Our Leadership Team
Board of Directors
Chris Pfeiffer - Chairman
Chris has been involved in many boards over the years including:
Deputy President of the Printing Industries of Australia
President of the Printing Industries Association of South Australia
Board Chair of the Christian Bookselling Association of Australia
Board Chair of the Lutheran Church of Australia Board for Lay Ministry
Member of the South Australian Tourism Accreditation Board
He currently serves the following organisations:
Board Chair, Tanunda Lutheran Home Inc.
Board Chair, Tourism Barossa Inc.
Board Member, Barossa Trust Mark
Board Member, Yirara College, Alice Springs
Member of the Finke River Mission board of the Lutheran Church of Australia
He has been General Manager of Openbook Publishers, was a co-founder of Whistler Wines in the Barossa Valley and former owner of Whistler Farm Bed & Breakfast with his wife.
He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Judy McDonald - Deputy Chairperson
Dr Judy McDonald Bsc; MBBS; LRCP; MRCS; FACRRM
Judy grew up in England and undertook her medical degree at The Royal Free Hospital School Of Medicine in London between 1968 and 1974.
In 1976 after working in London for 2 years, she travelled overland to Australia in a combi van.
She worked in Adelaide in various locations until 2004.
She has always had an interest in Aboriginal Health and has spent more than 28 years conducting fly in fly out clinics to Aboriginal communities in Ceduna and Coober Pedy.
She is married to Steve and they have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. They moved to the Barossa in 2006 and are active members of Zion Lutheran Church, Angaston.
Judy became a partner at Angaston Medical in 2007.
Judy retired from AMC in 2015 but continues her fly in fly out work.
In 2016 Judy's 92 year old mother was admitted to TLH as a resident and was there until she passed away in May 2018.
Judy's long experience as a General Practitioner gives her the insight into the
clinical care of residents.
Judy considers it to be a privilege to serve as a member of the Board of Tanunda Lutheran Home.
Stephen Grieger - Board Member
Stephen Grieger has been a member of CPA Australia for over 35 years.
He is currently the Business Manager at Faith Lutheran College Tanunda, and held similar roles at Trinity Lutheran College Mildura and Rostrevor College Adelaide.
He had previously been employed by Tip Top Bakeries Adelaide for 26 years, the final 12 years as State Financial Controller.
Stephen brings knowledge and experience in financial aspects and governance to the Board of Tanunda Lutheran Homes.
James Bartsch - Board Member
James attended Tanunda Lutheran Primary School and Nuriootpa High School.
He is a member of Tabor Lutheran Church at Tanunda.
He started work as a carpenter with B.V. Rohrlach Builder in 1971 building projects for Tanunda Lutheran Homes including the Fourth Street Units, Falkenberg Wing, Rothe + Steicke Wings plus upgrades on many others areas within TLH.
James commenced J.A. Bartsch General Builders in 1982 and Bartsch Builders Pty Ltd was established in 2002 and with the involvement of James’s Son Luke in 2012 Bartsch Homes was formed.
44 Years after commencing his apprenticeship and with a wealth of building knowledge behind him; James is hoping to help plan for the future direction of Tanunda Lutheran Home.
Karen Dutschke - Board Member
Karen began her career with the Royal Adelaide Hospital where she trained as an Enrolled Nurse. Since then she has worked at the Woodville Spastic Centre, which she enjoyed thoroughly, the Yalata Aboriginal Mission, CHAP and she now works for the Tanunda and Angaston Hospital.
Karen's father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2005/2006 and was placed in a Nursing Home in 2008. She has an empathy and a understanding to the aged care process as she knows all too well 'how it feels'. Her mother lives in an independent living environment, which she loves and Karen visits often.
Karen is very involved at the St Pauls Lutheran Church in Tanunda and has a strong faith. She loves life and enjoys playing the guitar and singing.
Andrew Schilling - Board Member
Andrew Schilling has worked in Technology since 1984 where he originally trained as an Electrical Mechanic.
Since then through his passionate interest in Electronics, Computing and general Technology was promoted to an Electronic Design Engineer and later moved into the field of Information Technology Engineering and Management.
Having worked on an ISO9001 Quality System implementation and being responsible for many technology changes and upgrades now works as the Information Services Infrastructure and Risk Manager at Yalumba Wine Company in the Barossa Valley.
Andrews role now carries responsibility for all aspects of Information Service Infrastructure Management at Yalumba Wine Company Globally and brings with him expertise in managing Teams through change, Technology and Process Improvement.
Andrew is also a Committed Member and Participant in the Music Ministry at Bethany Lutheran Church.
