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Napier District Masonic Trust

Our Management Team

We embrace life and living – our people, our community, their cultures, their differences.

Elmwood Clinical Nurse Manager

Jona Cabrera

Jona trained in the Philippines and has worked in various specialised areas such as neonatal intensive care, maternity delivery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, emergency and acute care.  Jona has also tutored Level 4 nursing students.

“I was first introduced to aged residential care during my CAP course 12 years ago where I developed a strong passion for dementia care. I came to realise that Aged Care was the place to be!”

Jona expresses her joy she experiences with meaningful interactions from the residents and the fulfilment she gains from the difference her simple gestures of caring makes in their journey with dementia.

“As a nurse, it gives me a genuine sense of satisfaction.”

Catering Development Manager

Biju Thomas

The Masonic Trusts Catering Development Manager brings a new and flavorsome perspective to the Masonic Trust kitchens.

Biju Thomas was born and raised in Kerala, India where his mum inspired his love of cooking as a young teenager and his goal to one day become a chef.

“One of the best parts of being a cook are the compliments I receive on my dishes from clients, residents, and friends. These compliments are what keep me going and why I love my job.”

Biju enjoys introducing new flavors and giving his clients a new perspective on the food they eat. He encourages the village residents to say “Hi” and have a chat and is always keen to listen to suggestions while building good relationships with his clients.

If it’s true, that you are what you eat, we think Biju must consume laughter and sunshine with a sprinkling of sugar.

Clinical Manager

Ramesh Sahrawat

Ramesh arrived in New Zealand from Delhi 17 years ago, to study for a Master of Health Science at University of Canterbury.

“I absolutely loved the place and soon called Christchurch home. I went on to do my Bachelor of Nursing from Otago.  My twin boys are now studying at Otago.”

Ramesh and his family moved to Hawkes Bay from Lower Hutt, where he held the position as clinical nurse educator at Hutt Hospital for 5 years.  Prior to that he was a clinical manager in Wellington and Whitby.

“My values align with the Napier District Masonic Trusts philosophy. I am passionate about delivering quality and standardised care to the older adults. I believe that the Masonic has great leadership, management and clinical teams dedicated to deliver optimal care to our residents at Masonic Taradale and Elmwood.”



Village Manager

Netty Bealing

Annette Bealing, aka Netty, is Village Manager at the Napier District Masonic Trust.

Netty came to Hawke’s Bay with her family four years ago.  She has a BA in counselling and a career which spans a number of years working in Sales and Marketing, Service Delivery and she also has a strong background in Pastoral Care.

Her role oversees the sale and purchase of our residential units, being involved in key projects and ensuring the legislative compliance of the residential villages.

Netty says “The Masonic Trusts values and vision align with who I am as a person. I love the diversity and everyday challenges of village life and most of all the connections and relationships I make with the Masonic community.”             

He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata.

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