Our Board

ACIA's Board is concerned with the systems and processes that ensure the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of an organisation.

Board members take ultimate responsibility for the governance of the organisation. However, governance is not a role for Boards and Board members alone. Governance is also concerned with the way the Board works with our CEO and staff, volunteers, service users, members and other stakeholders, to ensure our organisation is effectively and properly run and meets the needs for which the organisation was set up.
The function of the Board is to collectively ensure the delivery of the organisation’s objects, to set its strategic direction, and to uphold its values. The Board are collectively responsible and accountable for ensuring and monitoring that the organisation is performing well, is solvent, and is complying with all its legal, financial, and ethical obligations.


Chris Stride


Chris Stride

ACIA Chair

Managing Director, Infinite Care incorporating Bonney Healthcare Group



Infinite Care has empathy for the emotional and complex decision process that residential aged care poses for all members of the family. It is generally a stressful time. We take the responsibility of working in our resident’s home very seriously. Infinite offer individualised service so our residents feel right at home – their life and care choices matter to us. Infinite aim to redefine the new generation of residential aged care.”
Chris is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance and Investment. Chris has a broad range of experience covering corporate advisory and financial services, mergers and acquisitions, property and finance, aged care and retirement, as well as commercial litigation.
As Managing Director for Infinite Care, Chris oversees over 400 beds across 5 operating residential aged care facilities, set in unique and diverse locations around Adelaide, South Australia, and over 1,000 approved places across 9 planned residential aged care facilities across Australia in the development pipeline.

Neil Pahuja

All Care Aged Care


"There are many factors to consider when moving a loved one into care, one of the most important is the ability for them to maintain their hobbies, skills and pastimes as well as to retain an active and social lifestyle.”

Melissa Pagliarulo

Acting CEO, St Pauls Lutheran Homes

Melissa, as Acting CEO St Pauls Lutheran Homes, manages a retirement community with 64 independent living units, serviced apartments and retirement units. In addition, she manages a secure 80 bed home providing residential and respite care including dedicated dementia specific facilities for residents requiring additional memory support services.

Melissa's passions for the sector are diverse, including for quality Palliative Care, Technology development for the sector and to also entice Registered Nurses into aged care, as a career choice. She feels RN’s can use real clinical assessment and critical thinking skills and work in an autonomous manner, to make aged care an industry of choice for those who want to enhance and use their skills to their full potential. Her background experiences come from years of dedicated learning and career progressions through Personal Care Worker roles, to her RN Bachelor of Nursing at UniSA providing the stepping stone to take on a Clinical Nurse and then Clinical Services Manager role at St Pauls.

 Mark Brandon

Mark Brandon

Chief Quality Officer, Estia Health Aged Care

"One family where everyone belongs

Mark is an internationally recognised thought leader and expert on strategy, health and aged care quality and accreditation, government relations and organisation transformation. Mark held the CEO position at the Australian government's Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency from 2002 to 2013.

Mark was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in June 2015, in recognition of his contribution to health and aged standards. Mark is a member of a number of reference/research groups as well as being an Adjunct Professor in School of Business from The University of Notre Dame Australia.




Jonathan Shteinman

Plateau View Aged Care


Jonathan has been a provider of residential aged care services for over three decades, operating two Sydney metropolitan residential aged care facilities totalling 120 places, and having developed, operated and sold an additional 128 place residential aged care facility on the Central Coast of NSW. He is currently developing a new 92 place residential aged care facility on the lower north shore of Sydney.

Jonathan holds degrees in law and accounting, has a background in investment banking and a separate career as a producer and executive producer of Australian feature films.

Jonathan has held Board positions on the Screen Producers Association of Australia, the peak film industry body, and the South Australian Film Corporation.










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