Teacher appointed to help the women. His first task is to get Merle Jones back from Ingleside which he does in a remarkably short time by using unconventional tactics which show his contempt for routine and bureaucracy. He chooses Kath Maxwell as his helper in order to get her reconciled with Merle (687-692). He also supplies Rita Connors with literature on cancer to help her come to understand what's wrong with her. (689)