Strengthening Family & Community

Management Committee


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.


Secretary-Glenn Beaver

Glenn has worked as a computer operator, programmer, systems programmer, systems analyst, and project manager, consultant manager across a range of banking and financial systems to Senior Executive level. He has a keen interest in sport as well as the creative arts.

Glenn is a tireless community worker having been involved in Winmalee Lions for many years as well as supporting Gateway.


Treasurer-Peter Tamsett

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.  His 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.


Member- Peter Berry

Peters 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.


Member-Mark Elliott

Mark has spent 30 years in the arts and cultural sectors both in Australia and North America.  He held the position of Director of Sales and Marketing for Sydney Symphony Orchestra for ten years recently concluding, and before that held senior management arts marketing positions in California and Texas. Mark brings a belief in collaboration, transparency, discretion, independent thinking, and a willingness to try new things to his role on the Management Committee. Mark lives with his family in NSW’s beautiful Blue Mountains.


Member-Dave Tupper

Gateway encourages, supports & respects diversity in families & communities. Our doors are open to everyone.
We acknowledge the Gundungurra and Darug people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work and we pay our respects to their Elders, both past and present.

Gateway Family Services is committed to building a stronger community through helping to build stronger families.