Meet the Team
Who are we
Director and Founder
Lauren has worked in the healthcare industry for over a decade from clinical to managerial roles across acute, palliative care and aged care services. A highlight of her career was setting up a community dementia care service at one of the leading private hospitals in Victoria.
A previous young Melbourne Hub Shaper, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and a Masters of Health of Human Services Management graduate. Last year she was awarded as one of Australian Financial Reviews Westpac 100 Women of Influence.
Lauren has established CarePage to drive improved quality of care for the elderly. When she is not working she enjoys taking long walks, yoga and spending time with her family.
Partnerships and Co-Founder
Stephen has served as a Director on listed and unlisted public companies and various private ventures. He has led the sourcing, structure and financing on numerous projects. Stephen is the CEO of Dragon Tree Capital. Advisor to NS1GHTER.com (medical tech platform – feedback/videochat), and Kiddo wear (smart watch for monitoring health of children). Stephen has had a long-term involvement with the global leadership networks; ADC Forum; World Economic Forum; and Young Presidents Organisation in various capacities. Stephen was previously a director of the Australian Institute of Management (Victoria/Tasmania).
Nitin holds senior advisory positions with both Dragontree Capital and Earthwise Group. He has over two decades of experience in building and improving products for both consumers and enterprises. An engineer from Georgia Institute of Technology, he started his career in Silicon Valley in the nineties.
Nitin enjoys working with CarePage because of the team’s passion to create a positive impact for our elderly citizens. Senior citizens deserve the best that society has to offer. Hence, facilities where they are to potentially spend their entire lives must be equipped and empowered to provide the best possible care for them. CarePage is helping to make this ambitious dream a reality.
Nitin likes spending time in nature or travelling to lesser known destinations around the world. He appreciates the finer aspects of living and culture and is always seeking authentic experiences. He values time for introspection, yoga, and meditation. Nitin wants to have given back more than what he has taken from this world.
Customer Engagement Specialist – HelloCare/CarePage
Irene has worked for over 30 years in the sales and service industry, predominantly in publishing where she launched many publications.
Building solid client relationships is her true passion where she can assist businesses in building their brand and reach.
Working for HelloCare and CarePage is more than just a job for Irene– she love this industry, “I feel that somehow I can make a difference, even albeit small”. Having recently gone through the loss of her mother, who lived in a nursing home – Irene’s dream is for every older Australian to have the best care and to always feel connected, listened to and never alone.
Beyond her beautiful family that she is so thankful for, she enjoys her friends, travelling, reading, gardening and she loves her weekly spin classes.
Chief Marketing Officer
Wayne Schmidt launched Xero (SaaS accounting software for small businesses) in Australia in October 2009 and has 30 years experience in the accounting industry. Wayne is a renowned speaker and mentor in providing coaching on sales and marketing. Wayne has lived in Australia, USA, UK, China and is now a Digital Nomad.
Wayne experienced first hand the difficulties associated with placing both his parents into separate aged care facilities. Both parents being separated for the first time in their 40+ years of marriage. Arranging facilities while being separated from the process by time and distance, I wished CarePage was around to aid in the process.
Chief Technology Operator
Nikola is head of IT at CarePage and HelloCare, leading a team of web developers he has had significant experience working on technology developments globally.
For Nikola it’s more than just a website he can see the impact we are creating and the problem we are solving in the industry.
Director of Sales & Operations
Sally has over 15 years of experience working in the accounting software industry. Played a pivotal role in launching Xero, SaaS accounting software for small businesses in Australia and contributing to its growth and success globally. Strong leadership, marketing and customer experience skills, and is exceptional in sales and business operations. Lived in Australia, USA, UK and now a Digital Nomad travelling the world and helping businesses that are making a difference.
Sally is working with CarePage as they are evolving and disrupting the aged care industry. It is one of the hardest decisions people need to make and CarePage are helping make this process easy. CarePage provides transparency through real-time feedback and reviews of the aged care facilities. I love that customer experience is the most important value for CarePage and helping the facilities be proactive. CarePage has a very passionate and caring team all focused on protecting the industry and making sure it is provided with the quality care, support and tools everyone deserves.
Amy has been writing with fervour from the time she was ‘yay’ high. From scribbling about her capers on the playground to covering breaking news in the Health sector, Amy has always been led by her heart.
Working for HelloCare is an opportunity to use her brain and heart, to seek out truth and discussion for those that need it greatly. When she’s not tinkering away on the keyboard you’ll find her holed up in a cafe breathing in the aromatic bliss that is a soy chai latte, or rugged up tight trying to figure out ‘whodunnit’ on her latest British mystery show obsession.
Responsible Care Initiative Ambassador
Patricia recently graduated from The Australian National University. Whilst studying she had rich experiences in volunteering including some elder care services where she developed a deep understanding of community service and the difficulty of aged care.
CarePage offers a solution of those obstacles in the industry. Patricia joined CarePage because the vision was not only to help the elderly receive better care services, but also to contribute to integrating the whole system so that the industry would be better improved.
Patricia enjoys watching movies, alternative music and various sports. Her favourite things to do is to involve herself in social work and to get to know different aspects of life.
Advisers & Ambassadors
Val is an adviser and ambassador for Responsible Care Initiative.
President of Older People Speaks Out/ AM M.Lit.Stud BA.
Val French, is a journalist by profession and by inclination. Co-founder and foundation President of the Queensland Council of Carers (Carers Queensland) and one of the Founders of the first National Carers Association. She established Older People Speak Out at the media’s request to represent and connect older people’s organisations and the media in 1993 and has been President ever since.
Val was Queensland Chairperson of: the Commonwealth Consumer Forum for the Aged; The Older Australians Advisory Council; and The Nursing Homes Appeals Committee. Val was a member of the Retirement Village Accreditation Committee and a surveyor for nine years, and the Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Council of Older Persons on which she served under various Ministers for five years.
Val has been and is a member of numerous government and non-government advisory committees, including for the last 10 years, the Ministerial Road Safety Advisory Committee and for the last three years, the Police Seniors Task Force and committees on housing, intergenerational projects, aged care, elder abuse, grand parenting and social isolation.
Paul is an adviser for CarePage.
Secretary Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation VB.
Paul is one of the Assistant Secretaries at the ANMF (Vic Branch), a position he has held since 2009.
Paul commenced his nursing career in Bendigo in 1986 and has nursed both in Victoria and Queensland. Paul is an Enrolled Nurse who holds a Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management.
Commencing with the branch in 1992 as an Industrial Relations Organiser, he became an Industrial Officer in 1999 and Senior Industrial Officer in 2005. In December 2009, Paul was elected as Assistant Secretary.
Jim is an ambassador for our Responsible Care Initiative.
President of Carers Queensland.
Jim is the President of Carers Queensland. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, an appointee to the State Government Health and Community Services Industry Standing Committee, and a Justice of the Peace.
Jim was recognized by the Public Relations Institute of Australia in 2005 via the prestigious Gold Award for handling one of the most challenging corporate communications exercises in aged care history. Prior to consulting, Jim was for 10 years the Chief Executive of one of Australia’s largest aged care retirement living and community care providers, TriCare.
Jim has provided policy advice to Federal and State Governments. He sits on the Health and Community Services Industry Standing Committee and is also a Director of the RSPCA Queensland Board since March 2013.