Lyndon Stevenson – Chairperson
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Lyndon was born and raised in Tasmania, starting his career in sport and recreation facilities management. Lyndon completed various qualifications in employment services and management whilst pursuing a career in community services, where he worked as an employment consultant, and then Area Manager at STEPS Employment and Training Solutions. Lyndon became State Operations Manager of Campbell Page in 2009, a position he held until 2011.
Lyndon is the current Chair of the national peak body for community transport in Australia (ACTA), a position Lyndon has held since May 2018. Prior to taking on the role of Chair, Lyndon was appointed to the Board of ACTA in 2015. Lyndon also became the Chair of VICTAS Community Transport Association (VTCTA) in 2019, following holding the position of Deputy Chair since 2016.
Lyndon commenced his role of CEO of Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc (CTST) in May 2015. Lyndon pursued the opportunity to work with CTST because the organisation aligns with his passion for helping communities address issues of access and inclusion. CTST is a state-wide service provider, incorporating 50 staff members, approximately 8,000 clients, 350+ volunteers, and a fleet of 90 vehicles.
Lyndon has extensive experience in the community services industry and has held several senior management and senior executive positions within the youth, employment and training sectors. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Lyndon held the position of Chief Operating Officer / Deputy CEO of a large youth charity covering Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.
Away from the office, Lyndon enjoys spending time with his wife and children, fishing, cycling, and tending to his small hobby farm in the Huon Valley, Tasmania where he breeds Belted Galloway cattle. Lyndon is very active in his local community and is involved in a range of community activities most notably the President of his local cricket club.
Rita Lang – Secretary and Treasurer and Acting Deputy Chair
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Rita was appointed to the committee of the VTCTA in 2019 and has taken on the role of secretary and Treasurer and is acting Deputy Chair. Rita has worked at Bridges Connecting Communities for sixteen years starting in the Transport Department progressing to the position of Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Rita’s business degree complements the management of Bridges which has 12 staff, 260 volunteers and a fleet of seven vehicles. Rita has a passion and drive to supporting our senior members and is presently a member on the Knox Active Ageing Advisory Committee and Chairperson of a local dementia respite centre. Rita has held a variety of volunteer positions on boards and committees over the years and brings a rich experience in the Aged Care and Community Transport sector.
General Members – Ann Burgess, Jadie Hunter, Jeanette Ryan, Jim Watkins, Vivienne Cunningham-Smith
Suzanne Phoenix – Executive Officer
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Suzanne is VCTA’s inaugural Executive Officer and commenced in February 2019. Suzanne has over 15 years experience in leadership roles in the Community, Not for Profit and Local Government sectors in the areas of social and community services and development. Suzanne has lived, worked and volunteered in Australia, England, Scotland and New Zealand. Suzanne is also the EO for Upper Yarra Community Enterprise Ltd, Company Secretary for Upper Yarra Community Power and a photographer.