Committee

Members of Arpad Aged Care committee 2020/2021

  • Éva Kövesdy
    Éva Kövesdy Vice President

    Éva was elected on to the Committee in 2009 and was Secretary until 2016 and President until 2017. Éva has re-joined the Committee in 2019 following a two-year break.  Éva has a Masters Degree in Applied Science – Nutrition and Public Health from Deakin University.  Éva has been an active member of the Hungarian Community for many years and held the position of Secretary to the Hungarian Community Centre for 17 years during which time she was actively involved in many major programs.

  • Ilona Benedek
    Ilona Benedek Treasurer

    Ilona joined the Committee in 2015. She has been an active member of the Hungarian Reformed Church and was elected as a church elder. While she worked for the Committee as an Administration Coordinator, she became very fond of the residents of Árpád Aged Care and after leaving this position, she missed her contact with them. Becoming a member of the Committee gives her the opportunity to help and keep in touch with them.

  • Mary-Anne Carmody
    Mary-Anne Carmody Secretary

    Mary-Anne has a background in law and holds Arts and Laws (Honours) degrees from the University of Melbourne as well as a post-graduate Diploma from the Securities Institute of Australia. She joined the Arpad board in 2016, and after a break of one year re-joined the board in 2019, becoming board secretary.

  • Rita Sülly
    Rita Sülly President

    Rita is a Tertiary and Masters qualified senior executive with International and Australian corporate experience. Rita joined the Arpad Committee in 2019.

  • Christina Janka
    Christina Janka Committee member

    Christina’s professional training was in secondary teaching and translation. There is a strong Hungarian background from younger years as a Hungarian scout. Working years were spent in schools, migrant centres, overseas language schools (Munich), the corporate sector and recently 10 years of (lifestyle) diversional therapy at Villa Maria, Mercy Health and Tabulam and Templar. She has served on various community committees (National Trust, German/Australian Welfare) over 20 years and reared a large family of six children. Her commitment to the management committee is to actively build the community and assist in wellness programs of Arpad residents.

  • Éva Simó
    Éva Simó Committee member

    Appointed to the Árpád Committee in 2020. Éva brings significant board and management experience, together with a detailed knowledge in aged care. Éva has held a range of senior roles in the not-for-profit sector including CFO and most recently CEO. Éva holds a Masters in Accounting, Bachelor of Marketing and is CPA qualified, and she is of a Hungarian background.

  • Gábor Jandó
    Gábor Jandó Committee member

    Gábor has 41 years of Airline Transport operations experience. This includes 26 years of operating with over 100 different nationalities from all parts of the world. His training covered areas of safety culture and practices, managing crew and passengers and making time critical decisions (both medical and operational). Resource management was an essential tool for the execution of the above tasks. His experiences will be great benefit to Árpád. Gábor joined the Committee in 2020.

  • Jennifer Cole
    Jennifer Cole Committee member

    Jenny is a Pharmacist with 20+ years experience working in residential aged care. She has worked at Arpad & various other facilities for nearly 10 years as an independent accredited pharmacist conducting medication reviews in conjunction with the doctors & helping Arpad to meet accreditation standards. She is looking forward to bringing her experience to the Arpad Board to help Arpad to continue to provide high quality care for its residents.

  • Judith Juricskay
    Judith Juricskay Committee member

    Judith has over 30 years experience in the field of accounting and office management. Over that time she has held a number of volunteer positions both as Treasurer and President of various sporting associations. She brings these experiences to help achieve a positive and forward looking future to the Árpád community.

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