Board of Directors

Jill Coombe

Chair

Sub Committees:

  • Future Direction and Strategic Development (Chair)
  • Nominations
  • Risk and Compliance

Jill lives in Strathalbyn with her husband Steve and for the past 19 years has managed the Murray Bridge Medical Centre.

Jill is a Graduate of the Governor's Leadership Foundation (2011) and was a recipient of the SA Telstra Business Women's Award for private and corporate sector leaders in 2010.

Jill's focus is on teamwork and communication and she places importance on doing your best for the local community.

Jill in her spare time enjoys road trips, singing, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Edwina Stevenson

Deputy Chair

Sub Committees:

  • Risk and Compliance (Chair)

Edwina is a commercial lawyer with a love for South Australian beaches, food and wine.

She is also a freelance web and television presenter, and a newsreader for radio station FIVEaa.

She's been in-house counsel for financial institutions, retirement villages and even caravan parks. She is currently a senior member of the legal team at Pernod Ricard Winemakers.

Edwina is married to Ben and has a son, Angus, and a Russian Blue called Roger.

She loves spending time outdoors with her family, cooking and trying new wines.

Bill Rowe

Board Member

Sub Committees:

  • Nominations (Chair)
  • Marketing and Fundraising (Chair)
  • Risk and Compliance

Bill has a strong connection with the organisation as he has a son who utilises the services of Community Living Australia and is keen to ensure there are quality services available to people with disabilities across the region. He is married to Sarah and has lived in Strathalbyn for over 30 years.

Bill is an active member of Rotary and enjoys the opportunity to volunteer in the community. Having a diverse business background through work in the flour milling industry, rural merchandise businesses and in the wine industry for Pernod Ricard Winemakers has given Bill the expertise to support the community with sound strategic vision.

Bills interests include woodworking, winemaking and family gatherings.

Kym Lynch, JP

Board Member

Sub Committees:

  • Finance and Audit (Chair)
  • Future Direction and Strategic Development

Kym is a career Banker having commenced in the finance industry in 1983. He has worked across South Australia, including Whyalla, South East, Mid North and now Murray Bridge. He predominantly works in Commercial and Agribusiness lending as a Relationship Manager.

He has been a Justice of the Peace since 1992 and he holds a Diploma in Business (Frontline Management) and a Diploma in Family History.

Kym has been involved in various sporting clubs, service clubs and local School boards in executive roles over the past 30 years.

Kym is married to Carla and has one daughter and a miniature Dachshund .

Alicia Hopper

Board Member

Sub Committees:

  • Service Quality (Chair)
  • Risk and Compliance

Alicia is a clinical nurse specialising in oncology and haematology, having spent nearly two decades working in both public and private hospitals across South Australia. Currently, Alicia juggles her time between Chemo@home — a company focused on delivering chemotherapy and supportive infusions to patients in their home, and as a support nurse for Myeloma Australia — the only myeloma specific organisation in Australia supporting those living with myeloma.

Alicia is a passionate champion for community-driven healthcare services. She believes strongly that focusing care delivery in the home and community, rather than the hospital, allows for greater independence and quality of life for individuals with chronic diseases and complex healthcare needs.

In her spare time, Alicia enjoys travelling around our beautiful state with her husband Stephen and with two golden retrievers in tow. She has also spent many years volunteering in various leadership roles for parkrun Australia, another amazing community organisation who organise free community walks/runs every Saturday morning across the country.

Beata Mitkas

Board Member

Sub Committee:

  • Finance and Audit

Beata is an Accountant who was born and raised in Western Australia and completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Curtin University.  Beata has now lived in South Australia for 21 years.

She has worked in senior financial positions in the Financial Services Industry, Tourism and Property Development.

After graduating University, she was successful in being appointed as a Finance Manager for a global bank (Toronto Dominion Bank) in their stockbroking arm in Sydney being TD Waterhouse and while in South Australia she held the position of Financial Controller at the iconic Great Southern Rail.

Since moving to South Australia she enjoys exploring our beautiful wine regions and beaches on the weekends with her husband Jim and cheeky dog Max.

Emily Cordell

Board Member

Sub Committee:

  • Marketing and Fundraising

Good business practice and strong sales results follow Emily for a reason, with her enthusiastic approach to the job at hand driving people around her to improve and aim for the sky. Connecting with customers either face to face or through inbound marketing strategies is her forte and has delivered outstanding results in her current capacity as Business Development Manager at Woodhouse Activity Centre, and in her previous roles in publishing, advertising and solar industries.

With a shared love of Adelaide Hills and the outdoors, Emily, her husband (Noel) and daughter (Ivy) enjoy spending time in the garden of their Stirling home and exploring the fantastic eateries and wineries in the local region.

Non-Board Committee Members

Jason Conroy - Finance and Audit

Jonty Whitehead - Service Quality

Garry Ashworth - Finance and Audit

Roslyn McGowan - Service Quality


Please find a link to the Board Risk Statement: https://www.claust.com.au/uploads/pages/40/Community Living Australia Board Risk Statement.pdf


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