WHO WE ARE

Robin Trust is a non-profit organisation, delivering excellent nursing and home-based care in line with our Christian ethos.

We are a team of dedicated professionals with one goal in mind: Providing skilled and compassioned health care to our clients. Our clients range from individuals requiring homebased care to those in need of medical rehabilitation at our sub-acute facility located in the Oude Molen Eco Village in Pinelands.

Robin Trust also operates a Homebased Care College providing sought-after training to students.

Care at Home
Founded by Lesley McLeod-Downes

Robin Trust’s Founder, Leslie McLeod-Downes.

OUR HISTORY

Robin Trust was founded in 1993 by nurse Leslie McLeod-Downes. Her ailing daughter, Robyn, required specialised nursing care and Leslie recognised the lack of qualified carers in the Cape Town area.

This is how Leslie’s vision for Robin Trust was born. She started to train carers to provide home-based care services via an agency.

MEET OUR TRUSTEES

Cathy Miller

Cathy Miller

Chairperson of Trustees and Trustee since 2003
Cathy is a retired physiotherapist. She is a passionate about providing opportunities for women from previously disadvantaged communities and developing their skills. She is also an advocate for the continuous development of the best dementia care.
Rizelle Maria Sampson

Rizelle Maria Sampson

Trustee since 2021
Rizelle has extensive experience at a strategic and operational level in the energy, ICT, education, media and financial services and mining industries. She has a Masters of Management in Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation from Wits Business School. She is an experienced director having served on various boards. Rizelle is also a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni.
Samuel William Moore

Samuel William Moore

Trustee since 2014
Sam is a retired Professor of General and Paediatric Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch. He served as chairman of the Association of Paediatric Surgeons and was a council member of the College of Paediatric Surgery. In 2014, he was awarded the Denis Brown Medal for an outstanding contribution to Paediatric Surgery by the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons.
Pastor Panny Shomang

Pastor Panny Shomang

Pastor
Pastor Panny is a retired professional nurse whose identity lies in Christ. During her career as a nurse, she worked nationally and internationally until her retirement. In 2017, she joined Robin Trust as a clinical pastor and counsellor (Chaplain) after studying clinical pastoral care and counselling at Hospivision, an affiliation of the University of Pretoria.
John Hugo Fischer

John Hugo Fischer

Trustee since 2006
John has a PhD in Systematic Theology and has been part of the International Vineyard Church's mission task force. He has also served on the National leadership of Vineyard South Africa and has lectured in various theological facilities.
Molemoeng Shebi-Magadla

Molemoeng Shebi-Magadla

Trustee since 2020
Molemoeng is a registered professional nurse currently employed at a Private Hospital Group. She also has experience as a psychiatric nurse, hospice nurse, part-time lecturer, clinical supervisor and a regional site manager at a non-profit organisation. Her qualifications include B Cur, BA Hons Psychology, MA Research Psychology (all from UWC), B Tech Occupational Nursing (CPUT) and Nursing Administration (NWU).
Chris Woolnough

Chris Woolnough

Trustee since 1989
BSc in Economics from London, member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport South Africa, Vice Chairman of the Helen Keller Society and retired as finance manager of a large passenger transport company.

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

General Manager Corlea Viljoen

Corlea Viljoen

General Manager since 2018 and Manager of the Homebased Care College
Corlea is a registered professional nurse who served for over 40 years in the medical field. At the peak of her nursing career, she was promoted to Theatre Matron at the Vincent Palotti hospital. In 2016, Corlea joined Robin Trust as Agency Manager. Her hands-on problem-solving ability under challenging circumstances combined with a passion for her clients and staff lead to her promotion to General Manager in 2018.
Gerard Hillman

Gerard Hillman

Finance and Administration Manager
Alicia Naidoo

Alicia Naidoo

Nursing Services Manager
Maureen Esterhuizen

Maureen Esterhuizen

HR Manager
Aletia Ritter

Aletia Ritter

Marketing Manager