Leadership Team | Community Support Inc

Leadership Team

Sue Krake
Chief Executive Officer

Sue is the Chief Executive Officer at Community Support, previously working in the role of General Manager People and Culture in the organisation . Prior to joining Community Support, Sue had extensive experience at Executive level working in large corporate, community based and not for profit organisations throughout South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.

Sue has vast experience within the health industry and has successfully led management teams in the planning, delivery and implementation of service operations to achieve positive outcomes for both staff and customers. As a qualified Registered Nurse and Audiometrist, Sue has experience overseeing community health, aged care and social services sectors across not for profit, government and private enterprise. With an innovative leadership approach, continuous improvement ethos and sound knowledge of policy reform, regulation and implications of service delivery within the current climate of organizational and cultural change, Sue is very excited to be leading the organisation.

Sue is committed to building positive culture, respect and trust with all stakeholders to ensure an optimal working environment for staff leading to the best possible outcomes for the customers that we serve.

Qualifications: – RN Post Grad in Management, Qualified Audiometrist

 

Gianna Ferrara
General Manager, Marketing and Communications

Gianna is  the General Manager, Marketing and Communications and has extensive experience working in large corporate, community based and not for profit organisations across SA and VIC, leading marketing, brand, communications, and customer experience teams.

Prior to working at Community Support, Gianna was the General Manager, Marketing and Brand at Principals Australia Institute where she was responsible for helping to develop and implement professional development programs for school leaders across Australia.  Previously, she was the Director, Marketing and Strategic Relationships at Novita leading the marketing, brand and stakeholder strategies for the organisation. She was also the Marketing and Sales Manager at RDNS SA, and was involved in the merger with the Silverchain Group.

Gianna’s main experience comes from her corporate career which began at Telstra, where she worked both in SA and VIC, leading national product, services, communications and marketing programs, seminars and the Telstra Business Women’s and Telstra Business Awards programs.  She also worked in Melbourne in ANZ Private Bank division as a Senior Marketing Manager and at Australia Post in the Financial Services Marketing division.

Gianna is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute (FAMI) and Certified Practising Marketer (CPM).  She was a member of the Australian Marketing Institute SA State Advisory Committee for 4 years and served as President in 2014. Gianna was a judge for the AMI Marketing Awards from 2014 – 2020.

She holds the following qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Education, Graduate Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Management, from the University of Adelaide and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from RMIT.

Qualifications – B.A, Grad Dip.Ed, Grad B.Ed., B.Com, Grad Dip Mktg , FAMI CPM

Marc Sodomka
General Manager, Corporate Services

Marc is the General Manager, Corporate Services and is experienced in managing corporate services teams within Local Government, Not for Profit,  Corporate & Professional Services organisations.

Prior to joining Community Support, Marc was the Chief Operating Officer at Bentleys SA, a mid-tier accounting firm overseeing all Operations, Information Technology, People & Culture, Finance, Administration, Marketing & Business Development, Risk Management & Corporate Governance teams. Prior to that he was the Finance Manager at Port Adelaide Enfield Council where he was responsible for finance, budgeting & long-term financial planning, property & rating and commercial valuations. During his stint at Council, he became the Acting Director of Corporate Services where he gained additional exposure to the Elected Members.

Marc has over 20 years of finance and accounting experience where he is able to leverage his background in information technology to streamline & simplify processes, and has a keen interest in developing meaningful KPI dashboard reporting. He is also seasoned in developing and executing strategic plans that incorporate both risk management and corporate governance. He believes in providing exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders and is a firm advocate to building strong relationships through consultation and collaboration.

Marc is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA), holds a Specialist Accreditation in Information Technology from CPA Australia, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course (GAICD).

Qualifications: FCPA, GAICD, Specialist Accreditation in IT, B.Com, Assoc Dip Accounting.