Local charity appoints new chief
Coast Community Connections has appointed a new chief executive, Ms Theresa Mason
"It's a dream come true to serve such a diverse and vibrant community organisation and to guide the direction of the organisation now and into the future," Ms Mason said.
The organisation's president Ms Sharryn Brownlee said Ms Mason has had three decades of experience in the banking and finance sector.
Among various leadership roles within sales and marketing, bank operations, digital technology development and service provision, Ms Mason was also a current board member of Central Coast Community Women's Health Centres.
"Theresa's executive experience and not-for profit board involvement has been very focused on providing innovative and valuable client and community products and services, and it is this knowledge and commitment that will serve to Coast Community Connection," Ms Brownlee said.
Coast Community Connections is the registered charity which operates the Peninsula Community Centre.
Ms Brownlee said it assisted about 6000 people every month with services covering a range of needs.
The organisation delivers aging and disability services, children's services, youth support, gambling counselling services and community services.
Ms Mason said: "My goal is to continue to build on the fantastic programs and services the board and staff have built and delivered over the years to ensure we achieve our vision of creating caring and connected communities.
"Excellent customer experience and sustainable business practice is what we will always focus on to ensure Coast Community Connections can continue to be an essential and valued provider of programs and services for our community."
Media release, 23 Nov 2017
Sharryn Brownlee, Coast Community Connections