About Us

Community Gateway are a group of people who genuinely care. We provide services such as in-home care, transport assistance, cleaning services, outings for aged people and disability support, just to name a few!

Our team are passionate about creating service packages that are affordable, relevant, timely and personalised.

Community Gateway has helped hundreds of local people to gain new skills, make friends, and find a place where they can be unapologetically themselves! So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with our friendly team for more information – we’re always happy to help!

Our Commitment to you

 We will be flexible and creative in our approach and have a

‘CAN DO’ attitude 

 Actively listen with empathy and an open mind 

 We will speak and act with honesty and transparency 

 In all our communication we will be timely, open and respectful 

 We will actively work together to create a collaborative environment 

 We will take ownership of what we do to deliver quality service outcomes

Our Board Members


Jan Wetherall

Jan Wetherall is a Registered Nurse/Case Manager with over 30 years experience working in the community sector specialising in aged and disability care. Jan is passionate about high quality person centred support for people with disability and the aged which is why she joined the Community Gateway Board. Jan has served on the Community Gateway Board for nine years and is the current Chairperson

Board Member

Sharon Post

Sharon Post is a finance professional with extensive experience in the financial services industry. Specialising in technology from a finance perspective focused on implementation and change management with significant senior executive stakeholder management experience.

Board Member

George Lymbers

George Lymbers is a senior leader in Technology and Business Operations with a Degree in Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration. He is passionate about leading and driving organisational change to create significant business impact and believes that we can inspire exceptional care and wellbeing through the use of innovative technologies in the administration and delivery within Health and Aged Care Services.

Secretary/Public Officer

Trevor Phillis

Trevor Phillis is a retired Senior HR Professional. He is committed to making a difference in the community and through his experience in the private, government, not for profit and institutional organisations, brings a vast knowledge of managing organisations from development of strategic and business plans through to monitoring performance of those plans.

Board Member

Felix Aasa

Felix Aasa is a retired accountant and real estate agent. He has held a number of financial and accounting roles in employment including Financial Controller for a family owned business. He served on the board of a prominent aged care facility in Southern Sydney for 15 years and as a mentor and director of a youth outreach centre for Project Youth, Miranda Police, PCYC Sutherland and Caringbah Baptist Church. 

Board Member

Maree Kerr

Maree Kerr is an experienced CEO and General Manager within the private and not-for-profit sectors. Maree has particular interest in developing thriving cultures, supporting organisational change and is skilled in negotiations, risk management and governance.

Our Leadership Team

Director Corporate Services

John Stack

John Stack has broad financial and corporate experience through employment in banking and senior corporate financial roles spanning a period of more than 20 years. He has held responsibility for the financial management of large organisations, operating in diverse and highly regulated sectors. John has been part of organisations during period of growth and change. John’s qualifications include Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Master of Commerce (Finance), Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and Graduate Diploma Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Certified Practicing Accountant and Justice of the Peace.

Director Operations

Tegan Bezzina

Tegan Bezzina has a Bachelor Degree in Population Health and is a Case Manager with over nine years experience working in social and community services. Tegan specialises in aged and disabilities care, however; also has experience in the child protection and out of home care sector. Tegan joined Community Options in 2010 and has since spent time as a Team Leader prior to progression into her current position as Director Operations for Community Gateway. Tegan is passionate about making a difference to the lives of people with a disability and those who are ageing and is committed to the future of Community Gateway.

Director Health Services

Josephine Naughton

Jo Naughton is a Registered Nurse, with over twenty year experience as a nurse manager in public, private and not for profit organisations within Australia and Asia. She was a senior manager in a community-controlled organisation for thirteen years. Jo was involved in designing and commissioning operating room services whilst working in the private sector. She was a member of the Agency for Clinical Innovation, Rural Health Executive Committee for three years and the chairperson of GP Synergy’s (GP Registrar training organisation) practice manager’s advisory group.  Jo’s qualifications include Certificate in General Nursing, Certificate in Perioperative Nursing, Bachelor of Health (Management) and Bachelor of Health Management (Informatics).  Jo is very excited to be involved in the commencement of health services at Community Gateway.

Chief Executive Officer

Craig Thomson

Craig Thomson is a specialist change management leader, having led major transformation projects within the Government, private and not-for-profit sectors, both domestically and internationally. This includes the transformation of two leading disability NFPs into customer-centric businesses ready for the NDIS-created disability marketplace. A proven business builder, Craig has achieved significant revenue and profitability increases in the leadership positions he has held. His qualifications include Bachelor of Business (Accounting, Economics, Business Law) and he is a Certified Practicing Accountant.

Director HRM, Quality & Risk

Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith has developed and managed Quality Management Systems in many organisations, both within Government and the not-for-profit sectors. She has been instrumental in developing a continuous improvement culture within Community Gateway, which has been key to ensuring it is achieving its quality targets and providing high levels of client satisfaction. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Commerce (Management), Graduate Diploma in Aged Care Management and Graduate Certificate in Management of Not-for-Profit Organisations. She is also a Justice of the Peace.

Director Business Excellence

Jodie Hopkins

Jodie has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 16 years with extensive experience in Aged and Disability services across both the community and residential care settings.

Jodie’s experience includes managing respite services, aged care packages, children’s early intervention therapy programs and seniors living facilities. Jodie has achieved significant success in service re-design, increasing program occupancy levels and building high performing teams. Jodie holds a Graduate Certificate in Management, Diploma of Community Services, Diploma of Chaplaincy and is a qualified Trainer and Assessor. Jodie commenced with Community Gateway in May 2019.

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