Board of Directors | Community Support Inc

Board of Directors

Meet the Community Support Board of Directors
Anthea Le Cornu

Anthea is an aged care specialist with 34 years of experience spanning seven different providers across the South Australian Aged Care Industry.

In 2011, Anthea established an aged care consultancy business, providing advice and support to aged care organisations across Australia including Board, senior management teams and front line workers.

She began her career as a personal support worker for 12 years, which cemented her commitment to working with elderly people with physical disabilities and mental health challenges.

In her previous roles, Anthea worked as a registered nurse, clinical nurse consultant, site manager of large aged care facilities such as Resthaven, and was the human resource executive for 5 years with Churches of Christ Life Care Inc.

Anthea holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Flinders University, has 8 years’ experience as a qualified assessor with the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency and as a nurse advisor and administrator panel member with the Department of Health.

Anthea is currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Nursing, GAICD

Sally Wheldrake
Deputy Chair

Sally is the Research Partner, Engagement Director at Flinders University responsible for developing and managing engagement with the University’s key external research partners and related stakeholders, contributing to achieving the strategic goals of the University as described in the Towards 2025 Strategic Plan.

Sally has worked at Flinders University since August 2012, most recently from June 2020 until December 2021  as the Director, Research Development and Support responsible for leading, managing and enhancing the delivery of research development and support services for the research community.

Sally previously held the role of Associate Director of Digital Research Services at Flinders University where she provides strategic and high-level operational leadership within Information Technology Services (ITS), driving service improvement initiatives that support the University’s strategic plan and future vision. Key achievements during this time included:

  • Leading the implementation of Inspire – Australia’s first digital doctorate technology solution for higher degree research students and their supervisors. The platform enables the student lifecycle, from candidature management to thesis and examination, to be accessed electronically.
  • Working closely with the Research Development and Support team at the university, leading a significant program of projects to transform research administration and ethics applications, and increase the discoverability of Flinders researchers and their research.

She has worked in the Information Technology Industry in South Australia, with roles in both the private and government sectors.

Sally completed the Governors Leadership Foundation course designed to develop wiser leaders for South Australia and is currently undertaking IECL executive coach training and certification.

Qualifications: B.SC

Diana Newcombe

Diana has over 20 years of diverse legal and management experience in Australia and the UK. She is currently the General Counsel for Workskil Australia.  

Prior to this role, Diana was the Manager, Legal Practice at the Legal Services Commission of South Australia with oversight of legal aid representation.

Her previous roles include National Director, Legal Services and State Manager, South Australia for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and work as a Partner at the UK based Law Firm, Eversheds Sutherland LL.

Diana’s work has also included five years as a senior legal counsel with one of the UK’s largest private hospital providers, General Healthcare Group.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws and Master of Business Administration. Diana is admitted to practice in South Australia as a solicitor and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Qualifications: B.A, LL.B, MBA, GAICD

Pusheela Jummun

Pusheela is the Project Manager at the SA Housing Authority. Since 2010, she has been leading and managing the delivery of multi-million-dollar housing developments for a broad demographic across the state.

As an Architect and Project Manager, she has managed many building projects over her 19-year career, including disability housing. Her experience and knowledge in social and disability housing, as well as her multi-cultural and overseas background contributes greatly to Community Support’s vision and purpose.

Pusheela is passionate about making a difference in the life of others particularly the most vulnerable ones in our society. She is a Graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the University of South Australia, a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Diploma in Project Management.

Qualifications: B.Arch., Dip Proj Mgt, MBA, GAICD

Sarah Taylor

Sarah is the Director of College Services for Business, Government and Law with Flinders University. Sarah has worked in Finance and Finance centric roles for over 17 years, with experience across State and Local Government, Higher Education and the Private sector.

Sarah’s passion for Health Care and Disability services stemmed from her role as the Manager Business Management Services with SALHN, where she held responsibility for business support and finances across Flinders Hospital, GP Plus centres, the Repat, Noarlunga Hospital, Mental Health and Primary Health areas. This is where she first began to work with others to look at improving the interconnectivity between Primary and Acute care settings and the supports offered to people to navigate health settings from intermediary to acute care.

Since leaving SALHN Sarah has worked as the Manager Financial Services for the Faculty Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences (Flinders University), Finance Manager Unley Council and now holds the role of Senior Finance Business Partner for the Vice Chancellor, Deputy Vice Chancellors and Vice-Presidents at Flinders University.

Sarah is highly skilled in Budgeting, Business Partnering, Change Integration and Management, Financial Management and Reporting, Strategic Planning, Analytics and Procurement. She has led a diverse range of teams with responsibilities for Payroll, Human Resources, Financial Management and Business Management and managed expenditure budgets ranging from $40m to $800m.

Sarah is extremely passionate about the health sector and CSI’s vision to support people living with a disability to live life the way that they choose. Sarah is Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds a double degree in Commerce and Business Management.

Qualifications – CPA, B.Com and Bus Management

Simon Drew

Simon comes to the Board with a wealth of experience in health and aged care.  Simon is the General Manager at Allity Residential Aged Care Walkerville.   Simon has 13 years’ experience working in Health, Aged Care organisations across SA and NT, both as a clinician, manager and member of executive.

Prior to working at Allity Simon was the ACFI Manager at Southern Cross Care and prior to that, the General Manager Operations at W&L Aged Care Services.

Simon has qualifications in science, physiotherapy and a Masters in Business Administration.

Qualifications: Sc., (Hons, 1st Class), B. App. Sc. (Physiotherapy), MBA.