Our Executive Staff
Executive Officer - Ms Helen Perriman
Helen commenced as Executive Officer at Mercy Community Services NQ in March 2016. Helen has a wealth of experience in management in not-for-profit organisations and her career has included twenty-six years with the Sisters of Mercy in Townsville, managing the finances of the Congregation and its ministries. Helen was then employed as Business Manager at Ryan Catholic College in Townsville, the largest P-12 school in Queensland. BBus (Accting), CPA, MBA, GAICD, JP Qualified.
Director of Nursing - Loreto - Mrs Michelle Yanner
Michelle has been privileged to enjoy working with both the newest and the most senior members of our community. She has worked across fields of clinical nursing and public health including midwifery, general practice and was the Clinical Nurse Consultant at Loreto before stepping into the role of Director of Care. Michelle is incredibly passionate about aged care and has special interests in vaccination, understanding dementia and empowering all members of staff to ensure that every resident receives the highest standard of care. Michelle believes that older people are undervalued in our society and her desire to contribute to changing these attitudes is a key motivation for taking on the role of Director of Nursing.
Manager - Villa McAuley - Ms Fina Jose
Ms Fina, our new Villa Manager commenced in November 2020. A young and energetic person, who loves to serve those in need. Fina comes with a mission to provide people centred care with quality, love, respect, and compassion. Highlights of her work includes but not limited to General villa management, infrastructure maintenance, welcoming new residents, organizing social activities etc. Fina has previously worked at the Mater Hospital Townsville and her background is in the field of Information Technology and Systems support and project management. Although her background is in IT and she holds a degree in computer science engineering, Fina has always been interested in the pastoral care ministry, as her core values resonates with the Sisters of Mercy’s Mission and values. Fina has completed her clinical pastoral Education (CPE) from Queensland Institute of Clinical Pastoral Education (QICPE), and she also is a recipient of the Mercy Award from Mater Hospital for the year 2017.
Safe at Home Co-ordinator - Mrs Wendy Blezard
Ms Blezard has had fifteen years experience working in the medical industry and was appointed to the Safe at Home Program as Co-ordinator in August 2011. Her current role encompasses being in the community assisting residents with 24 hour monitored Personal Medi-Alert Alarms which allow clients to be able to stay safely in their own homes longer. Ms Blezard’s position as the Safe At Home Program Co-ordinator with Mercy Community Services North Queensland is very worthwhile and rewarding. It allows her to be able to be of great help to others in the community who may require a little assistance.