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 Nigel Callaghan – Finance Manager

Nigel is the Finance Manager of the Lyell McEwin Volunteer Association.  Nigel began his involvement with the Volunteer Association as a volunteer in 2010 moved to a volunteer with the admin team before joining the paid staff team in November 2011.

Nigel spent most of his working life in Alice Springs before a move to Adelaide in 2000 saw him gain a bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of South Australia. He then worked with an accounting firm in Streaky Bay before a further move back to Adelaide and his role at the Lyell McEwin.

Nigel is responsible for managing the association’s finances and for overseeing our existing smaller scale fundraising activities (lotteries, entertainment book etc.) with the aim of maximising revenue return.

Nigel can be contacted at Nigel.Callaghan@sa.gov.au

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. 


Peter Hall – Manager, Northern Respite Care Services

Peter commenced with Volunteer Association 15TH February 2016, working in the office on the recruitment team. He has commenced as Manager for the Respite Care program starting on 30th August 2016. He has worked in previous programs such as the Red Cross Mate program assisting socially isolated people back into the community. He brings an extensive management background into the role. Previously Peter has worked in the Employment Services sector managing a large team for some years assisting short and long term unemployed to find employment. His motto is” Everyone has a story”, and he takes a strong interest in all people he meets. He is excited about the Respite Care program and it’s importance in the community.

Peter can be contacted at Peter.Hall5@sa.gov.au


Jill Cooper – Co-ordinator of Volunteer Services

Jill began as a Volunteer in Recruitment back in March 2013 and later that year became Leader of the Training Team.

She took up the role of Director of Volunteers in January 2016 while the previous Director began her maternity leave. This role has now changed to Co-ordinator of Volunteer Services and Jill continues to liaise between the volunteers and hospital staff.

Jill has spent most of her working life in the banking industry and consequently comes to us with a wealth of knowledge in dealing with people from assorted backgrounds. She says “banking teaches you diplomacy and empathy along with teamwork and communication skills. These attributes are a great advantage when working in a large Volunteer Organisation such as ours”.  

Jill has a dedicated and varied background in volunteering and is currently a member of PIRSA Animal Ethics Committee. She has previously been on the Board of Hamley Bridge Private Hospital and a dog obedience trainer for over 5 years.

Jill can be contacted at Jill.Cooper@sa.gov.au

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