Meg Mendham, President
Meg Mendham joined CCSA's Board in 2008 and is currently the Director of Galloping Gumnut Mobile Children Service Van Inc., which provides early childhood education and family networking sessions to rural, remote and isolated families. Meg has been in the sector since 1993 as a teacher, lecturer and as a member on various steering committees and advisory groups. Meg is interested in improving interagency relationships and developing better partnerships in early childhood services, and believes CCSA has an important role in advocacy and a vital role in supporting all management committees that are responsible for running one of the most important services in our community.
Neville Dwyer, Treasurer/Secretary
Neville Dwyer has served for a number of years on CCSA’s Board. After being a regional representative, he held the position of the President from 1997-2000, after which he took on the role of Vice-President. Neville returned to the President’s position from 2003-6, and has been Treasurer Since then. He is director of the Dorothy Waide Centre for Early Learning in Griffith and has been involved in a range of children’s services from mobiles and family day care to early intervention and centre-based care. Neville’s main areas of interest for children’s services are management, curriculum and high quality care and education. He sees his role on Board as striving to achieve better outcomes for members and he hopes to see children’s services as being able to be the best that they can for ALL children.
Jan Langtry, Board member
Jan Langtry joined CCSA's Board in 2006 and has been employed as the manager of Illawarra Area Child Care Ltd (IACC) for the past 11 years. IACC is a community-owned, non-profit child care and training provider. Jan has a keen interest in all aspects of children’s services management. She has worked for community-owned management organisations for 23 years. She has also served on a local Family Day Care board.
Anne Bowler, Board member
Anne Bowler joined CCSA’s Board in June 2009. She is the
manager of Community Early-years Childcare (formerly Farm & Rural Mobile
Services for Children). Based in Albury-Wodonga, the service operates across
the NSW and Victorian border providing Long Day Care, Occasional Care, Preschool
and Supported Playgroups. Anne is constantly challenged within the legislative
and policy context of licensing, service types and funding. She has been an active
member of the Mobile Children’s Services Association for more than 10 years and
has been involved in various Victorian contexts. 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.
Jim Craddock, Board member
Jim Craddock joined CCSA's Board in 2008. Jim has been involved in the early childhood sector for over 10 years as a third party supplier to the industry in his senior management role at Modern Teaching Aids Pty Ltd. Jim is also a member of the Modern Star Pty Ltd Board of Directors, and brings a new industry and commercial focus to the CCSA board. Jim has a genuine interest in the sector and is looking forward to even further understanding the needs and changes of the early childhood sector and community management deliverables through his involvement on the Board.
Ruth Newman, Board member
Ruth Newman joined the CCSA board in June 2010. Ruth is an Early Childhood Education consultant, with over 30 years experience 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 and professional development of staff.
Miriam Dayhew, Board member
Miriam Dayhew joined CCSA’s Board in March 2012. Miriam has been involved in the
management and administration of services within the health and tertiary
education sectors for over 30 years. This has included roles from Charge Nurse
to CEO. Miriam is currently the University Ombudsman for Charles Sturt University.
Miriam holds a Graduate Diploma in Administration (Social) and 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 and these have been translated
into Miriam’s work environments. Miriam has undertaken many roles requiring
close liaison with the early childhood sector. Her role as Manager Maternal and
Family Services gave Miriam the responsibility over early childhood nursing
resources of the Riverina and also required participation on various
multidisciplinary and multiagency working groups seeking to improve services
for the sector.
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