Jenni Beetson-Mortimer

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.

Shaun McPherson

Community Services Manager

Shaun has been working in the community services and health sectors for over 20 years, and has managed therapeutic teams for close to 15 years. Shaun has a range of government, not for profit and community services experience in health-related fields. Shaun holds post graduate qualifications in adolescent health and welfare, and in business management, which contribute to his abilities in developing and supporting innovative service systems across our community services team.

Jodi Burley

Business Support Manager

Jodi manages the accounting, human resources and IT 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.

Fiona Batterham

Program Development Manager

PhotoFiona has over fifteen years of experience in the field of human resources and has worked with Community Gateway for over six years. Throughout her career, Fiona has had extensive experience working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver major projects, and has worked in Australia, and overseas. Fiona holds a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences, a Graduate Certificate in Employment Relations and is currently undertaking a Masters qualification in Social Work.

Many tracks, one road, sustaining community.


Community Gateway is a registered charity and QIP accredited, assessed against the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Services 7th Edition Standards.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and meet, and offer our respect to their elders, past, present and future.

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