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Mr Praveen Gopal
Senior Advisor - Residential & Home Care Operations and COVID Response

Praveen is the principal advisor at Veen Care, an aged care specific national consultancy.

He is currently Deputy Chair of the Ministers Rural & Remote Aged Care Accord and spent 2 years improving community aged care services in the Northern Territory. He also has direct experience with managing COVID outbreak sites within residential aged care.

He has extensive culinary and food services experience and has held senior positions at QANTAS, Amity Group, Sodexo, Uniting, Aurrum and Summit Care over an aged care career than has spanned more than 20 years. and has also worked in complaints resolution with the Department of Health.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Hospitality Management and holds formal tertiary qualifications in Accounting & Strategy, Project Management and a Masters degree in Business Administration.

 

Aged Care Consulting & Advisory Services and Veen Care combine for major projects to provide an aged care specific end to end consultancy solution covering all clinical and non-clinical aged care standards..

Ms Nicole Smith
Senior Advisor  - Dementia Care, PCC and COVID Response

Nicole is the Principal of The Community Café - Health & Wellness and is a Registered Nurse and Gerontologist with extensive experience in residential aged care, dementia care and implementing person centered care models. 

Prior to joining the consultancy, Nicole was the Aspen Medical COVID First Responder and IPC Lead for NSW and the ACT and has extensive experience in managing outbreak sites in NSW and Victoria..

Mr Andrew Dean
Senior Advisor  - Residential Aged Care, NDIS, IPC and COVID Response

Andrew is the Principal at Simply Living and is a Masters qualified Registered Nurse with additional qualifications in IT and Engineering who has extensive experience in residential aged care, predominately in Victoria.   

Prior to joining the consultancy, Andrew was the Aspen Medical COVID First Responder and National Clinical Manager and has extensive experience in managing outbreak sites over the past two years..

He holds membership with the Australian College of Health Service Management and the Australian College of Infection, Prevention & Control.

Ms Edith Franke
Advisor  - IPC and COVID Response

Edith is a highly experienced frontline team leader and IPC spotter with extensive experience in residential aged care, predominately in Victoria.   

Prior to joining the consultancy, Edith was working with the Aspen Medical COVID Response Team and has extensive experience in managing outbreak sites over the past two years..

Edith works directly with care worker level direct staff to guide them in the delivery of COVID safe resident care.