TPTC (BTC), B.Ed. (BSCV), Grad Dip Ed. Admin. (HSCV), B.Theol. (MCD), M.Phil. and PhD. (ACU).
Fr Michael has shown a lifetime commitment to community and education. He is an experienced educator, author of a number of books, historian and well versed in ethnic issues and the principles of multiculturalism.
Fr Michael is a Justice of the Peace, Member of Australian Institute of Management and Australian College of Educators.
His dedication has been acknowledged internationally and includes many honours, including the Order of Australia and the Order of Friendship from the Government of the Russian Federation, and the UN Volunteer Service Medal.
Fr. Michael is also the Vicar General of the Russian Orthodox Church in Australia.As Chairman, Father Michael provides a balance of prudential management and responsible leadershipwith the essence of charity and giving inspired by St. John of Kronstadt, Patron Saint of RusCare Ltd.
Dip. Production Engineering (RMIT)
Aleks brings more than twenty years’ experience in the professional management of aged care facilitiesincluding the role of past CEO St John of Kronstadt Russian Welfare Society, and as owner manager of Siesta High Care Facility, Windsor RACF Low Care Facility.
With considerable experience in the development of capital works and business growth his business management and aged care specific experience and culturally specific aged care is a great.
On completion of my secretarial, business and office management studies at Stott’s Business College I was employed as a secretary by a charted accountant.
I then went on to work at the Department of Supply (Ammunition Factory) as a public servant in the payroll and stores departments.
Returning to work, after raising a family, I was employed by the Education Department as a secretary/office manager at a primary school for the next sixteen years.
I have a long and extensive experience in Aged Care. In 1995 my husband and I purchased Elizabeth House Private Nursing Home and managed it until we sold it in 2002.
In 1997 we also purchased Siesta PNH and managed it until we sold it in 2007. In 2001 we also purchased Windsor RACF and managed it for two years. In 2006 we purchased Dawnville Aged Care Facility and upgraded it to meet all current standards and to be 2008 compliant. We sold Dawnville ACF in 2010 when we retired.
B. App. Science (Medical), MBA.
Over the past 20 years, Galina has worked in the health and hospital sector within Public, Corporate and Not for Profit organisations.
Her experiences range from roles in Medical Science, Management in Community Aged Care,Residential Care, Strategy and Business Development, Policy and influencing Policy Makers in Ministerial forums, and Governance at Board level.
Galina’s values are based on community and quality of life and treating people with care, dignity and respect. Galina’s experiences in management have been instrumental in delivering on these values with positive client and staff outcomes while maintaining a strong commitment to organisational goals and strategic priorities.
Galina brings strong management experience, business acumen and expertise in policy and strategy which add add value to the Board of RusCare Ltd.
Ross has spent over 30 years working in ethnic affairs in Australia.
He has a post-graduate Degree in Social Work at Flinders University and an Arts degree from Monash University (majoring in Politics) and launched his career with the Commonwealth public service.
Ross subsequently moved to the Victorian public sector spending several years at the Victorian Ethnic Affairs Commission managing early Interpreting and Translating services.
He has been Regional Manager of Ethnic Link Services, the Director of the South Eastern Region Migrant Resource Centre (SERMRC), Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Russian Welfare Society and the Director of the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria.
Ross has published on a range of issues of concern to the sector and is currently the Multicultural and Aboriginal Strategic Planner at the City of Whittlesea.
RusCare Ltd is a statewide, not-for-profit benevolent organisation which seeks to serve the Russian and other Slavic communities. To achieve its goals RusCare Ltd has formed formal partnerships through Memorandums of Co-operation with a number of communities, and also informal links with numerous government and non-government service providers.
The Board focuses on the strategies and values necessary to achieve excellence in the presentation and execution of services to the community. Services are broadly divided into two main categories, those which encompass residential and home aged care, and those which engender community development and strengthening.
The Board maintains and ensures that RusCare Ltd management maintains the highest level of corporate ethics.
The Board consists of independent directors with expertise in their own professional endeavours and field of company responsibility, thus ensuring best practice decision making, based upon sound financial and human resource principles.
The Board consists of eight members elected by the members of RusCare Ltd. at the Annual General Meeting. Directors are elected for a period of two years, with half the Board retiring each year. Directors may re-nominate for successive terms of office.
All members of the Board undergo due diligence requirements and must provide an AFP National Police Certificate and be subject to a search of the Insolvency Trustee Services Australia (ITAS) records.
The Board meets monthly to receive reports from the management team and committees and conduct the business of the Board.
The Board expects that directors and management will conduct themselves with the highest ethical standards, in accordance with our core values and mission statement. The Board regularly reviews these values and mission statement to ensure RusCare Ltd organisational practices reflect best practice and corporate governance.
The Board may seek independent legal, financial or other advice as considered necessary to ensure good governance and management. Furthermore, the Board is committed to the appointment of a fully independent external auditor as approved by an annual general meeting of members.
Directors and senior managers must fully disclose to the Board any actual or potential conflict of interest.
The Board adheres to a regular triennial review of its strategies and performance against agreed benchmarks.
Directors are encouraged to participate actively at all meetings and ensure their views are heard. They are required to bring an independent judgment to bear on decision-making and ensure that management fully informs them of all issues relevant to making informed corporate decisions.
The Board regularly monitors the business environment and operational and financial performance of RusCare Ltd to consider strategies and policies for appropriate risk analysis and management.
Systems are established and monitored to ensure prompt and appropriate responses to complaints.
The Board is ever mindful of its corporate responsibilities and obligations to RusCare Ltd members, employees and the community; with all directors donating annually and providing active support for the organisations fundraising and community strengthening activities.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
|Name||Number of Board Meeting||Number of Meetings Attended|
|Very Rev Dr Michael Protopopov||8||8|