Meet The Team
Executive Manager Corporate Services
Julie is part of the Executive Management Team at Westcare and oversees Finance, Financial Reporting, Budgets, Payroll, ICT, Contracts, Operations Support, WHS & Maintenance.
She qualified as Chartered Accountant over 25 years ago and since qualifying has managed the full range of back-office functions in a diverse range of industries, including not for profits.
Julie's career has focused on businesses undergoing significant change management.
She is a compassionate, approachable & trusted leader with a high level of initiative and diligence.
Executive Manager Print
Andrew has worked in the graphics industry for over 35 years. Andrew has experienced a variety of roles in small family owned print businesses through to Bluechip retailers, both in the UK and across mainland Europe and operated his own successful graphics business prior to joining Westcare for a second term in early 2023.
He is an effective communicator, strategic thinker and is highly knowledgeable in managing and leading effecient teams.
Andrew manages all areas of Print Operations including Digital, Offset, Finishing, Sales, Print Contracts & Quality Assurance of Print production.
General Manager Disability Support
Sherry has been working at Westcare for the past 10 years in various roles within the organisation, and was appointed GMDS in May 2022. With a nursing background, Sherry focuses on support for mental health through a strengths-based and non-clinical approach.
Previously, as the Disability Support Funding Manager, Sherry played a significant role in advocacy and developing operational strategies that will benefit the quality of services provided to them, by enabling Westcare to be registered with the Department of Communities to provide individualised and person-centred services to the Accommodation residents. Sherry is passionate about ensuring a holistic approach in all aspects of disability supports.
Sherry manages disability employment & support at Bassendean and Nedlands, and oversees disability advocacy.
General Manager Executive Support
Yvette joined Westcare in September 2021 as Administration Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO. In June 2023 Yvette was appointed General Manager Executive Support as her remit has expanded to oversee HR/People & Culture, Internal Management Reviews, Organisational Administration and Westcare’s Quality Management System. Yvette has over 20 years’ experience in private and community services sectors providing executive level administrative management. She undertakes tasks and responsibilities in an organised manner with enthusiasm, positivity and dedication. Providing executive support to the CEO, the Westcare Board, being part of the Senior Management team, and assisting her fellow colleagues across various business areas is at the core of her role however, Yvette always takes the time each day to check-in and chat to our supported employees.
Yash has been with Westcare for nine years, and in his current role as Accommodation Manager since 2016. Yash has played a vital role in running the Village efficiently since 2016 when the Village started operating as a self-funded model during the reform of the NDIS individualised funding model. He leads the Village team and mentors individuals living with disabilities in the Village.
Yash is an experienced manager with a demonstrated ability in operational roles in the disability and hospitality sectors. Skilled in event planning, management and services delivery, he is able to handle multiple tasks working tirelessly to support continuous improvement in developing and delivering quality outcomes and services.
Operations Support & Safety Manager
Bernie has worked for Westcare for 7 years. Prior to this he worked in the machinery hire and building industry for over 30 years.
Bernie has a strong interest in workplace safety and was appointed Westcare’s WHS Officer in September 2021. Bernie was promoted to Operations Support & Safety Manager in December 2022. He provides high level support to Operations, oversees & manages Westcare's WHS framework, manages the Maintenance Section and assists with special projects.
Bernie thinks Westcare is a very interesting place to work as no two days are the same and the interaction with all the Supported Employees is very rewarding.
Away from work Bernie enjoys genealogy research and getting away from the city when he has the chance as he’s still a country boy at heart.
Operations Manager - Bassendean
Mark is a new member of the Westcare team, commencing in April 2023 and is based at our Bassendean premises. Mark has worked in the manufacturing sector for over 35 years. He has experience in both private and shareholder owned businesses in Perth and Sydney. He has managed operational teams across a wide variety of manufacturing processes including light steel fabrication, plastic injection moulding, sheet metal fabrication, upholstery, timber pallets, assembly and warehousing and distribution. Mark has previous experience managing an ADE site for 5 years.
Mark manages all operations at Bassendean including quality assurance, sales, client/customer expectations & WHS responsibilities.
Uta joined the Westcare team in December 2022. Uta is a chartered accountant and began as an auditor over 25 years ago. She has worked for companies in mining, resources, manufacturing, and medical research. She has also had experience in the not for profit sector with past employers including the peak body for social service in WA, WACOSS, Council on the Ageing and Indigo.
Uta manages all finance processes and oversees vehicle management, procurement processes, and financial auditing.