Community Strategy Leadership Group

The Community Strategy Leadership Group support to lead and guide the delivery of the Community Strategy.

Members include representatives from government agencies, community groups, service providers and residents who have a focus on providing local, social and community services and outcomes.

The Community Strategy Leadership Group is a key partner in the Community Strategy Action Plan 2019 - 2024 review and the development of the new five year plan.

Community Strategy Leadership Group's Collective Value Statement

Meet the members of the Community Strategy Leadership Group

Christine Thomas

Founding Director and CEO

Cygnet Centre for Peace

Dane Cross

Senior Advisor - Access & Inclusion

Spinal Life Australia

Helen Andrew

Community Activator

Howard Buckley

Project Worker

Sunshine Coast Coalition of Community Boards

James O'Brien

Regional Director

Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

Karen Gullo

Program Coordinator

Suncoast Care

Kathleen Hope



Mervat Quirke

Manager - Strategic Partnerships

Thompson Institute

Phil Smith


Gomango Architects

Tanya Bell


The Stensholm Foundation

Mason Hope

Sunshine Coast Young Citizen of the Year 2023

Cr David Law

Sunshine Coast Council

Division 10 Councillor. Community portfolio Councillor.

Kerrie Forrest

Manager Community Development

Sunshine Coast Council

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