Jo Hibbert’s 45 years working and volunteering in the not-for-profit community development sector illustrate her commitment to working collaboratively to improve equity of access to essential services for those who are disadvantaged.
Her work has focussed on supporting unemployed and homeless young people; women’s services; community legal services, community housing initiatives, community and neighbourhood development projects; disability services and adult community education.
Bronwen has strong administrative, corporate records, and governance skills honed working for organisations such as ABC Radio, ABS and YHA. She was Volunteer Director and Honorary Secretary at the Jump Start Foundation and managed the Due Diligence process for their eventual merger. She has volunteered with local council organisations, schools, ABC radio, and other organisations such as Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Aside from her contribution to BANC, Bronwen gives her time, energy and expertise to Blackheath Theatre Company, Blue Mountains Historical Society, Blue Mountains National Trust, Blackheath Scouts, Blackheath Public School, Dance for Life, Rhodo Revue, Blue Mountains for Primary Ethics.
Christine Wheeler is an accomplished musician best known for creating a thriving choral community in the upper mountains. In 2009 she founded The Heathens, a community choir with a philosophy of inclusion, fellowship and continual learning. Now 60 members strong, The Heathens have become a beloved fixture in the Blackheath and beyond.
Formerly a Sydney-based software designer, Henry Lebovic moved to Blackheath in 2017. His passion for creating environmentally sustainable communities and addressing the threats of climate change have influenced many Board decisions.
Gary has over 40 years’ experience in social policy and human services roles in the public and not for profit sectors in NSW. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work, Masters in Management and is a Graduate of Sydney Leadership. Gary provides strategic management advice and program and service design expertise through Board participation to BANC.
Robin Bell has been a resident of Blackheath for over 20 years. He is retired following a career working in the field of electronics & computing.
Robin has a deep interest in community disablility issues following a serious car accident. He is active in seeking improved community access for people with disabilities. He is involved in a number of community organisations focusing on health and welfare.
His goal in life is to leave the world in a better state than when he entered it.