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Tracey Peterson


Tracey has a strong background in the Aged Care Industry, with a primary focus on the not-for-profit sector. Tracey has a Bachelor of Nursing, Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care, and a Master of Clinical Nursing specializing in Gerontology. She has a passion for Dementia care and ensuring that those living with dementia receive the best care available. Tracey has been with Akooramak since March 2022, first as (acting) Director of Care before transitioning to the CEO role in January 2023.


Director of Care

Kerry started as a Personal Carer in 2000, where she developed an understanding and appreciation for working in the aged care sector. Kerry obtained her Bachelor of Nursing and has been working in the industry for over 20 years. Kerry recognises that aged care is a specialty nursing pathway and understands the complex health needs of our older residents. Kerry has worked as an RN in a variety of clinical settings and always returned to her love of aged care. Kerry has been the Director of Care at Akooramak since January 2023, prior to this she was employed with Akooramak as a clinical nurse consultant. As Director of Care, Kerry aims to develop high standards of practice from all clinical staff while committing to a focus of person-centered care for all our residents and implement changes and policies as governed by the aged care sector.
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Don Stewart

Board member

Born in Esk, Qld, and lucky to have very supportive parents. Grew up in Bundaberg, attended Teachers’ College and taught primary classes in regional and country towns of Qld for 20 years. Became an Ampol fuel distributor in Warwick for 8 years and then owned a sheet-metal workshop to now. Married to Elaine for 46 years with two sons, a daughter and 6 young grandchildren. I child-mind occasionally, play golf regularly but poorly, and have been on the Akooramak board for 21 years.
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Tracey Miller

Admissions Finance officer

Tracey was born and raised in Warwick and after working away in Brisbane and Toowoomba during my early 20’s. Tracey returned to Warwick to marry and raise my family, also becoming involved in a number of local committees and sporting groups over the years. She has worked at Akooramak since 2015 in Administration and in March 2023 was offered to role of Admissions Finance officer. This role entails processing of the resident billing and managing the income and expenditure of our client’s home care packages. Tracey also assist families in explaining the financial requirements that are part of entering into Aged Care.
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Barbara Leeanne Mapes

Lifestyle Coordinator

I was originally a city girl from Perth, Western Australia, and grew up on the coast. I spent my twenties traveling the world before meeting my husband Noel on a working holiday in Queensland. Our 2 children were born in St. Lawrence. We returned to Warwick, my husband's hometown, and purchased a property in Junnabee. I love to swim, go to live theatre, and once a month go to an art class. The best part of my job is watching the residents’ faces light up when they do an activity. The lifestyle team is constantly working on activities to keep our residents' smiling. If our team can dream it up - WE will do it.
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Tony Davidson

Maintenance Coordinator

Hello. My name is Tony Davidson. I have been with Akooramak for almost 30 years. I strive to maintain our great facility to the best my team and I can. I have three people working with me on my team. I am a father of 7 with 2 grandchildren. During my downtime, I love spending time with my wife of 18 years and home educating our six children. I also enjoy reading comics, drawing, and annoying my wife. Say hello if you see me walking around!