Our Board

Ruth Newman

Chair

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

Cathryn Albert

Treasurer

Cathryn joined CCSA’s Board in October 2013. Cathryn has extensive 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.

Anne Bowler

Member

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.

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.

Julie Frend

Member

Julie joined CCSA’s board in 2018. Julie has more than 15 years experience in the early childhood education sector and is currently the Director of Gunnedah Baptist Community Preschool. Julie is committed to helping early childhood services and their families understand the challenges and impacts of changes within the sector, and is keen to bring her “grass roots” perspective to the CCSA Board.

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