Jo Kinsey has been an employee of Murray Haven Homes for 25 years. Jo’s journey to Facility Manager has seen three build extensions & staffing numbers grow from 8 to the current 75 valued staff members. In 2016 Jo completed a Diploma in Front Line Management, and is continually accredited as Food Safety Supervisor.
Jo works alongside a dedicated team in both catering services & housekeeping. Murray Haven Homes residents enjoy a wide range of freshly cooked menu options, while living in a homely environment that is both comfortable & amiable to the eye.
As part of the management team Jo extends her leadership skills in collaborating with staff both directly & indirectly towards positive goals and outcomes for residents, staff and Murray Haven Homes.
Marie Oosthuizen was born in South Africa and has been a RN for 38 years doing her training in South Africa and immigrating to Australia in 2008 with her family.
She has been working in multiple roles since then, most recently she was the Nurse Unit manager of the Medical High dependency ward at Echuca Regional Health.
She has relocated to Barham to be closer to her partner who has been in this area all his life.
She was the Director of nursing at a facility in Moama which was a similar size to Murray Haven, and says “I feel this a good size facility to be able to get to know the consumers and their families really well. I believe and always strive to care for consumers like I would my own family. Respect and dignity is very important to me in my personal life and I always try and show respect to everyone I meet, does not matter what role or background they have. I will do my best to take care of everyone that comes to visit or live with us at Murray Haven Homes Barham”
In 2022, Tana Keenan joined the management team. She and her partner relocated to Barham. Along with the amenities offered by this region, such as fishing on the Murray River, they are relishing the peaceful country lifestyle.
While Tania is new to the field of aged care, she has extensive financial experience in the educational system.
Though it may not happen on a regular basis, I cherish the times when I am able to interact with the residents, and I look forward to working here for many years, doing the best I can for the residents and staff.