Chief Executive Officer
Jenni holds a Master of Leadership from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Social Science degree. She is a graduate of Social Leadership Australia and has completed post graduate studies in public sector management. Jenni is chair of the NSW Financial Inclusion Network, treasurer of Homelessness NSW, treasurer of Homelessness Australia, a full member of the Planning Institute of Australia and the Institute of Managers and Leaders.
Jenni spent 15 years working in state and federal government in management, audit and project management roles. Since 2000 she has been employed in leadership roles within the NGO sector as CEO, manager, planner and community development worker.
Jenni is a descendent of the Ngemba people, originally from Brewarrina in Western NSW, and now livies in the NSW North Coast. Jenni has a strong commitment to social justice, financial inclusion, ending homelessness and grass roots community support that provides true integrated, wrap-around services to disadvantaged people.
Children’s Services Manager
Helen has worked extensively for local government and the non-government organisation sectors in the fields of child care and disability. Helen has worked with us for 20 years. Helen holds a diploma in Children’s Services, an advanced diploma in Community Sector Management as well as qualifications in community services, alcohol and other drugs. Helen is currently serving on the Network of Community Activities Board of Directors, on the Before and After School Care Reform Sector Reference Group and is completing a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies.
Jodi manages the accounting, human resources, IT and communications departments of our organisation. Jodi holds undergraduate qualifications in accounting, has over 20 years’ experience in both the corporate and welfare sectors and is a board member of RED Inc.
Warren has over 15 years of experience in governance, management and regulation, having worked extensively through the community services sector, government, legislation, service providers and funding bodies across South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Warren also has experience in internal auditing, holding diplomas in Project Management and Training and Assessment. Warren is an international speaker with a solid management background in the non-government organisation sector.
Community Support Services Acting Manager
Katie is a registered psychologist BPsych(Hons), MPsych(Monash), with extensive experience working in child, adolescent and adult mental health. Katie has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, private practice, at Headspace and within the education department as a school psychologist. Throughout her tenure as a lecturer and tutor in psychology at Southern Cross University, Katie co-authored a number of empirical research papers which were published in peer reviewed journals.
As a passionate ambassador for mental health, Katie has delivered numerous education sessions for schools, community groups and service providers, aimed at increasing awareness and reducing stigma around mental health issues and support seeking.
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Community Gateway is a registered charity and QIP accredited, assessed against the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Services 7th Edition Standards.
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