Hakea Grove has a very inclusive caring culture within the team. The focus is ensuring residents feel right at home. We are continuously looking to improve our staff skills and knowledge by offering education and mentoring.
Hakea is governed by a Board of Directors, the CEO is at the head of operations and works closely with the leadership team.

The Hakea Grove Team

Meet the leadership team

Jo Heslin
Jo HeslinCEO
Jo has an extensive background in leadership and Aged Care ranging from Managing a retirement village to growing the Meals on Wheels organisation in the New England region. She is very passionate about holistic outcomes for residents and enjoys working with a dedicated team from all walks of life.
Michelle Tomlins
Michelle TomlinsClinical Care Manager
The Clinical Care Manager is an extensive role that spands from the training and development of all clinical staff through to the day to day operations of the clinical care team. Michelle has an extensive background in clinical excellence and leadership and a passion for working with the elderly. Michelle works closely with our Nurse Practitioner and extended clinical staff to ensure continuity of care and opens lines of communication between staff, residents and family.
Claire Abbott
Claire AbbottNurse Practitioner
Claire Abbott is an award winning professional and recognised leader in her industry.
As a trained Nurse Practitioner, Claire can complete many tasks normally performed by a GP. Hakea Grove residents are offered all the convenience, comfort and choice they need being one of the only residential homes on the Central Coast to appoint a full time Nurse Practitioner. Claire is gerontological trained Nurse Practitioner and has a focus on caring for those with acute illness, skin problems and palliative care.
Jo Luhr
Jo LuhrNurse Specialist
Jo has worked in dementia specific and aged care for over 40 years. Holding a Masters in Dementia Care it is a passion and interest of Jo’s. Her role is to educate the carers, families and friends on what the dementia journey is about, what can be expected and how best to support a loved one who is living with dementia. Jo ensures best practise dementia principals are used to provide quality aged care for our residents.