The Board

Dr John Gilchrist, Chairman of the BoardJohn Gilchrist

John taught law at the University of Canberra and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University Academy of Law in Melbourne. From his teaching experience he developed an interest in medical negligence and has been a visiting Professor at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress. John’s interest in aged care came out of the searing experience of the decline and demise of his own parents.

John was invited to be a member of the Care and Ethics Committee of Anglican Retirement Community Services (ARCS) and sat on that Committee for four years, which in 2006 became the Ethics Committee of the Anglicare Board. In 2009 he was invited to Chair the Advisory Board of CAPS under the foundation Director, the Rev. Professor Elizabeth MacKinlay AM.

Rev. Professor Bruce Stevens, Director of CAPSBoard Bruce Stevens

Bruce was born in the USA (as in the song), but has spent most of his life in Australia. He has four adult children. Bruce has served in parish ministry, as an Anglican minister in the parishes of St John’s (Reid, ACT), an associate in Church of the Redeemer (Boston, MA) and rector of St Paul’s (Millis, MA), then Holy Covenant (Jamieson, ACT).

In 1993, Bruce went into private practice as a clinical psychologist and continued with honorary ministry at St James (Kippax, ACT) and All Saints (Ainslie, ACT). He taught pastoral counselling at St Marks for many years and founded Canberra Clinical and Forensic Psychology in Canberra City. He was the convenor of the clinical psychology training program at University of Canberra before being appointed Wicking Professor of Ageing and Practical Theology and Director of CAPS. He presently worships at Wesley Uniting Church in Forrest (ACT).

Mr Bill Arnold

Rev. Dr Andrew Cameron

Rev. Geoffrey HunterBoard Geoffrey Hunter

Geoffrey is a senior citizen, retired as minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, with experience that was focused in aged and community care, Christian education and parish ministry. He has been a member of the CAPS Board for a number of years, and chaired the Steering Committee which successfully established Meaningful Ageing Australia.

He is currently Chair of the Canberra and Region Centre for Spirituality and Clinical Pastoral Education and until recently was also Chair of the Board for Pastoral Care Council in the ACT.

Mrs Susan SullivanBoard Susan Sullivan

Susan joined Catholic Health Australia in October 2010 as Director of Mission Strategy.

She commenced her professional life in Perth as a high school teacher in the Catholic system. Following the completion of a Masters in Religious Education at Loyola University, Chicago, Susan worked as a Senior Education Consultant at the Catholic Education Office, Perth. She held responsibilities in the area of Staff Development and Faith Formation.

Arriving in Canberra in 1993, she became involved in community education as Senior Education Officer with the Sudden Infant Death Association and later with the Arthritis Foundation of the ACT. Previously she was Director of Mission at Calvary Health Care ACT for five years. Susan is married with three adult children.

Mrs Joan Warhurst

Dr Loretta Zamprogno

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