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Sue's nursing career commenced in 1977 at the Royal
Newcastle Hospital at a time when nurses resided
in the nurse's home and discipline was strict. On
completion of her studies Sue graduated as a registerd
nurse. In 1980 she joined the team at Newcastle &
District Nursing Service. NDNS was established in
1975 by Sr Jan Stevens who recognised the need for
community nurses to compliment the over-extended
health system at the time. NDNS was the first private
nursing agency established in the region.
In 1990 Sue purchased NDNS, continuing to provide
nursing and home care services within the region The
business has grown successfully over the past 20
years and to this day Sue continues in the role of CEO
and DON of NDNS. In 2006 NDNS relocated to new
premises at Shortland to accommodate the growth of
the business and expand in other areas.
Sue has a wealth of experience across a number of
fields to her role. She holds a Diploma in Business,
and has been a Workplace Trainer and Assessor for
more than fifteen years facilitating internal and external
training for Corporate Organisations.
Predominantly, NDNS services the Veteran Community
of Newcastle. Over the years Sue has overseen many
changes due to legislation requirements. She is
dedicated in co-coordinating services to meet the needs
of her clients with the ultimate outcome to allow them
to remain in their own homes for as long as possible.
Sue has a very high retention rate of staff due to her
flexibility in working hours. Her team is very loyal and
dedicated to their work. This gives continuity of care to
her clients resulting in excellent service delivery.
Sue has touched many lives of people in the Hunter
in a positive way. She will continue to strive to
accommodate the needs of the community and
can ensure that NDNS is equipped to meet future
challenges that come her way.
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was a police investigation late in the year over a letter she
received that contained a bullet.
McKay will have to fight the other non-sporting member
of this top 10 list, John Tate, at the next state election as he
has already announced he will stand for the seat. McKay
defeated Tate by just 786 votes at the 2007 election.
6. BRANKO CULINA
Culina was at the Newcastle Jets as technical director when
Gary van Egmond departed and he moved into the hot
seat of team manager for the start of the 2009-10 season.
Born in 1957 in Zadar, Croatia, he came to Australia aged
10 and began a senior soccer career when he was aged
15 and peaked at National Soccer League level before his
retirement in 1988. He moved into coaching with mixed
success at a number of clubs, taking over the Sydney City
A-League team in 2007. He was sacked mid-season.
Culina has two sporting sons, former Olyroo Dean
Culina and Socceroo Jason Culina.
7. JOHN TATE
Elected to Newcastle City Council in 1980, Tate became
Lord Mayor 19 years later and was re-elected in 2008, so
has presided over the city since 1999.
He stood as an independent for the NSW state election
in 2007 but was defeated by the ALP's Jodi McKay.
Tate, 65, chairs a number of council committees, sits
on many Hunter boards and is patron of numerous
organisations. He is deputy chairman of Regional
Development Australia and when an Australian Major Cities
Working Group was formed last year he was elected co-chair.
8. CON CONSTANTINE
A Cypriot-Australian businessman who came to Australia
when he was aged 10, Constantine owns the Newcastle
United Jets and has numerous business interests in
Born in 1945, he started work in a takeaway food store
and went on to sell house plants before he built Sydney's
Parklea Markets in 1985, which have gone on to become a
premier retail destination and helped Constantine amass a
fortune estimated at $100 million last year.
Among his business interests in Newcastle he is believed
to have outlayed at least $15 million on the Jets, is a
property owner with The Store and other West End
properties, has some community newspapers under
his umbrella, has talked about building a casino and
privatising the Knights, has locked horns with residents
over other developments and is known to be a generous
contributor to a number of charities.
9. ADAM MACDOUGALL
Born in Sydney in 1975, ''Mad Dog'' MacDougall is the
grand old man of the Newcastle Knights backline, where
he plays as a centre or winger.
Now in his 16th season in first grade, he began with the
Roosters in 1995 then played with the Knights from 1997
to 2003 before going to South Sydney for a stint before
returning to Newcastle in 2007.
He has represented both the NSW Blues and the
national team five times.
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