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Executive Team

Alzheimer’s WA Executive Team


Rhonda Parker 
Chief Executive Officer

Rhonda has been a leading contributor to community development in policy, program and practice in Australia for almost 20 years, particularly in the area of ageing, ageing well, and aged care. She is a former Minister in the Western Australian Government, where she had responsibility for community development portfolios, among others. She led the development of the first National Healthy Ageing Strategy in 2000, and was Australia’s first Federal Aged Care Commissioner.


Danielle Wrench
General Manager, Corporate Services

Danielle has been a part of Alzheimer’s WA’s Executive Management Team for over six years and has held management roles for over 20 years.

Danielle is responsible for providing strategic and effective leadership to a professional team to ensure the provision of high quality corporate services. This includes leading a diverse portfolio of functions including Human Resources, Finance and Business Development, Policy, ICT and Assets, Marketing, Communications and Fundraising, and administration.

Danielle is responsible for the long-term financial sustainability of Alzheimer’s WA through prudent financial management.


Roy Barnett
General Manager Services

Roy leads all of the client facing and partner based services across Alzheimer’s WA.  Roy is an MBA qualified leader with local and international experience across community & aged services, technology, health sector, and financial services. He has held COO and CIO roles both here and in the UK and has a demonstrable record of working closely with the whole executive to ensure transformations are formulated and delivered. He is an advocate for the Design Thinking methodology and human Centered design, and has been instrumental in driving Learning Organisation outcomes in many of his roles.


Jason Burton
Head of Dementia Practice and Innovation

Jason’s role with Alzheimer’s WA is Head of Dementia Practice and Innovation. He leads the organisations focus on developing innovative dementia care philosophy and practice, research and establishing evidence based services and emerging sector partnerships.

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