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Our Board

Ruth Newman

President

Ruth joined CCSA’s board in 2010 and is currently an Early Childhood Education consultant, with over 30 years experiences in delivering and leading services for children and families. Ruth has a strong commitment to community based services, and experience in state government in leading state-wide programs and in children’s services policy. Ruth has a special interest in the area of education, training ad professional development of staff.

Neville Dwyer

Treasurer

Neville has served on CCSA’s Board for more than 20 years. Neville’s main areas of interest for children’s services are management, curriculum and high quality care and education. He sees his role on the Board as striving to achieve better outcomes for members and he hopes to see children’s services being able to be the best that they can for all children.

Rebecca Dridan

Member

Rebecca joined CCSA’s board in 2017. Rebecca is the Executive Officer for Ooranga F.M.R.U. Assoc. Inc., a mobile early childhood service delivering preschool, playgroup and toy library to small rural communities across northern NSW. Rebecca has a broad range of experience across the community services sector and has a keen interest in cross-agency collaboration to best meet the needs of isolated families.

Amy Shine

Member

Amy joined the CCSA Board in 2017. Amy is currently the Director of Forbes Preschool and has more than 20 years experience working in community based early childhood education and care. Amy holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) and Certificate IV in assessment and workplace training. Amy is committed to ensuring that all families can access an affordable early childhood education.

Jan Langtry

Member

Jan joined CCSA’s Board in 2006 and is currently the CEO of Illawarra Area Child Care Ltd (IACC) and Early Childhood Training And Resource Centre (ECTARC). Jan has a keen interest in all aspects of children’s services management. She has worked for community-owned management organisations for more than 20 years, and has also served on a local Family Day Care Board.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Anne Bowler

Vice President

Anne joined CCSA’s Board in 2009 and is currently the manager of Community Early-Years Childcare. Anne brings her extensive experience of business practices, service management, and various executive roles in community management to the CCSA Board. She sees CCSA’s role as crucial in supporting services in negotiating the challenges of operating an early childhood business or community organisation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Miriam Dayhew

Secretary

Miriam joined CCSA’s Board in 2012 and is currently the University Ombudsman for Charles Sturt University. Miriam holds a Graduate Diploma in Administration (Social), a Masters in Business Administration and the Graduate Certificate in University Leadership and Management. These programs have developed high level critical thinking, analytical and strategic decision making skills. Miriam has undertaken many roles requiring close liaison with the early childhood sector.

Cathryn Albert

Member

Cathryn joined CCSA’s Board in October 2013. Cathryn has 12years of experience in early childhood services including working in family day care, long day care, after school care and preschool. Cathryn has a Bachelor of Teaching 0-5 years and is a Director at Dubbo West Preschool.

Swee Goh

Member

Swee joined the CCSA Board in 2017. Swee has over 25 years experience in the early childhood sector, as both a Teacher/ Director and in regulatory and compliance roles. Swee’s focus has been to ensure early childhood services provide a safe and stimulating environment for the optimal development and well-being of children, and she has worked with government agencies and peak organisations on quality improvement and child protection strategies.

 

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