The Board and management actively:
The Board and management actively:
Alexis is a retired Senior Nurse Manager and has a degree in Health Administration.
Alexis' extensive history in the health profession began in Young District Hospital and included palliative care, emergency nursing, operation theatre.
In 1980 Alexis also began a long working partnership with Cardiologist Dr John England, establishing his stress testing clinic and facilitating the clinical trials Dr England undertook with the National Heart Foundation.
Alexis is a trustee of the Blue Mountains Health Trust and Alexis' passions are her family and ensuring optimum health care for the Blue Mountains community.
Christine killinger has recently retired from the Hospitality/ Tourism industry.
Prior to her move into this industry, Christine enjoyed a long career in Nursing. Following her general and Midwifery training in Australia, she completed a Post Graduate Supplementary Nursing and Observation Diploma at Saint Luke's Hospital, New York. In the intervening years Christine worked in nursing administration before moving to the Private Health Care Branch of the NSW Department of Health. Christine is a committee member of the Katoomba Chamber of Commerce, Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise Rotary Club and Board member and Volunteer Coordinator of Blue Mountains Cancer Help.
Christine was awarded Blue Mountains Woman of the year 2013 and has been awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2020 for her volunteer work with Community.
Now retired from business, Bryan joined the board in 2013. He has been a resident of the upper mountains since 1972 and was employed by the Dept of Defence for 30 years, after which he joined a long established, highly regarded local Real Estate Agency for a further 17 years as Sales Manager.
Bryan gained the NSW Government Community Services Award for opening his well known Leura garden for charity and has done so each Spring for some 35 years.
Now in retirement Bryan he has the time, enthusiasm and skills to support the residents and manager of the Blue Mountains Retirement Village.
Richard has been a resident of the Blue Mountains since 1971. He began his career in banking in 1977 at Westpac in Leura and has enjoyed a long career in finance and insurance. Richard holds a Diploma of Financial Markets from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Central Blue Mountains, former President of Blue Mountains Toastmasters and is President of the Riverland Ramblers Mens Barbershop Chorus.
Recently retired, Jane worked for many years in the restaurant business before spending over 25 years in the Australian adult education environment. She has a broad background in hospitality and extensive management and leadership experience e in both the vocational and Higher Education sectors of Australian tertiary education. Along the way, she gained qualifications including a Diploma in Hotel Management, a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Business Administration.
After much travel earlier in life, Jane and her family have been Blue Mountains residents for over 17 years and consider it home. Jane feels strongly that the provision of affordable, safe, and welcoming accommodation for older people that encourages independence as well as important social contact is of great brenefit to the individual as well as the broader community.
As a former TAFE NSW Hospitality Head Teacher, John has had a long history as an educator and trainer of young people and is a passionate advocate for those less fortunate. Although now retired, John is a current serving board member of numerous charitable organisations including Greytanes Disability Services, Blue Mountains Food Services (BMFS) and Rotary. He is very active with initiatives at BMFS’s Ben Roberts Café where he has assisted with training programs to assist young disabled people gain work skills. John was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2016 for his volunteer work with Community. He also a Paul Harris Fellow (Rotary International) and was awarded a Commonwealth of Australia Polar Medal for his work with as an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditioner.
William (Bill) Winn
Bill is a retired businessman, having spend many years as a Director in several companies. These include Bus Services, Coach Tours, Travel Agencies, Printing and a large motel complex in the Snowy Mountains.
Bill as recently published his memoir of his early life in the UK and his experiences as a Ten Pound "Pom" migrant in Australia.
Having lived in the Blue Mountains for over thirty years, Bill is now proud to serve on the Board of the Blue Mountains Retirement Village.
Bill's interest include music, composing songs, reading (mainly history) and the occasional bush walk.
Tom Is a charter member and past president of the Rotary club of Upper Blue Mountains Sunrise.
Tom has been involved within the funeral industry for the past 25 years and is currently Proprietor of T.R.Brownjohn Memorial Home & Lithgow City Funerals, and has been actively involved with many Blue Mountains community groups.