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 more than 30 years of experience in a range of community care and health settings, including in leadership roles.  Sue holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences, a Certificate…

Candice Ryall

Program Manager: NDIS Local Area Coordination

Candice has been working in the community services sector since 2005 and holds a Diploma in Community Services and Leadership. Candice is very passionate about empowering and motivating people to…

Melanie O’Dell

Program Manager: Ability Links

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…

Paula Dowd

Community Engagement Manager: NDIS Local Area Coordination

Paula has more than 25 years of experience leading community engagement, marketing, sponsorship, communications, event management, PR and advertising campaigns for not for profit organisations, commercial companies and advertising agencies…

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…

Justin Gaetano

RESEARCH ANALYST

Justin grew up in the Coffs Harbour area, and still lives in the locality with his wife, 3 human and 2 feline children. Justin has a PhD and 1st class…

Sarah Myles

Team Leader: Ability Links

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Health & Rehabilitation Science from Charles Sturt University.  Since graduating in 2014 she has been working with people with disability and the community, with a…