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
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 Chair, Barossa Trust Mark
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 currently owns Whistler Farm Bed & Breakfast with his wife.
He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Nick Schuster - Deputy Chairman
Nick Schuster has been a member of CPA Australia for over 12 years
He is an authorised financial planner and tax agent
He has contributed to the governance of the Tanunda Lutheran
Home Board for over 12 years.
He brings knowledge and experience in the financial aspects of aged care to the governance of Tanunda Lutheran Home.
Joan Lindner - Board Member
Graduated with Concordia College Lutheran Teachers certificate and Diploma of Education as a primary school teacher.
Always involved on many committees while assisting my husband Cliff with our Vineyard and now with the assistance of a Manager.
Held many committee positions on the Tanunda Women’s Agricultural Bureau.
Exhibited cookery at Tanunda and Adelaide Shows for many years and currently Judge at several shows.
Member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Rowland Flat. Served as Sunday School Supervisor and Teacher. Have held all positions on the committee of the Women’s Fellowship many times, but currently Treasurer. Currently Church Treasurer, Church and Parish member and Organist.
Past President of TLH Ladies Auxiliary and currently Board representative on their committee. My term as being a Board member included a Treasurer for a short term until office staff were appointed and I set up the canteen. I was very involved with the Fund Raising committee and events with which my husband supported me. Currently Board member.
Rev Max Stollznow - Board Member
Retired Lutheran Pastor
Graduated 1971, worked in Aboriginal missions in Central Australia, Parish Pastor, Chaplain, Parish Pastor New Zealand.
Administration, Vice President of Lutheran Church in South Australia and New Zealand. South Australia and New Zealand.
Married to Rosemary, three Children and 7 grandchildren.
Board of Lutheran Archives.
Outside of Church activities: Consumer Consultant for Healthscope. Member of rotary in Barossa and in New Zealand. Loves fishing, gardening, and travel.
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
Elizabeth (Liz) resides in Tanunda with her husband Ken and is a member of Langmeil Lutheran Church.
Liz was a police officer for 35 years before retiring in 2014. During her career she was a detective at various criminal investigation branches. She also served at Internal Investigation Branch and Anti-Corruption Branch. Liz has a strong background as a trainer, having spent many years training and assessing police recruits and probationary constables. For several years she administered trainee probation across the State ensuring that these individuals were suitable for permanent appointment to the rank of constable.
Liz was a police welfare officer for 3 years. This full time position involved providing assistance to police employees who were having personal or workplace difficulties. Liz chaired the SAPOL Disability Focus Group which comprised police employees living with a disability. In this role she sought to improve the workplace for these members by making regular submissions to the Senior Executive Group.
Liz is a former member of the Barossa and Districts Health Advisory Council. She was also a member of Kidney Health Australia’s South Australian Consumer Committee.
Other board experience includes 6 years on the Committee of Management of the Police Association of South Australia.
Judy McDonald - Board Member
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.
Cindy Penn - Care Manager