Meet Our Team

General Manager – Gary Williams

As the General Manager of Ons Dorp, my role is to ensure the delivery of high-quality services and enjoyable living environments to residents in the Village. With over 35 years of management experience, along with over 20 years overseeing student accommodation in the University sector I bring a vast amount of skills to the Village.

Clinical Manager – Rajender Gill

I am a New Zealand trained Registered Nurse who has been working in aged care since 2012. The reward for me is consumer satisfaction and a big smile on the residents’ faces. My philosophy on nursing and life, in general, is to treat people as you yourself would like to be treated and to make a positive difference in someone’s life by giving all of yourself.

Administration Manager – Karin Verbeek

I joined Ons Dorp in November 2011 as the Accounts / Payroll Manager. I have over 28 years’ experience in administrative work. I enjoy the variety and interacting with residents and families in the Care Centre and the Village.

Resident Liaison Advisor – Mieke Penning

I majored in counseling with my specialty in depression and grief. With my experience and Dutch as my first language, I support the residents in the Care Centre and Village with a holistic approach in my resident liaison advisor role.

Receptionist / Administration – Russelle Cowan

I joined Ons Dorp in April 2022 and have been in the Health Industry from 2009. I worked as a HCA in the community and rehabilitation before moving to Retirement Lifestyle Villages as a Receptionist/Residents Services/Duty Manager. I have First Aid and CPR qualifications as well as being a first responder in my previous work places.

Cater Plus Kitchen Manager – Nisika Deep

Welcome back to Nisika who has over 10 years experience in the food and hospitality industry and enjoy using my positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed at work and in life. Cater Plus’ staff are also responsible for delivering quality meals to residents within the Care Centre and to our residents in their Villas when required.

Activities Coordinator – Jolien van der Griend

I have been living in New Zealand since 1988 and have been working in Ons Dorp since 1997. My job is the best there is as I am the Activities Coordinator, giving the residents a full program of physical, cognitive, and leisure activities. I cannot do this on my own, however, so we have an enthusiastic team who are all here with the same intention for the happiness of everyone.

Maintenance Coordinator – Peter van Ham

I have been the Maintenance Coordinator since 2002. I handle the day-to-day maintenance issues in the Village and Care Centre. In my job, every day is different and there is never a dull moment.

Registered Nurses / Health Care Assistants

Our dedicated and experienced team of RN’s and HCA’s provide our residents with quality care to meet the ongoing health care needs of residents within the Care Centre and the wider Village.

Project Manager & Refurbishment Coordinators – Bryce Carter & Anita Wihongi

We are responsible for the delivery of building-related projects within the Village and refurbishment of the Villas.

Head Gardener – Garry Skinner

Garry Skinner and team are responsible for maintaining all the gardens, trees and lawns within the Village.

Assistant Gardener – Dana Harriss

I have a passion for gardening, working with people and have over 20 years’ experience advocating, as well as being a team leader. I am open minded, hardworking and work well within a team.