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Our Board Members.

Andrew Allsop


Andrew is currently Support Manager of Psychosocial and Spiritual Services for Silver Chain’s Community Specialist Palliative Care Service. He has 25 years experience as a social worker in community care and palliative care in Perth. He has established and managed services across all aged care and community care services sectors. Andrew joined the Board of Management in 2015.

Violet Bacon


Violet Bacon is an Honorary Research Fellow, University of Western Australia and a Retired Assistant Professor, Social Work and Social Policy, University of Western Australia

Violet has been involved in a number of Aboriginal projects and represented the alcohol and other drug field on a variety of boards including the Alcohol and Drug Council of Australia. Ms Bacon is also a Life Member of the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Service Inc. and worked for a short time with the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) at Curtin University of Technology.
Other works includes research, articles and writing a chapter for a social work book, entitled: Our Voices, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Work. This was published in 2013. Ms Bacon joined the Board of Management in 2016 and will assist the organisation as a key Board representative and advocate of its metropolitan wide Aboriginal services.

Louise Verden


Louise has a diverse skill set and expertise across property development, small business, aged care and policy development. With qualifications in Nursing, Real Estate, an Arts Degree and fluent in three international languages, Louise joined the Board of Management in 2015 and has a strong desire to assist People Who Care remain sustainable in the future of aged care reform through social and private enterprise.

George Yotopoulos


George is semi-retired and brings a wealth of small business experience to the Board. George is a community minded activist with a love of creating a caring community. He has a passion for food and is a leading dairy judge at the Royal Show each year. George joined the Board of Management in 2010 and is now serving his second term.

John Ireland


John is a retired Accountant. Prior to his retirement in 2003 John was managing director of  Service Finance Corporation Ltd. a boutique finance company based in Perth. Since retirement John has been a Board Member and Company Secretary of several not for profit organisations including GP Downsouth; Peel Community Legal Service; Rural Health West and Westaus Crisis and Welfare Centre.

John is also a passionate abstract artist.

Kendra Hagan


Kendra began her career as a Social Worker after graduating with a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Western Australia in 1996. As a Social Worker, she worked in the areas of Home and Community Care, hospitals and the defence force.  During that time, she returned to University to study Law and conducted research on discrimination law and was published in the Australian Journal of Gender and Law.  She subsequently graduated from Murdoch University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours and was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia.  Kendra worked as an Associate to Hon Justice Simmonds and Hon Justice Beech and then in 2012 went to work as an Industrial Officer for the Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of WA Incorporated.  Kendra continues to be involved with Murdoch Law School as an academic teacher.  She also serves on the Law Society of Western Australia’s Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Committee, Administrative, Constitutional and Migration Law Committee and Employee Relations Committee Member.

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