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Board of Directors


Diana Taylor - Chair

Born and raised in Geelong, educated at Deakin University, Diana has blue and white running through her veins. She is a lawyer and business consultant who is company director and part owner of the Geelong-based CT Management Group. Diana became the first woman appointed president of the WRFL and the first woman to join the VFL tribunal. She was then chosen to become a director of the Geelong Football Club, a position she still holds today. Diana has been chair of the Anam Cara Geelong Foundation since its inception in 2013.


Robert Threlfall - Deputy Chair

Rob is a highly skilled executive with over 20 years senior experience in finance management, business strategy & planning, HR, governance and infrastructure funding and delivery. Rob is a CPA and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Rob recently left the Geelong Cats after 15 years and now runs his own consulting business - AQtive Business Consulting.

Colin Edmondstone - Finance Director

Colin is Finance Director of Sapphire Holdings Group Pty Ltd & Sapphire Care Pty Ltd. Colin has a Graduate Diploma of Business Studies (Accounting) & a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accounts & Chartered member of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Jennifer Cromarty - Director

Jennifer is the director of strategic communication consultancy tandemVox. She has worked in public relations since 1994 and has expertise in communication planning, project management, government relations, reputation management, policy development and digital strategy.

Jennifer graduated with distinction from RMIT with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and was made a Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia in 2013. She sits on the boards of Barwon Health and the Barwon Sports Academy and is also a member of the Pivot Summit Inc Committee, IPAA Vic Geelong Advisory Committee and President of Creative Geelong Inc.




Dr Frank Scheelings - Director

Dr Frank Scheelings is a Geelong based medical practitioner in private practice. He is a member of the Medicare Local GP Alliance- Palliative Care BSW.

Aaron Shrimpton - Director

Bronwen Charleson BA LLB - Quality and Compliance

Bronwen has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Queensland. She is currently employed at Coulter Roache as a Senior Lawyer working in the Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Department.


Executive Team

Kerry Dmytrenko- General Manager - House Operations

Kerry has been Health Operations Manager at Anam Cara since November 2016.
Kerry has been a Nurse for over 3 decades, a vast majority of these years have been spent caring for people with a life limiting illness.
Kerry trained at Geelong Hospital and has a number of Post Graduate Degrees including a Masters of Nursing - Palliative Care and Masters in Health Management. Kerry is also an endorsed Nurse Practitioner.