Hill Care Board of Management since 2009. Throughout this time she has gained extensive insight into the issues and challenges faced within the Aged Care industry, and has observed the ever changing landscape of Aged Care requirements both within the Wattle Hill Care senior’s community, and the broader South West.

Kay has been involved in the regional West Australian education system for over 26 years as a Secondary School teacher, as well as attending to many varied duties on School Councils and Uniform Committees as a parent.

Initially Kay taught Home Economics, and later, with the opportunity to work on the important Literacy Programs focussing on Secondary School Children, she became a Reading Resource teacher. Kay also worked as a member of the Student Services Team, looking after the wellbeing of students at risk. Kay’s career in secondary education saw many changes and was both challenging and extremely rewarding.

Kay and her husband have been involved in various business interests in the South West; from a successful Collie restaurant, to partnership in a thriving real estate firm. Kay is also currently the Registrar for the Bunbury-based Women's Interest Group (WIGS), which has been operating in the South West for nearly 20 years.

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Mr Ross M Ranson

Ross has been a member of the Wattle Hill Care Board since February 2012. He has a diverse business background in the sales and managerial side of the petroleum and real estate industries in the South West. Ross’s involvement with the community and wide ranging business experience brings a great deal of knowledge to the board of Wattle Hill Care.

Ross is a long-standing Bunbury resident, and the former Managing Director of one of the South West region’s largest real estate companies. He is now a director of a family project management and land development company, based in Bunbury.

Ross has enjoyed a long association and involvement in a number of Bunbury-based community organisations, ranging from the arts to sport. He is a Life Member and Past President of the City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club, a senator of the Bunbury Chapter of Jaycees International, and a member of the Rotary Club of Bunbury and a Paul Harris Fellow awardee. As well as being a Life Member of the Bunbury Regional Theatre Inc., Ross has also been a member of the Bunbury branch of the Real Estate Institute of WA (REIWA), a state REIWA Board Member, and is a past recipient of the Kevin Sullivan Memorial award for service to the Real Estate industry.

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Mr Frank Zanotti

Frank joined the Board of Management of Wattle Hill Care in February 2014.

He brings to the organisation his extensive knowledge and experience gathered throughout some 42 years’ in the finance industry with Bankwest.

Frank has held many and varied postings throughout his finance career, from departmental and administrative positions, through to Senior Management level, most recently in Bunbury.

Frank has been involved in the local community and various service clubs, including Lions, Apex and Rotary for over 22 years. He has held most Rotary Board positions, including that of President of Rotary Club of Boulder and Bunbury Central.

Frank has been a member of the Board of the Val Lishman Health Research Foundation since November 2012, and with his finance background, has predominantly held the position of Treasurer.

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Mr Rowland Blades

Rowland joined the Board of Management of Wattle Hill Care in October 2014.  His area of expertise revolves around community development and contract management.

Rowland was employed by the WA Government for over 30 years and has worked in various postings around the state ranging from building facilities to advising on funding for the communities.  He was also involved in voluntary groups, particularly in their committees, to help these groups function well and efficiently.

Rowland moved to Bunbury in late 1999 as the Home and Community Care (HACC) Project Officer with the Department of Health, a role he commenced while in Geraldton.  By the time of his retirement in 2013, he was responsible for some large contracts ensuring the delivery of Home and Community Care to the South West.


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