Executive Team

Meet Our Executive Team

Viv Padman OAM

Executive Director

Viv & Florence founded Premier Health Care in 1984. Viv is actively involved in the Aged Care Industry having sat on both the State and Federal Aged Care Association Boards, as well as the HESTA board for 14 years. In 2010, Viv won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Category of Services in South Australia. In 2019, Viv was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for service to aged welfare.

Florence Padman

Executive Director of Nursing

Florence is a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors of Education and a strong passion for skills development and excellent care delivery. She has led the Group’s team of clinical and care professionals to ensure the highest levels of care and service are continually delivered to provide best outcomes for Residents. Florence has presented at Aged Care Conferences and is in high demand as a contributor to industry panels and discussion groups.

Jenny Boroughs

Operations Manager

Jenny is a Chartered Accountant with significant Audit & Assurance experience in the private sector. Jenny commenced working with the Group in 2012, and has a particular interest in the Aged Care Industry. She is responsible for managing the finance and administrative functions within the Group and assists with internal audits and communication between key stakeholders. Jenny has sat on a number of not-for-profit Boards and Committees.

Reena Costello

Legal Counsel

Reena is a legal practitioner with a Master of Laws from Columbia University in the City of New York. Reena has practiced law in South Australia and New York, with a focus on commercial litigation, and returned to Adelaide to join the group as its in-house legal counsel in 2017. Reena oversees compliance with regulatory and quality changes affecting the facilities, and assists with the Group’s developments.

Linda Trevaskis

Quality Services Manager

Linda recently re-joined Premier Health Care as its Quality Services Manager. Linda oversees the provision of quality care and service across the Group’s facilities, ensuring best practice and compliance with the Quality Agency’s Accreditation Standards. Linda was previously CEO of an aged care organisation providing culturally specific residential and home-care services for 12 years.

Justin Green

Finance Manager

Justin is a Chartered Accountant with experience in both private and publicly listed companies in Adelaide and Sydney. He has experience in mining services and Audit & Assurance but has spent much of his career in FMCG and retail environments, developing budgets and tracking performance of some of Australia’s most well-known retailers. Justin joined the Group in June 2018 to support the accounting function and use his experience in analytics to help monitor performance and achieve better outcomes for our clients.

Jane Gartner

Residential Services Manager, The Lexington on Parade

Jane Gartner is the Residential Services Manager at The Lexington, our Residential Aged Care Facility at Beulah Park, South Australia. Jane has a wealth of experience in the aged care sector, having been a member of Whelan Care’s Senior Management team for 17 years. Jane has an Advanced Diploma in Health Management Services and was a Chair of an Industry Association’s Care Management Executive Committee for five years (LASA).

Rozina Hegarty

Clinical Care Manager, The Waterford @ Hervey Bay

Rozina Hegarty joined Premier Health Care in 2018 as the Clinical Care Manager at The Waterford @ Hervey Bay. Prior to joining the Group, Rozina was a Clinical Nurse Coordinator for a number of years and also worked in Fiji as a Registered Nurse and Obstetric Nurse. Rozina is passionate about optimising clinical outcomes for clients and has experience in both palliative and dementia care and is a specialist in Wound Management.

Sandy Kesting

Site Manager, The Waterford @ Hervey Bay

Sandy Kesting is the Site Manager at The Waterford @ Hervey Bay, a 145-bed luxury Aged Care Facility in Urraween, Hervey Bay. Sandy has a Certificate IV and Diploma in Business Management. She has a passion for Aged Care and has worked closely with Viv and Florence for over 16 years, having managed their former site at Encounter Bay in South Australia and now The Waterford. Sandy has a strong focus on enhancing our client’s lifestyle and community connections.