Ruth Thompson

Chief Executive Officer

Ruth has been the Chief Executive Officer of Mid Coast Communities since 2009 and has been working in the community services sector for since 1982. Ruth is passionate about ensuring…

Colin Simmons

Chief Financial Officer

Colin joined Mid Coast Communities as Chief Financial Officer in June 2017. His previous experience includes Chief Financial Officer of a large not-for-profit community organisation, Group Accountant for an ASX-listed…

Terry Robb

Executive Manager: Service Delivery and Quality

Terry brings more than 17 years’ experience in the community sector in Australia and internationally to Mid Coast Communities. His previous work with a diverse range of organisations has focused…

Nicki Clarke

Executive Manager: Operations

Nicki has worked in a variety of industries in her working life, mainly in operational roles.  She enjoys the challenges that managing operations brings, and believes it is a role…

Yvonne Briggs

Executive Manager: Communications

Yvonne joined Mid Coast Communities in August 2018. Yvonne has more than 25 years of experience working in the television industry, managing broadcast production and venue operations on major global…

Sue Currie

Program Manager: Families, Young People and Communities

Sue has over 40 years’ experience in a range of community care and health settings and has been with Mid Coast Communities since 2010. Sue holds a Bachelor of Social…

Charity Peabody

Regional Manager: NDIS Local Area Coordination

Charity has recently moved to Australia from the UK, and brings with her more than 12 years of experience in the UK healthcare industry. This period included 9 years in…

Melanie O’Dell

Community Capacity Building Manager: NDIS Local Area Coordination

Melanie holds a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Newcastle with a major in Family and Community Welfare. Since graduating in 2011, Melanie has developed her experience working with…

Bruce Edwards

Team Leader: Families, Young People and Communities

Bruce joined the Mid Coast Communities’ Groundworks team in April 2019, after settling on the Coffs Coast following 6 years spent working with a faith-based NGO in Fiji. With a…

Sharen Philp

Team Leader: NDIS LOCAL AREA COORDINATION

Sharen has worked within diverse sectors including within the Disability, Community, Aged Care and Youth sectors. She has an Advanced Diploma in Community Service Sector Management, an Advanced Diploma in…

Stacy Pankhurst

Team Leader: NDIS Local Area Coordination

Stacy has worked in a variety of case management and leadership roles within the health, disability and human services industries and her qualifications include a Diploma of Community Welfare and…