Meet Our Team

General Manager – Gary Williams

As the General Manager of Ons Dorp, my objective is to oversee the Village and Care Centre and ensure the delivery of a high-quality and enjoyable living environment in each of the various types of accommodation provided to residents as well as in the common facilities they can access. I bring to this position over 35 years of management experience along with over 21 years managing student accommodation in the University sector. In this sector, I was responsible for over 900 beds at Massey University Albany and at AUT. My management experience includes preparing business and strategic plans, managing budgets, ensuring familiarity with HR systems, and overseeing and developing large projects from concept to final delivery.

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 resident’s 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 on November 2011 as the Accounts/Payroll Manager. I have over 28 years’ experience in administrative work from accounts to Financial Management. I enjoy the variety of work and interacting with residents and their families within the Care Centre and out in the Village. In my spare time, you will usually find me studying part-time, reading books, and spending time with family and friends.

Reception/Administration – Marlies van den Berg

I am the Receptionist at the Care Centre. I came to New Zealand in 1980 with my husband and two sons but lived/worked in the Netherlands again from 2001 until 2007. I started work full-time at the Care Centre in 2009 as a Receptionist/Administrator. When I turned 65 in 2015, I semi-retired and started working three days a week, although I now only work two days a week. We have a team of two Receptionists at the Care Centre – Karin and me.

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 with a holistic approach in my resident liaison advisor role.

Caterplus Dave & Diane Hayward

Their staff is responsible for delivering quality meals to residents within the Care Centre and residents in units who also require this.

Activity 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 activity 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.

Nurses / HCA – Team photos

Our dedicated and experienced team of nurses 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.

Garden maintenance – Gary Skinner & John Harman

We are responsible for maintaining all the gardens, trees and lawns within the 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 units.

Receptionist / Executive Assistant – Karin Moore

I have been living in NZ since 2007 and I have been employed at Ons Dorp since 2019. I love the contact that I have with the residents and their families in the Care Centre and the Village. Every day is different in trying to keep everything run smoothly in order to keep everyone happy. I couldn’t do this without a team of great colleagues.