Leading St John’s Community Care
from the beginning and into the future.

St John’s Community Care is backed by a diverse board of directors who share a passion for quality care services and a desire to fulfill and exceed the requirements of Queenslanders in need.


Theo Bacalakis


Theo is the Chairperson, founding member of the board of St John’s and led the establishment of the organisation. Theo is dedicated and committed to caring for our community, people in need and ensuring they receive the best care.


Charles Gianarakis

Deputy Chairperson

Charles joined the board in 1997 and is dedicated to providing services to support the aged and persons with a disability to ensure that they feel included, valued and safe.


Les Lazarus


Les has been a director of a local steel fabrication business in Cairns for the past 26 years. Using this business knowledge and experience, he is committed to assisting St John’s Community Care to deliver premium services to the community.


Peter Mappas


Peter has a long association supporting not for profit community organisations in North Queensland and is a strong advocate for community care that offer choice and opportunity.


Father Menelaos


Father Menelaos is the parish priest at St John’s and is committed to caring for the needs of our staff and clients. As the St John’s Chaplin Father provides support and counselling.


Thomas Triantafillou


Thomas came from Greece, he has a long and hard working background in volunteering for the Parish and community in Queensland. Passionate and dedicated to helping the frail aged and young people with disabilities.


Gerry Vallianos


Gerry has a Bachelor of Commerce and successfully manages a number of businesses in retail, hospitality and tourism. He is an active participant in the local community in particular the aged and disability sector. He is a professional, educated and well-established businessman.