Logo White

Formerly Community Northern Beaches

Leadership & Governance

The Chief Executive Officer is the organisation’s public face and is responsible for operations and major organisational decisions. The CEO is accountable to the Board which is responsible for governance, compliance and financial sustainability. In collaboration with the CEO, they develop and ensure the implementation of the strategic plan.

Executive Leadership

Craig Stevens – Chief Executive Officer

Craig brings to CNB over 15 years of experience in the mental health and community services sector, spending nine years leading, developing and managing complex community mental health services. He has also served on boards and committees and contributed to communities through extensive volunteer work. Before working in the community sector, Craig spent seven years in banking, finance, marketing, training and events.


The Board

Chris Lake – Chair

Joined 2022
Occupation: Investment Banker (retired)

Qualifications: Master Mental Health First Aid Trainer

Sally Cornelius – Deputy Chair

Joined 2018
Occupation: Community Services Trainer & Community Services Leader (retired)

Qualifications: Bachelor of Adult Education (Major in Community Education), Diploma in Community Management, Certificate III in Welfare, Certificate III in Horticulture

Sook Smith – Treasurer

Joined 2023
Occupation: Tax and Business Advisory Partner, Board Member Anchor RE

Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics & Chartered Accountant


Caroline Pearce – Secretary

Joined 2017
Occupation: Independent consultant in payments fraud and security

Qualifications: Master (Honors), Pure Mathematics in Philosophy; Master in International Studies

Clive Bailey – Member

Joined 2022
Occupation:Executive, IT Consultant and Board Director, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia & Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators (UK)

Qualifications: Bachelor of Accounting & Operations Research, Diploma in Management; Accounting, Marketing and IT, Bachelor of Ceramics Technology

Bill Barnes – Member

Joined 2014
Occupation:Senior Business Analyst (retired)

Qualifications: Commerce Certificate – Accounting Procedures

Peter Wood – Member

Joined 2014
Occupation: Lawyer (retired)

Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts and Law

Phyl Jelinek – Member

Joined 2017
Occupation: CEO (retired) ESL Teacher and Volunteer Coordinator

Qualifications: Bachelor of History and Political Theory (Honors)

Tammy Anthonisz – Member

Joined 2024
Occupation: Independent Consultant - Sales Coaching, Mentoring and Facilitation

Gestalt Psychotherapy Counsellor

Qualifications: Graduate Diploma Computing Science;
Advanced Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy 
Crisis Supporter at Lifeline. Engaged in extensive volunteer work

For all other enquiries, please use this contact form below.

You can opt out of receiving future bulk mail from us by checking this unsubscribe box