Gateway Family Services is managed by members from the Community and the Uniting Church.
Chairperson-Karen Van Woudenberg
Karen has been a local resident of Blaxland since 1989. A qualified Social Worker, Karen has over 30 years experience in management of Child and Family Programs across NSW.
Karen brings a strong operational understanding of governance, management systems, strategic planning and Outcomes Based planning to the Gateway Board.
Peter has over 45 years of engineering experience in the design, construction and maintenance of the NSW state road network with formal qualifications in engineering, highway engineering and Data Processing.
Peter's financial skills have been used to manage a 30 strong technical design office. He is currently working as a consulting engineer on the design of new national highways, motorways and container shipping terminals. Peter is a member of Blaxland Uniting Church.
Peter is now retired but previously worked as the NSW Fair Trading policy and legislation manager. Born in Perth WA to RAAF family Peter grew up in Glenbrook and has been a resident of Mt Riverview for 46 years.
Peter is an elder of Glenbrook Uniting Church. and has been on the Gateway Board since December 2016 though he has been interested in Gateway activities for some time.
Carol, a recent member of the Gateway Family Services Management Committee and has been involved with Gateway as a volunteer for a number of years.
She is a retired Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, living in the Lower Blue Mountains. She values and seeks to uphold the dignity and worth of all people.