Meet the Balwyn Evergreen Team
A chance to give back to the community and helping people remain physically and mentally well are just a few of the reasons that attracted Cam Battaglia to Balwyn Evergreen. He spent the first half of his career in the corporate world, then found his passion for community healthcare with his first CEO role in the sector – ProVision Australia. He has since headed up Vinnies in Box Hill, the South Eastern Melbourne Primary Healthcare Network and Southern Migrant Refugee Centre in Dandenong. Cam Sees Balwyn Evergreen as a place where people can come and feel welcome, and he's looking forward to building on the strong framework of keeping people connected. Outside of work, Cam likes to switch off and spend time in the garden with his two German Shepherds and enjoy BBQs with his wife and two daughters.
Exercise Program Delivery Officer
Simone joined Balwyn Evergreen Centre as a fitness trainer in 2019. She is a qualified instructor who is passionate about helping members to be the best version of themselves by staying strong, independent and maintaining and improving their quality of life. She also enjoys camping trips with her family in the great outdoors, where she hikes and explores wild 4WD tracks.
Facilities and Support Services Coordinator
With a background in chemical engineering and a passion for all things related to information technology, Bo first joined Balwyn Evergreen Centre as a bus driver in 2013 and is now an all-round team member. Despite his role having expanded, his favourite place is still behind the wheel, where he enjoys the opportunity to chat with members. Bo considers his role as more than just a job. For him, it is an opportunity to be surrounded by the warmth and generosity of the community.
Customer Services/Administration Coordinator
Mia joined Balwyn Evergreen Centre in 2022 and can be found in the front office, always greeting and assisting people with a smile. Mia is enjoying getting to know the community and learning their stories. Originally from Japan, Mia likes to practise traditional Japanese fermentation methods and care for her collection of plants. She lives locally with her two teenage children.
Lifestyle and Marketing
Lucia joined Balwyn Evergreen Centre in 2022 and works across social support and marketing. She has a background in graphic design and lifestyle program management in residential aged care, and spends her time on bus outings, with the active living program, events planning and all things graphic design. Coming from an Italian background and with a love of the arts, Lucia is always thinking about ways to bring energy and creativity to our events calendar. In her spare time, Lucia enjoys catching up with friends and family.
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Erica joined Balwyn Evergreen Centre in 2022 and works in marketing and communications. A journalist by trade, and small business owner, Erica brings years of writing experience to Balwyn Evergreen Centre. Curious by nature, Erica is looking forward to hearing our members' stories, as well as spreading the word about Balwyn Evergreen in the community. In her spare time, Erica hangs out with her cats and dog, ferries her kids around and chats with her family in New Zealand.
Social Support Individual Facilitator
Lotana joined Balwyn Evergreen Centre in 2017 and she brings her friendly personality to coordinating home visits to assist the local elderly community at home and with their pets. She also coordinates one of Balwyn Evergreen Centre’s longstanding traditions, the Evergreen Club’s weekly lunches and afternoon entertainment. Lotana’s gentle care and support is much valued in our programs that engage our clients with dementia. Originally from the Pacific, Lotana loves flowers and French perfume.
Exercise & Compliance Coordinator
Raymond oversees all the administration related to Balwyn Evergreen Centre’s exercise programs. He brings his keen interest in fitness and detailed knowledge of Balwyn Evergreen Centre’s processes to the role where he manages all the logistics from new referrals to setting up classes. He is always available to discuss the needs of members and their families and welcomes feedback to ensure the program meets your expectations. In his spare time, Raymond is an accomplished tennis player and a passionate supporter of animal causes and has spent time volunteering at the RSPCA where he adopted his Jack Russell cross.
Social Support Group Coordinator
Elise joined Balwyn Evergreen Centre in 2001 as a Planned Activity Group assistant. She then worked as a Team Leader and now coordinates Balwyn Evergreen Centre’s Social Support Programs. Elise contributes her positive energy and passion towards managing all aspects of the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) and overseeing our dedicated volunteers. When she’s not at work, she loves to relax with her family and dog.