Our Team


CLS Management Committee

Community Lifestyle Support Inc. is overseen by a dedicated management committee who meet regularly to discuss, monitor and review our:

  • Strategic planning activities and delivery against our priorities
  • Risk management and quality control
  • Succession planning
  • Leadership selection, senior management remuneration and delegations and authorities
  • Management committee performance and governance
  • Financial management and reporting
  • Dispute management; and
  • General reporting

 The Management Committee is happy with the way management and staff run the organisation. We keep a watching brief, give advice at the monthly meetings, and contribute to major decisions, but generally leave staff to get on with things. 

The Committee urges anyone who has a question about a service we deliver or any aspects of the organisation to contact our Chief Executive Officer, Damien Tracey or the Committee directly if you prefer. We want our organisation to be highly professional and a place where clients and staff feel comfortable.

Ned Fresta, President

Management Committee members are:

President Ned Fresta
Vice President Andrew Whitlock
Treasurer Glen Krebs
Secretary Barb Argue
Client Representative Nerida Steemson
Board Member Sheryl Parker
Board Member Kel McLean
Board Member Joanne Desgrand
Board Member Nikki Whitlock


If anyone is interested in membership of the CLS Management Committee please contact the Chief Executive Officer on 07 4155 6121.


CLS Executive Management Team

Chief Executive Officer  Damien Tracey 
Chief Financial Officer  Stuart Brosnan
Corporate Services Manager Melanie Latter
Client Services Manager  Maryanne Taylor 
People & Culture Coordinator  David Smith 
Workplace Health & Safety Advisor  Nigel Rickards 
Clinical Services Coordinator  Jodi Collings 


Our Staff

The staff at CLS are caring and client focussed, trained to deliver quality services to our clients and engage with families and carers. Our staff and their quality service delivery is the main reason we are recognized as the leading disability service within the Bundaberg region.

A recent staff survey revealed the following aspects of the organisation were fundamental to our roles and associated job satisfaction:

  • We care about our clients – their rights and dignity
  • Respect for the individual and their choices
  • Tailored unique individual support plans for each client
  • Community participation, inclusion and access
  • Policies, procedures and a safe work environment
  • Personal and professional growth with career development opportunities; and a
  • Professional, consistent approach to all issues


Our Charter

As an important part of the 2012 – 2015 CLS Strategic Plan, staff members are focusing on the following four main areas:

  1. Professional and quality service delivery to our clients
  2. Presenting the organisation in a positive manner
  3. Respect for the diversity of cultures and peoples
  4. Taking personal and professional responsibility for our actions