Anam Cara Geelong is a community service committed to providing care for people affected by life limiting illness. Anam Cara Geelong offers support to people of all ages and denominations who are seeking hospice care within the Geelong and district communities, by providing access to day respite, short term respite accommodation and end of life palliative care.

Retirement of Chief Executive Officer – Helen Hunter

Retirement of Chief Executive Officer – Helen Hunter

After almost 6 years as Chief Executive Officer with Anam Cara House Geelong, Helen Hunter has made the decision to retire. Helen has served the House, along with Anam Cara’s ownership and operation of the Chesterfield supported residential service, with dedication and distinction over this period.

The announcement of Helen’s retirement comes at a time when the organisation has experienced significant transformation. Helen has led the organisation to financial sustainability. During her tenure the Federal Government has awarded Anam Cara with a $5m grant for a new facility, the House has achieved full accreditation and has begun work on the Victorian Palliative Care Capability Framework. There have been two successful Annual Giving Campaigns, the House has enhanced and grown its Volunteer Program and has made its first applications for State Government recurrent funding. We thank Helen for all that she has contributed and achieved for the House over her time as Chief Executive Officer.

On behalf of the Board, Staff and Volunteers of Anam Cara, we thank Helen for her significant contribution to Anam Cara House Geelong and wish Helen all the best as she plans to spend more time with her children and grand-children overseas. There will be an opportunity to celebrate Helen’s contribution to the House and details will be announced as soon as possible.

In the interim period, Kerry Dmytrenko has been appointed General Manager of Anam Cara’s House Operations, and Board and Staff Members will continue to manage the business of Anam Cara House Geelong.”

Ms Diana Taylor
Board Chair
Anam Cara House Geelong