Fronditha Care’s Female Trailblazers

More than 80 per cent of Fronditha Care’s workforce is female. Read about some of their unique life experiences in honour of International Women’s Day.

ANGELA COX

Residential Care Manager Templestowe

ANGELA COX

Residential Care Manager Templestowe

I think I’ve lived in 34 different places and been to over 10 different schools. It has been difficult for me to maintain friendships becaus…

MARIA KAITATZIS

Chef, Templestowe

MARIA KAITATZIS

Chef, Templestowe

I lived in Greece for 35 years. I was born there, I was married there and I had kids there. After the economic crisis hit Greece, I saw thin…

KATHLEEN FISHER

Executive Manager Human Resources

KATHLEEN FISHER

Executive Manager Human Resources

The saddest moment of my life was when my sister died. I didn’t realise how much that would impact me. She was brilliant, she was studying t…

ADELE ROMPANTE

Cleaner

ADELE ROMPANTE

Cleaner

The beginning was not too good. You don’t have family, you don’t have anyone, I was not speaking English. I only knew one word, “yes”. Even…

DIMITRA OIKONOMOU

Lifestyle & Activity Officer

DIMITRA OIKONOMOU

Lifestyle & Activity Officer

If I could give my younger self advice I would say: Leave behind whatever makes you unhappy, without a second thought. Years are passing us…

ROSE PIKIS

Personal Care Assistant

ROSE PIKIS

Personal Care Assistant

I lived in the country, then moved to Melbourne in my early 20s, but then my father got sick with cancer. I was the only one of my siblings…

KATHY SFEROPOULOS

Deputy Residential Care Manager Thornbury

KATHY SFEROPOULOS

Deputy Residential Care Manager Thornbury

I listen. That’s all I do. I empathise with people. I’ve always been that way. I’ve always been about listening rather than speaking. I’m mo…

HELENI BAGIARTAKIS

Executive Manager of Community Services & Planning

HELENI BAGIARTAKIS

Executive Manager of Community Services & Planning

My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumour. That came right out of left field. He woke up one morning and he had no feeling on the right s…

POOJA KUMAR

Nurse

POOJA KUMAR

Nurse

I used to be a sales manager for Royal Caribbean Cruises and Delta Airlines. Totally different to nursing. But when I came to Australia with…

SOULA CARGAKIS

Board, Vice President

SOULA CARGAKIS

Board, Vice President

My mother was a woman who, from a teenager, was all about a cause and giving to the community.  She was so smart, much cleverer than me. She…

VICKI DERBAS

Brokerage Services Coordinator

VICKI DERBAS

Brokerage Services Coordinator

I got married because I thought I’d have my freedom. When I was 19, I wasn’t allowed to go out. Nine o’clock I had to be home. I didn’t have…

WENDY SHEEN

Administration Officer

WENDY SHEEN

Administration Officer

The happiest moment of my life would have to be when it all started, I married my wonderful husband Gary at St Johns Anglican Church on a ve…

JENNY ANASTOPOULOS

Nurse

JENNY ANASTOPOULOS

Nurse

I just lost my mum two weeks ago. She was here, in the nursing home. Every time I open the door I think I’m going to find her there. She was…

FAYE SPITERI

President

FAYE SPITERI

President

I’ve been so lucky to have so many amazing women in my life – all have influenced me in different ways. I only met my grandmothers briefly o…