Our Staff

Directors - Marise Goddard-Jones,  Leslie Gevers


Marise Goddard Jones

Marise has been consulting to the health and human services sector since 2000. During this time she has worked extensively in the aged and community care sector and the human services sectors as an Aged Care Quality Assessor, Lead Quality Auditor and consultant working with a range of service providers including Aboriginal people in the health sector in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields regions.

Marise is a Registered Nurse and an accomplished trainer and communicator specialising in developing and providing training programs in the aged and community care sector and is very familiar with adult learning principles. Marise is on the Panel of Nurse Advisers for the Department of Health and Ageing and has assisted several aged care providers improve their processes to comply with the requirements of the Aged Care Accreditation Standards.

Marise has also had extensive experience in the acute health sector and knowledge of the full range of health and community services through her work as a consultant and a Lead Quality Auditor. Marise has conducted numerous reviews of organisations across many different funding program areas.


Leslie Gevers

Leslie has been consulting to the human services sector since 1986. During this time he has worked across a broad range of programs including the Home and Community Care Program, Supported Accommodation Assistance Program; residential aged care, the Family Support Program; Indigenous programs and domestic violence programs. In particular Leslie has conducted numerous reviews of non-government organisations across these programs.

Leslie’s work has frequently involved working with Indigenous and marginalised individuals and communities throughout Western Australia and he has developed excellent communication skills appropriate to a diverse range of stakeholders including service clients, service staff and management, and government representatives and other organisations such as unions and peak agencies.

Leslie has also been instrumental in developing a number of important resources for the non-government sector including, ‘Managing a Community Organisation in Australia’, which is widely used throughout Australia in community organisations and in education centres. Leslie, with Marise, has also published ‘Continuous Improvement in Aged Care Services’ and developed a suite of tools for residential and community care service providers.

Leslie, together with Marise, is responsible for implementing and overseeing all GGJ projects and provides IT support and processing and analysis of data.

Contracted Consultants:

Ann-Marie Phegley is a registered nurse and has a wealth of experience assessing health and human service organisations against a range of accreditation frameworks including ISO 9001 and the Aged Care Accreditation Standards.

Project Support:

Jacqui Hartill has worked as a project officer for GGJ for the last 12 years. Jacqui is an accomplished telephone interviewer and has worked with GGJ in the conduct of literature reviews, data collation and telephone interviews.

Jamie Eslick has worked with GGJ for several years as an Information Management Project Officer. Jamie has several years experience in software develoment, including spreadsheet and database applications. He is also experienced in data analysis and statistics applications.