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MercyCare Leadership Team

Chris Hall

Chris Hall AM

Chief Executive Officer

Chris holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of MercyCare having been appointed in November 2010.  Chris has held senior leadership and corporate governance positions for thirty years in the Australian not-for-profit sector and local government industry at national, state and local levels.  He has worked in the community services, health, mental health, disability and aged care sectors.  Chris is a well-known supporter of the not-for-profit sector and well-recognised advocate and driver for social justice and for changes that benefit the community.  He has served on numerous advisory and consultative bodies and committees to federal, state and local governments and on the boards of various not-for-profit organisations.  Among his current appointments, he is Co-Chair of Community Employers WA and a member of the State Training Board of WA and the WA Advisory Council for the Centre for Social Impact.  Chris has tertiary qualifications in business management, social work and the arts and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and 2009 Churchill Fellow. Chris was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in the General Division in 2017. 


Joanne Penman

Executive Director, Aged Care Services

Jo is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience within the Aged Care, Mental Health and Community Services sectors.  Prior to joining MercyCare Jo has held a number of senior management positions including roles at Silver Chain, Health Department of WA and Capecare.  She has a postgraduate qualification in Health Services Management from Edith Cowan University along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science as a Nurse from Curtin University

Jo has a comprehensive understanding about person centred service delivery in community and residential aged care settings, extensive experience in strategic and operational leadership and comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation and contract requirements within health and aged care.  She has worked extensively with Western Australians living with chronic mental illness and cognitive impairment.  She is committed to providing Aged Care services that are accessible, responsive and tailored to meet the diverse needs and preferences of people living in our community.

David Holden

Executive Director, Business Services and Systems

David holds the position of Executive Director Business Services and Systems. An MBA qualified executive, David is a qualified CPA and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. With over 25 years’ experience in a variety of organisations, predominantly in the banking and financial service sectors, David’s experience includes strategic planning, risk management and compliance, treasury management, property management/development and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining MercyCare, David was the CEO of Goldfields Money, an ASX listed financial institution and also held Chief Financial Officer roles at Home Building Society and StateWest Credit Society. David has a keen passion for mission based organisations, having served 7 years on the Board of UnitingCare West.

Sheryl Carmody

Sheryl Carmody

Executive Director, Mission and Culture

Sheryl has been involved in the community sector in Perth for nearly 40 years with a focus on people who are faced with serious levels of disadvantage.  Her professional social work and senior management roles have included research, service delivery, management of innovative projects, workforce supervision and development, organisational and cultural development, partnerships and sector reform work. Over several decades, working for Ruah Community Services in various senior management roles and establishing its mental health division, she became one of the leaders in WA in getting the recovery vision for mental health on the policy and practice agenda. She has contributed to a broad range of other reform activities, developing a range of innovative community models which included early intervention for young people and children, peer led and Aboriginal specific programs. Sheryl has had a parallel journey and passion for spirituality to sustain and nurture her work in the community and to awaken to the ecological challenges our generation faces.  This has included post graduate studies in theology and mission and the pursuit of ongoing spiritual and ecological identity formation opportunities.  For her, in the workplace, this brings a strong focus to organisational mission, values, culture, sustainability and spirituality, so that staff experience a positive and supportive environment to carry the organisation’s mission and values into their work activities for the benefit of people and communities.


Angela Wolstencroft

Executive Director, People and Organisational Services

Angela has a comprehensive background in strategic human resources management and has held senior management positions within large organisations in local government and the private sector in both Australia and the UK.  Previously, Angela held the role of Manager Human Resources at the City of Stirling and before immigrating to Australia was the Director Human Resources at Chorley Council.  Angela holds qualifications in Human Resource Management and has a wealth of experience in dealing with all facets of people and culture related matters with specific emphasis on organisational development and change management.  She also has extensive experience in developing organisational strategies and dealing with complex industrial issues.  Service driven, Angela believes that the right human strategies lead to be best outcomes for an organisations customers and she is passionate about people and the community.

Lyn Millett

Lyn Millett

Executive Director, Family and Youth Services

Lyn is a registered clinical psychologist and holds a Masters in Clinical and Health Psychology, a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Behavioural Sciences and a Graduate Diploma in Education. She has an exceptionally strong record of achievements in service growth and development and has previously held senior positions with headspace, the Department for Child Protection and Family Support and UnitingCare West. Lyn is a published co-author in the field of offender rehabilitation and has presented at conferences on topics as diverse as youth mental health, violent offending and parental substance use. She has worked in the United States and New Zealand in the fields of offender management, child protection and education psychology.