Ruth has been the Chief Executive Officer of Mid Coast Communities since 2009 and has been working in the community services sector for over 30 years. Ruth is passionate about delivering high quality services that build the capacity of people, communities and the Community Service sector. Ruth is also passionate about building workplace environments that value and empower staff to fulfil their potential and to be happy at work. Ruth believes that good leaders inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more. Ruth holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences, an Advanced Diploma in Management: Social Enterprise, an Associate Diploma of Diversional Therapy and Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.