About Us

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

We place great importance on providing services and supports that promote wellness and are developed based on the premise that, even with age, chronic illness or disability, people generally have the desire and ability to make gains in their physical, social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and lead a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Community Gateway staff take the time to truly know and understand our clients and what is most important to them, enabling us to form meaningful connections, based on a solid foundation of support, trust and openness.

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Our Strategic Plan

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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

Chairperson

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

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Board Member

Jennifer Gregory

Jennifer Gregory (GAICD) is currently an Executive Manager in Organisational Development for a public sector water utility and former General Manager Human Resources of the John Holland Group. Jenny brings over 30 years’ experience in management, senior management and executive positions in public sector not for profit and ASX listed companies across a range of industries, including water, rail, construction, engineering and infrastructure, heavy manufacturing, FMCG,  power and telecommunications in Australia and overseas. In so doing, Jenny has driven change; implemented major project turnarounds; developed and improved organisational capability used to significant advantage across China, parts of Asia and the Pacific. Jenny has extensive experience in workplace reform, sustainable change management and people and culture organisational transformation. She is a Rotarian and holds tertiary qualifications in human resources and agriculture.

Felix Aasa

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. 

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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.

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Board Member

Narelle Hawken

Narelle Hawken is a Chief Operating Officer in the legal industry and has over fifteen years of experience managing all business functions from a strategic, operational, financial, HRM and commercial perspective. Narelle is passionate about creating a cultural, ethical and equally diverse environment that is collaborative and safe. Working as the conduit between all stakeholders she ensures productive, cooperative, and mutually respectful relationships flourish and grow. She is near completion of her MBA and is a FIML, MAICD, MAHRI, enabling her to bring her knowledge and strengths to the board.  

Our Leadership Team

Tegan Bezzina

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.

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General Manager Gateway Life

Nathan Hall

Nathan has a background in Exercise Physiology and has over 19 years’ experience in aged care programs such as CHSP, HCP, STRC and Residential Aged which has led to successful growth of gyms specifically designed for older adults  and allied health programs across NSW and the ACT. Nathan has also successfully completed his MBA to assist with enhancing his understanding of business operations.

 

Nathan understands the impact of purposeful physical activity on wellbeing and independence that not only improves overall quality of life but creates an aspirational approach of what is possible in achieving your best life.

Tegan Bezzina

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.

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General Manager Gateway Life

Nathan Hall

Nathan has a background in Exercise Physiology and has over 19 years’ experience in aged care programs such as CHSP, HCP, STRC and Residential Aged which has led to successful growth of gyms specifically designed for older adults  and allied health programs across NSW and the ACT. Nathan has also successfully completed his MBA to assist with enhancing his understanding of business operations.

 

Nathan understands the impact of purposeful physical activity on wellbeing and independence that not only improves overall quality of life but creates an aspirational approach of what is possible in achieving your best life.

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General Manager Care Services

Anne-Marie Kennedy

Anne-Marie Kennedy has an extensive background in aged and disability care and multi-site delivery of community- and centre-based services in the NFP sector. Anne-Marie also has experience in contract management, specifically managing contracts for the Out of Hospital Care program and the Regional Assessment Service both as a lead- and subcontractor. In addition, Anne-Marie has successfully implemented and managed a for profit arm of an NFP organisation generating substantial revenue utilised to supplement government funding and provide greater access to services

Anne-Marie has a BA with a psychology major and commenced her career in the human services field as a case manager. Anne-Marie is passionate about delivering quality, person-centred care to enable people to live independently in their community for as long as possible.

Craig Thomson