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Our Staff

Together, our experienced and highly qualified staff deliver quality service and care.

Katherine Burton


Katherine was appointed CEO of Abound Communities in Dec 2023. This follows five years as a senior executive with Mercy Health and previous senior leadership positions at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Austin Health in operational, quality and safety and clinical roles.

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Radiations beginning her career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist working in clinical, educational and quality roles in public and specialist health services. After completing a second qualification in Business Administration Katherine worked in operational and quality roles in not-for-profit health and aged care organisations.

Katherine currently serves on the Board of Rural Northwest Health and BreastScreen Victorias Board Quality Committee. She has a passion for building inclusive services and believes strong consumer engagement is critical for improving outcomes for all consumers.

Kerry Feistl

Director of Nursing

Kerry is a Registered Nurse with 30 years’ experience in Residential Aged Care as a clinician and manager. Kerry has extensive experience in Dementia and Palliative Care in the aged care setting. Her passion is personalised care for every resident, ensuring an holistic approach is provided for each individual. She is also focused on professional development for staff.

Dennis Ly

Financial Controller

Dennis joined Abound Communities in April 2012, overseeing finance and information systems. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting/Banking and Finance) and is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. Dennis is passionate to utilise his experience at Abound Communities to develop creative ideas and strategies to enable the goal of providing a more sustainable model and affordable living for the elderly.

Mila Hodgson

Manager, People and Culture

Mila is a highly qualified and proficient Human Resources professional with an extensive strategic and operational executive leadership background. With significant experience in the Health and Community sectors, Mila has a strong business focus and expertise in strategic change, organisational engagement, delivering leading solutions and driving growth. Her open and inclusive leadership style results in highly motivated and successful teams, striving for and achieving best practice in business excellence. Mila was drawn to work for Abound Communities to support vulnerable people in the community.

John Tupou

Property Manager

Jon is responsible for all four Abound Communities village locations and has over 20 years’ experience in commercial and domestic construction. He also has extensive experience in contractor and project management, and has worked over 10 years in aged care as a maintenance manager.

Kathryn Lewis

Executive Assistant

Kathryn is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer at Abound Communities.Kathryn has a passion for providing quality administrative assistance. She brings over 25 years of experience to the table within the Aged Care, Home Care, Retirement Living and Health Care sector.