Our People.

The volunteers at Anam Cara House Geelong are our gold. From all walks of life, they continue to generously give their time, care, support and kindness to our organisation, our guests, carers and families that we have the privilege of supporting.

Anam Cara House Geelong is governed by the voluntary Board of Directors, drawn from the ranks of Geelong's professional associations.

The large volunteer base at Anam Cara House Geelong complement the Directors and professional staff by undertaking a wide range of support duties – from general administration and housekeeping to fundraising and companionship for guests. The Board provides legal, medical, financial and communications expertise to lead our not-for-profit organisation in the fulfilment of its mission, and our professional staff provide excellence in administrative support and person-centred palliative care.

The focus of person-centred palliative care is on quality of life, symptom management and comfort.

Diana Taylor AM

Board Chair

Robert Threlfall

Board Deputy Chair

Aaron Shrimpton

Director

Dr Sarah Leach

Director

Jimmy Buck

Director

Simone Bellears

Board Director

Kate Russell

Director

Executive Team

Anam Cara logo over an 'A'

Vanessa McColl

CEO

Dr Anh Tran

Director of Medical Services

Michelle McBain

Access and Resources Manager

Dr Bharathy Gunasekaran

Clinical Director

Libby Van Leuuwen

Education Manager

Narelle Magee

Acting Finance and Operations Manager

Alana Whitten

Marketing and Community Engagement Manager

Claire Walker

Volunteer Manager

Bob Gartland OAM

Founding Patron

Barry Fagg

Ambassador

Jennifer Cromarty 

Ambassador

Theresa Best

Ambassador 

Having a choice is what the people of Geelong deserve.
Our guests are given dignity and the highest-level of comfort and care when it matters most.

Our Supporters

Anam Cara House Geelong is so thankful to the corporates, trusts and families who contribute financially and/or with their time to our not-for-profit organisation.

To be able to deliver our critical palliative care services now and in the future, we are heavily reliant on support from the people, businesses and organisations of Geelong. There are a range of ways you can support and partner Anam Cara House Geelong including financial gifts, in kind goods or services, volunteering and promotion of our not-for-profit organisation. 

Our Supporters

Anam Cara House Geelong is so thankful to the corporates, trusts and families who contribute financially and/or with their time to our not-for-profit organisation.

To be able to deliver our critical palliative care services now and in the future, we are 100% reliant on support from the people, businesses and organisations of Geelong. There are a range of ways you can support and partner Anam Cara House Geelong including financial gifts, in kind goods or services, volunteering and promotion of our not-for-profit organisation. 

Who we are

A not-for-profit organisation committed to prioritising the unique preferences and desires of each guest, guiding them towards a dignified and peaceful end-of-life experience.

How you can help

Anam Cara House Geelong is reliant on a team of volunteers, donations, business and community partnerships, and other forms of support. Learn more about how you can help Anam Cara House Geelong.

News

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Who we are​
Anam Cara House Geelong is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing care for people affected by life-limiting diagnosis. Support is extended to families and carers.​
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Anam Cara House Geelong is reliant on a team of volunteers from all walks of life, donations, business community partnerships and other support. Learn more about how you can help Anam Cara House Geelong.
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Proudly supported by

Howard Glover Trust

Deakin University

Brian and Jennifer O'Shannassy & Family

Lino and Marina Bisinella & Family

Frank and Shirley Costa & Family

Ian Potter Foundation

Barry & Jan Fagg

GMHBA

City of Greater Geelong

There are two key ways to donate.

TRIPLE your donation on Thursday 31st March

Set a reminder for our ‘Million Dollar Challenge Giving Day’. Every donation will be TRIPLED and go directly towards the completion of the New Anam Cara House Geelong.

Regular Donation

Donate online now to Anam Cara House Geelong’s day-to-day operations so we can continue to deliver our critical services.

There are two key ways to donate.

QUADRUPLE your donation on Tuesday 25th June

Set a reminder for our ‘Double the Care’ Giving Day and help raise $750,000 to fund the opening of 6 more palliative care bedrooms.

Regular Donation

Donate online now to Anam Cara House Geelong’s day-to-day operations so we can continue to deliver our critical services.

Thank you for supporting our not-for-profit organisation.

Donate online now to ACHG’s Annual Giving Appeal to support day-to-day operations so we can continue to deliver our critical services.

This link will open our external secure donation page in a new window. 

There are various ways to donate & support ACHG. In-person, leave a gift in your will, become a member and more!

Or maybe you’re interested in volunteering or partnering with ACHG?