Elizabeth McGregor - Board Member
Liz was a police officer for 35 years, retiring in 2014. During her career she served as a detective and at Internal Investigation and Anti-Corruption branches. She has a strong background as a trainer, including assessment, subject design and delivery to all ranks across SAPOL.
During the 1990s Liz held the full time position of Police Welfare Officer providing assistance to police with personal or workplace
difficulties. She chaired the SAPOL Disability Focus Group making regular submissions to the Senior Executive Group to improve the workplace for members living with a disability.
Liz has personal experience in the aged care sector as her mother suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. With no other family in South Australia, she cared for her mum and sourced the most appropriate support and residential care.
She is a former member of the Barossa and Districts Health Advisory Council. She was a member of Kidney Health Australia’s South Australian Consumer Committee. Other board experience includes the Committee of Management of the Police Association of South Australia.
Liz resides in Tanunda with her husband Ken and is a member of Langmeil Lutheran Church.
Elaine Johnson - Board Member
Elaine has lived in the Barossa for a major part of her life and values the Barossa’s rich cultural traditions, Christian beliefs and
values, and the strong community spirit.
She has worked in the aged care/health education sector for over 10 years and has held numerous management/leadership roles in the not for profit and public sector.
Highlights of her professional career include:
- working with Tanunda Lutheran Home’s skilled volunteer workforce to enhance the lives and well-being of residents;
- an executive management position with Abbeyfield Aged Care Facility and the project management of their major residential care building project;
- over 10 years of service to Openbook Publishers in the sectors of retail customer service, trade distribution and marketing;
- involvement in other community development initiatives at a local government and church level.
Her current finance role with Flinders University Rural Health South Australia provides an ongoing opportunity to contribute to the
development of a rural health medical and multidisciplinary workforce.
Elaine is a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation, a graduate of Flinders University New Venture Institute and holds a Masters in Management. Her Master’s thesis, ‘Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement in the Barossa Region’ was inspired by the Barossa’s philanthropic spirit and the contribution that it has made to the Barossa community.
David Preuss - Board Member
David has served parishes in WA (as a Vicar), Queensland and South Australia (Langmeil Church, Tanunda, and Lobethal).
With over 30 years experience in Parish ministry, he has served the church in many different capacities,
including a stint as chaplain at a large aged care facility in Queensland.
Dave has a heart for people.
Lee Martin - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Lee Martin was appointed to the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer / Director of Nursing at Tanunda Lutheran Home in October 2014. He has overall responsibility for:
- General and clinical services of the aged care facility
- The management and development of the Retirement Village and Independent Living Units within the Barossa Region.
- Fostering change to optimise performance.
Lee began his working career as a motor mechanic prior to completing his Enrolled Nurse and Registered Nurse training at Port Pirie Hospital, followed by Psychiatric training at the Hillcrest Hospital in Adelaide. He joined the Army as a military nurse in 1982 and resigned his involvement after 33 years at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
He has completed a degree in Health Science and various management courses.
Prior to this position Lee has spent more than 20 years serving as Executive Officer, General Manager, Director of Nursing or Senior Health Officer in some very large health and aged care establishments in four states of Australia. Lee was deployed in Darwin as Chief of Staff during the intervention into Indigenous issues in the Northern Territory - coordinating health surveys and managing the logistics for the construction of safe houses and other major services throughout the Northern Territory.
Cherie Cheyne - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Cherie joined the Tanunda Lutheran Home team in 2005. Prior to this, Cherie worked in a range of roles within the Education Department for over five years.
Recently, she has completed her Masters in Business Administration with the support of Tanunda Lutheran Home. Cherie has qualifications in information technology, business and accounting.
Cherie has a integral role in the management, oversight and development of new computer systems as well as the management of the financial performance, controls and reporting of Tanunda Lutheran Home.
Kim Hahn - People, Culture and Customer Service Manager
With 10 years of experience within the Disability sector Kim Joined TLH in 2011 as a member of the Hospitality Team.
Kim was supported by the Board of Directors to undertake Certificate lV in Frontline Management, the Diploma of Human Resource Management and the Flinders University; Lean Thinking-Process Redesign in Health and Aged Care course.
Kim was appointed as TLH’s first HR Administrator in January 2015 and in December 2016 as the People and Culture Manager.
Kim is a professional member of the Australian Human Resource Institute and her overarching responsibilities include culture development, workforce planning, recruitment, industrial and employee relations, training and development, RTW, WHS and rostering.
Kim is passionate about the development of a workforce that is authentic in their commitment to the values of TLH.