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Leadership Team

Amanda Tobler – Chief Executive Officer

Libby Mills –  Chief Operating Officer

Katherine Hellwig – Executive Director of Children and Youth

Leanne Barnes – Executive Director of Community Support Services


Amanda Tobler


Amanda is the Chief Executive Office at Community Services # 1 and is a very strong leader. Her key strengths are in her diverse experience and high level understanding of the not-for-profit, Government and corporate sectors.  She has high level strategic thinking capabilities and vast experience in advocacy and considerable commercial experience. Amanda has an exceptional ability to achieve results in demanding and challenging environments and an ability to build excellent relationships at all levels. Amanda has very strong academic qualifications including a Degree in Community Education, an Advanced Diploma of Management and a Diploma of Government.


Libby Mills

Chief Operating Officer

Libby is CS#1’s Chief Operating Officer.  Libby is a strategic thinker who has exceptional skills in aligning business needs with enabling solutions. Libby has over 25 years’ experience as an organisational design and culture specialist, with vast expertise in both HR management and processes. Libby is an experienced member of CS#1’s Executive Team and provides input to strategic goals,  and managing enabling functions to ensure those goals are realised.

Libby is a strong leader who is passionate about creating safe and effective work environments, coupled with innovative systems and supports; where people and business outcomes can thrive.


Katherine Hellwig

Executive Director of Children and Youth

Katherine has worked in the not for profit sector for over 17 years and has a passion for providing children with the gift of education.   Katherine has extensive experience in the Early Education and Care sector predominantly working with children under the age of 5 years.  Katherine believes the first 5 years of a child’s life are critical in their development and advocates strongly for children to have exposure to early education as their human right.   In her role as the Executive Director of Children and Youth she has the privilege to set policy and through this influence the young minds that attend Community Services # 1’s Education and Care Centres.

Katherine has extensive expertise as a leader with over 10 years’ experience and has a passion for coaching and mentoring.  Katherine has an appetite for deepening her knowledge around leadership and the importance within a team environment.

To quote John Quincy Adams – ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader’.

Leanne Barnes

Executive Director of Community Support Services

Leanne is the Executive Director of Community Support Services (CSS).  Leanne has over 30 years management experience across a number of industries including the not-for profit, the building industry, utilities, IT and small business.  This together with extensive administration, human resources and financial management experience gives Leanne strong business and leadership skills.

With over 600 clients, the CSS program includes Community Development, Home Care Packages, RAS Assessments and the CHSP and CASP Programs.  Leanne is passionate about CS#1 and developing and mentoring the CSS team.


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