Carmel Hurst OAM, R.N., is a nurse whose experience of arranging a Homeshare-type match for her mother was the inspiration for the establishment of Homeshare in Victoria, Australia. Carmel convened the group that founded Homeshare in Melbourne, and was a much-loved part of HANZA for many years. She was an inspiration to all of us to work hard, and we were very sad to see her finish her formal role on the Committee when she retired at the 2018 AGM — however, she has promised to stay involved with HANZA and continue to spread the word about Homeshare.