Executive Team

Sarah Jeanes, JE Murray Home Facility Manager 

Sarah Jeanes, Facility ManagerSarah oversees management of the JE Murray Home. Commenced work in 1988 in an office administration role and progressed to the role of Facility Manager from 2008. Highlights of Sarah’s career with Dale Cottages have included overseeing extensions to the J E Murray Home to help with meeting the demand for those requiring care in the community.

"My role is challenging but rewarding.  It’s great to see that we can assist residents become comfortable in their new home"


Mira Vukelic, J E Murray Home Clinical Manager

Mira Bukelic - Care CoordinatorMira, who is a registered nurse, works alongside the Facility Manager to ensure a high standard of clinical care is delivered. 

Mira first joined Dale Cottages in 1996 and has been in the Care Manager role since 2008, effecting positive change and instituting measures to improve care. 

"The best part of my role is having the ability to make positive change in people’s lives"


Alison Bramwell, Village Manager

Alison is responsible for management of the Dale Cottages Village of independent living units. Alison commenced with Dale Cottages in a receptionist role in 2000 and has worked in a number of roles across the organisation. In an organisational restructure in 2013 the position of Village Manager was created and Alison was offered the role.Highlights of Alison’s career with Dale Cottages include being part of Dale Cottages 50th Birthday Celebrations and having the opportunity to know someone who is over 104 years of age.

"One of the most rewarding areas of my role is assisting people to realise that being a part of Dale Cottages is a fantastic opportunity to be living in a great community. Listening to residents comment that Dale Cottages is the best place to live and that they wouldn’t want to live anywhere else – whether they have lived here for 30 years or 3 months."

Stacey Dowding,  Community Services Coordinator

Stacey coordinates the Dale Cottages activities for seniors in the Village and the broader community through the Greendale Centre and is also responsible for the Community Meals program. 

Stacey joined Dale Cottages in 2013 and has enjoyed every minute of working in her role. Stacey has a Diploma in Community Services Coordination and has worked in aged care and disability sector for over 30 year. 

"I love all aspects of my Job but most of all I love all the fun that we have at the Greendale Centre"

Jeanette Brown, Dale Community Care Program Coordinator

Jeanette oversees the Dale Community Care Program and is responsible for coordinating packages of services that can assist with maintaining independence. Jeanette regularly visits older people in their own homes to discuss how Dale Community Care can provide support with daily tasks. Jeanette was an enrolled nurse for 34 years and has worked in Aged Care for 18 years. 

"I like meeting and getting to know people, helping where I can and assisting people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible."