Our Team

Gladstone's experienced aged care team.

New Auckland Place has a total of 170 staff delivering care and services to residents. Our experienced nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our Lifestyle’s team has won awards for their continued and applied development of activities programs. Our team believes that it is important for all residents to remain engaged with the local Gladstone community.

New Auckland’s staff have continual involvement with resident birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions. Our monthly BBQ’s are famous and are frequented by our residents and their families.

The team at New Auckland

Facility Manager - Dawn Mallia

Dawn MalliaFacility Manager

Dawn has been Facility Manager at New Auckland since its opening in 2010. Dawn’s previous experience and corporate background focussed on operational management and service delivery. Dawn first became involved with Auckland Place during its construction. She worked with the building project team and first stepped onto the site when the establishment was just a concrete shell. Dawn was responsible for the essential operations of the facility which included; recruiting and staff orientation. Her proudest moment at New Auckland was welcoming the first resident through the doors in 2010.

Dawn’s philosophy at New Auckland Place is; “Provide a fun place for residents to live, whilst focussing on excellent clinical care and emotional support for residents and their families.”

Dawn enjoys travelling and watching her young family grow into confident and considerate individuals.

Director of Nursing Manager - Chris Rogers

Chris RogersDirector of Nursing

Chris was born in NSW and has been living in the Gladstone region since 2005. Chris joined New Auckland Place as the Director of Nursing in 2013. Chris brought with her an abundance of nursing experience and knowledge.

Chris has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and has worked in Aged Care for 25 years. Chris’ main roles in aged care have been as a Registered Nurse and Director of Nursing; she is also on the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Chris enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Physio Team - Bianca and Tylah

Bianca and TylahPhysio Team

Bianca has worked in the aged care as an AIN for 18 years and Tylah has been an AIN at New Auckland Place for approximately 2 years. Working independently, they will share the role as physio aide to provide physio assistance to New Auckland Place residents, and also continue in their current AIN roles.

Bianca enjoys raising her two children and reading a good book when not at work. Outside of work, Tylah when not renovating her home, is a keen horsewoman.

Administration Officer - Leanne Salter

Leanne SalterAdministration Officer

Leanne has worked in aged care for 16 years and was employed at New Auckland Place in 2016. With a vast experience of some 35 years in administration, she has been an excellent addition to the NAP team. Moving from New Norfolk, which is a town on the River Derwent in Tasmania, to Gladstone in 2001, she now enjoys a sub-tropical lifestyle with a very different climate.

Personally, Leanne is married with 2 children, 2 step children and 1 grandchild. She is an passionate Broncos and Queensland supporter attending as many home games as possible, and has a keen interest in V8 Super Car Racing with a supportive lean towards Holdens

Working in the aged care environment, Leanne enjoys her role at New Auckland Place, undertaking a supportive role for families and their elderly seeking residential care, ensuring that the transition is made easier for both the resident and their families.

Head Chef - Christine Palmer

Christine PalmerHead Chef

Christine has over 20 years of aged care experience. Her current role is as New Auckland’s head of hospitality. She is responsible for three departments, including; the kitchen, Catering and Cafe. Christine started work at Auckland Place in 2011 after Parklands Nursing Home was sold. Prior to starting with Parklands in 2001, Christine had worked for both Prescare and Bluecare.

Rainy days, watching a good movie and long leisurely walks is Christine’s favourite past times. When away from New Auckland, spending time with the family is important (especially when you have 12 grandchildren). Christine and her family spend lots of time at sports carnivals, music shows and school functions. She wouldn’t have it any other way. Christine also has a cat called Bronco, no prizes for guessing which NRL team she goes for.

Maintenance Officer - Cheryl Browning

Cheryl BrowningMaintenance Officer

Cheryl has spent 20 years in aged care and has previously worked in various industry roles. Over the past two decades, Cheryl has gained experience in the kitchen, laundry, cleaning services and grounds office. Cheryl is currently in charge of laundry, cleaning services. Cheryl transferred from Parklands to New Auckland in September 2011. Cheryl’s current role is as New Auckland’s Maintenance Officer. The role entails the day to day maintenance systems and operations of the facility. Cheryl also assumes the role of Fire Safety Advisor for New Auckland Place, and delivers training in fire and emergency for staff, residents and visitors.

Cheryl has completed her Certificate in; Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, Service Safety Inspection and test & tag, Cert III in Horticulture, Trade cookery and Food and Beverage Services.

Cheryl enjoys gardening and has an astounding amount of pet birds (40 to be exact). She is married and has 7 children, 11 Grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.