Our Facility Management Team


Roxanne and Rhea


Clinical Manager

Roxanne ably led the Registered Nurse team as Clinical Manager of Millvale House Waikanae for three years prior to her appointment as Clinical Manager at Millvale Lodge Lindale. Having originally qualified as a Registered Nurse in the Philippines, Roxanne spent two years working as a medical surgical nurse and teaching nursing and English literature at university level before immigrating to New Zealand. She worked for 3 years in aged care before joining Dementia Care NZ.  

Roxanne loves making a difference to people with dementia through the simple things, assisting people to gain everyday happiness. She cherishes the moments she shares with residents and loves to see them happy. She loves sharing their journey, and is excited to be able to support our vision and values in creating a home where creating magic moments and connecting with residents is highly valued.


Operations Manager

Rhea, a Registered Nurse in her home country of the Philippines, worked for 2 years as trauma nurse before immigrating to NZ. She first came to work with our organization in November 2007, and has worked her way from a caregiver at Avonlea Dementia Care in Christchurch, through a three year tenure as Operations Coordinator of Millvale House Levin, to her present position at Millvale Lodge.

Rhea relates strongly to our organizational philosophy, vision and values and best friends approach to care. She especially looks forward to building strong, supportive relationships with residents and family members, and to establishing a calm and homely environment where family/whanau and staff form a partnership in providing loving care of the highest standard to our residents.