We recently welcomed a very important Executive Director to our team, and asked her a few fun questions to get to know her better.
Rebecca is responsible for managing quality, risk and compliance across Mayflower, ensuring we deliver the best quality of care.
A registered nurse, with experience in hospital environments and extensive senior experience in aged care, Rebecca is passionate about promoting quality care and services to meet residents’ needs in the best way possible.
Rebecca’s experience includes working in geriatric and neurological units, as an assessor at the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission and as an aged care complaints investigation officer at the Department of Health and Ageing.
Most recently, Rebecca has worked for Allity and Lifeview Residential Aged Care as Clinical Governance Consultant and Executive Manager.
We are delighted to have Rebecca aboard! Here is what we asked her.
Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?
A: My two nieces (aged 10 and 13) inspire me to be the best person I can be. My youngest niece made me a birthday card a few years ago, which included a description of how she saw me. I try and live up to those expectations each day.
Q: How did your niece describe you?
A: The values she saw in me were smart, funny, creative, kind, a leader, cheerful, intelligent, has ideas, cooperates with others and fun!
Q: What do you love to do in your spare time?
A: I love to travel and have been fortunate to visit amazing places like Iceland, Turkey, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Japan. On the weekend, I love catching up with family and friends, walking my beloved dog – ‘Wilma the Wonder Dog’- and reading and dining at new restaurants.
Q: You have been with us for nearly two months now. How are you finding it?
A: I am really enjoying being part of an organisation that continues to grow and develop. More importantly, I am looking forward to having a positive impact on the lives of the residents. Everyone has been so nice and welcoming here!
Q: Are there any movies or books you would recommend?
A: This is a very challenging question for me. I run a community book club and there are so many great books! Here are five that are worth a read.
- Nine Days – Toni Jordan
- A thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
- Elanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
- The Happiest Man on Earth – Eddie Jaku
- A Man Called Ove – Frederik Backman
And, the recent movie adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing was almost as good as the book!