Rhonda Joiner
Chief Executive Officer
Agnes Loffeleya
Executive Care Manager
Lisa Zhang
Clinical Care Manager
Sandra Richardson
Admissions & Funding Manager
Michelle Phang
HR Manager
Soleydi Luque Toro
Management Accountant
Cameron Lovat
Environmental Services Manager
Rosemary Paradiso
Finance Officer
Helen Spyt
Quality/Risk/Compliance Coordinator
Blazenka Pranic
Dr Claudio Baldi
Board Chair

Born in Rome, Italy, Dr Baldi has been part of the San Carlo Board since 1997 and has been our Board Chairman since 2015.
As a GP for over 40 years, he has been supporting the elderly Italian Community for much of his career.
In his spare time, Dr Baldi enjoys cycling and ballroom dancing.
Dr Baldi currently sits on the Risk Committee, Finance Committee, and, when on duty at San Carlo, the Medication Advisory Committee. Dr Baldi has also participated in the ‘Breakfast with the Board' event with residents and the Friends of San Carlo Group meetings.

Ms Tanya O'Connor
Board Secretary

Throughout her professional career Tanya has worked at the intersection of psychology, technology, and healthcare. She is an accomplished global executive with over 10 years senior leadership experience and over 17 years’ experience in technology development and operational leadership of clinical research - specifically focussed on the measurement of cognition. Tanya has spent the last 17 years working at Cogstate, a cognitive science company operating in the field of technology and neuroscience, with a specific focus on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In her most recent role as Vice President, Healthcare & Research Tanya executed the strategic direction for the Healthcare business at Cogstate and lead the global strategic relationship with pharmaceutical company Eisai. Within this context, Tanya also oversaw operational delivery of Cogstate technology to individuals and physicians globally.

Tanya proudly sits on the Board of San Carlo Homes for the Aged as well as The Haven Day Centre – a day program meeting the needs of people living with memory loss and their carers.

Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) degree and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr David Baldi

David completed his Juris Doctor at Melbourne University in 2015. He is now a Senior Associate at Ashurst, working as part of their Digital Economy team.
Since joining the Board in 2020, David has supported San Carlo in meeting our regulatory obligations. His knowledge and attention to detail have made him a valuable member of the team.
David has always been enthusiastic about music, inspiring him to learn guitar and bass in his teen years. He now shares this passion with his 6-month-old daughter, who enjoys nightly dance session before bed.

Mr Anthony Mutton

GradDipAgedServsMgmt, FTIA, FGIA, GAICD

Mr Mutton was appointed to the Board of Mayflower in 2003 and was appointed Chair of the Board in October 2020, following two years as Deputy Chair. Mr Mutton has over 30 years of experience in the aged care sector. He held senior roles with Aged Care Victoria (ACV) and the Victorian Association of Health and Extended Care (VAHEC) which was formerly the aged care peak body in Victoria, and was previously Chair of Edith Bendall Lodge. Mr Mutton is currently managing director of City Fresh Wholesalers Pty Ltd. In 2021, Anthony completed a Governing for Not-For-Profit Excellence program with Harvard University.

Mr Jeykishan Thagasalam

With a steadfast commitment to advocating for marginalised individuals, my journey began as a Physiotherapist dedicated to providing quality care for one of our most vulnerable populations – the elderly. Driven by a desire to create lasting change, I set out to become a leader in the aged and disability care industry to harness the wider influence that comes with leadership and ultimately, empower people to live their best lives.
To actualise this vision, I climbed the ranks through various management positions and now serve as the General Manager of Operations at BlueCross Aged care. My career experience has seen me lead and transform business - from strategy development to implementation; to cultural change and success. Alongside my professional advancement, I pursued a postgraduate degree in Business Management to complement my Physiotherapy background and am presently enrolled in the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course.

Fr Ignacio Guttierez
Scalabrini Provincial

Fr. Ignacio Gutierrez (aka Fr Nacho) was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco – Mexico, in 1969. He has been a member of the Scalabrinian congregation since 1994, and was ordained as a priest in 2004.
Since May 2021, Fr. Nacho has been serving as the Provincial Superior of Scalabrini priests and brothers in the Australia-Asia Province. Around this same time, he commenced his tenure as the Scalabrini representative on the San Carlo Board.

Sr Rosa Nakai

Born in Brazil to Japanese migrant parents, Sister Rosa Nakai pursued her studies to become a missionary at College of Pio XII in Londrina, Brazil, before she was officially accepted into the Missionary Sisters of St Anthony Mary Claret.
Sister Rosa undertook a nursing course in 1966 in Brazil before traveling to many places for missions including the Ivory Coast and several other locations in Brazil. She then traveled to Melbourne in 1979 where she worked here at San Carlo as a Division 2 nurse until 1991.
In 1997, she returned to San Carlo where she has provided many years of service as part of our Pastoral Care team before retiring in January 2024.

Fr Vito Pegolo

Father Vito was born and raised in Italy, where he was also fortunate enough to commence his formation and journey as a Priest many years ago.
In 2005, Father Vito first became affiliated with San Carlo as a member of the pastoral care team, providing spiritual support and celebrating mass with our residents weekly. He is very well known in Italian catholic communities and is a big support to our residents and families, especially at times of loss where he provides our San Carlo community with personalised care and support for the funeral masses.

Fr Luciano Toldo

Born in Brazil, Fr Luciano was raised there completing not only his primary and secondary education but a degree in Philosophy and theology as well. Shortly after being ordained as a priest, Fr Luciano came to Australia, where he was a minister to the Spanish communities for 10 years.
In 2015, Fr Luciano become a member of the San Carlo board where he is the representative for the Provincial Superior of the Missionaries of St Charles, Scalabrinians. He has also been part of our pastoral care team, providing spiritual support to our residents and visiting families in times of need.