After some time in other specialty areas, she decided her passion for age care would not dissipate.
From 1982-1984 Mary Anne worked between several areas including age care until in late 1984 she committed to Age Care on a permanent basis and have remained so since.
With her mother, she jointly purchased an Age Care Facility at the end of 1984 and since this date they have expanded twice and rebuilt once.
She has seen many changes in Residential Age Care throughout this time both legislatively (not always beneficial) and clinically (which she is pleased to say is for the benefit of the elderly and clinical practice).
Currently Mary Anne is the Chairperson of the Residential Age Care Committee at LASAQ and on the Board of LASAQ, having also served on the Federal Board of ANHECA which became ACAA until the formation of LASA nationally.
Mary Anne currently participates on the Federal Residential Advisory Group and is a proud member of NIMAC, a Queensland based organisation for nurses in age care.
She holds a Trainer and Assessor Qualification and currently work as the Director of Nursing and Facility Manager of her standalone 63 place facility.