Our Team

Board of Governance

Portrait photo of Nick SherryNick Sherry – Board Chairperson

Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor of Arts, FAIST, GAICD, government (Senator 1990-2012), policy, governance, international boards, superannuation, investments, organisational development.

Experience: Board Member since 2015.

Portrait photo of Hon. Peter (Sid) Sidebottom – Board Chairman

Hon. Peter (Sid) Sidebottom
– Board Member

Qualifications and Skills:

  • BA (Hons), Dip. Int.R., TTC.
  • Don College Teacher & AST-3 from 1975–1998 (Histories, the Arts, Studies in Religion. English.)
  • Councilor on Cradle Coast Council (1996–1998)
  • Federal MP for Braddon (1998–2004; 2007–2013)
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Forestry, & Fisheries (2011–2013)
  • Current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cradle Coast Authority (2017 –)

Experience: Board Member since 2023.

Peter Hollister – Board Member

Qualifications and Skills: Diploma in Community Services (Disability), local government.

Experience: Board Member since 1994.

John Dowling – Treasurer

Qualifications and Skills: Qualified Accountant (CPA), Director of the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy and the Cradle Coast Authority. He is the Chairman of Meridian Lawyers. John Dowling served on the Pharmacy Guild’s National Council for over 21 years as Tasmanian President and National Councillor.

Experience: Board Member since 2022.

Chris Young – Board Member

Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor of Commerce and Laws, community services, legal services (NGO and government), community programs.

Experience: Board Member since 2015.

Jess Deans – Board Member

Qualifications and Skills: Associate Degree in applied health and community support. Skills are program management, strategic planning and youth advocate.

Experience: Board Member since 2014 (with 18 months leave, returning 2022).

Photo of Steve LuciusSteve Lucius – Board Member

Qualifications and Skills: Associate Diploma Graphic Art; Certificate Art and Design; Brand strategist and activist; Partner We are People People.

Experience: Board Member since October 2021.

Sarah Steele – Board Member

Qualifications and Skills: BA, MBA (distinction), GAICD. Project and Change Management, Housing Strategy.

Experience: Board Member since October 2021.

Portrait photo of Dylan ButtDylan Butt – Youth Representative

Qualifications and Skills: Passionate about spending time with family and friends, engaging with the community, and promoting personal development and wellbeing both physically and mentally.

Experience: Board Member since October 2023.

Portrait photo Izabella Leaman (Youth Representative)

Izabella Leaman – Youth Representative

Qualifications and Skills: I currently am working in social housing and have found a strive in what I do and helping the community around me. I am currently working towards attaining my Cert III in Business and look forward to furthering my education in the future to support my interest in community services.

Experience: Board Member since October 2023.

Portrait photo Mel Blake (Board Member)

Mel Blake – Board Member

Qualifications and Skills: Graduate Certificate in Career Development Practice and Graduate Certificate in Business. 20+ years of experience working in the community services sector, predominately in youth pathways and transitions. Experience in program management, collaboration and capacity building.

Experience: Board Member since 2023 (previous Board Member 2006–2009)

Management Team

Roslyn Atkinson – CEO

Qualifications and Skills: Bachelor of Laws, GAICD, Diploma in Management, governance, strategic planning, human resources, marketing.

Experience: 18 years in community sector.

Chris Stokes – Chief Financial Officer

Qualifications and Skills: Accounting (CPA), business, Master in Business Analytics.

Experience: 12 years in community sector.

Graham Marshall – Operations Manager

Qualifications and Skills: Diplomas in Management and Governance, project, people and contract management.

Experience: 15 years in community services sector.

We wish to thank and recognise our Life Members for their many contributions.

Life Members