New era in Buttery leadership

The Buttery has appointed a new CEO, Leone Crayden, as the organisation enters a new era in its 40 year history. Photo supplied.

Long regarded as a safe haven for folk who are struggling with drug, alcohol and gambling addiction, The Buttery is guided by the philosophy – Addiction is not a consequence of choice: recovery is.

The Bangalow-based mental health and addiction treatment organisation has appointed a new CEO as the organisation enters a new era in its 40 year history.

Leone Crayden has a long and distinguished history as a visionary leader in mental health, community housing and homelessness, social welfare, and aged care in executive and front-line positions.

Ms Crayden says she has long admired the work of The Buttery and brings to the position the lived experience of having a close family member with mental health issues. ‘I look forward to advancing the life-changing work of The Buttery,’ she says. ‘It is an exciting time for The Buttery and the need for its programs has never been greater.’

Crayden comes well prepared to the Binna Burra facility – she holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Social Science, a Graduate Certificate in Governance, and an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Community Sector Management and has completed Registered Nurse Training.

She holds and has held a number of Executive Board Positions in the social welfare, health, mental health, homelessness and housing sectors.

Founded in 1973, The Buttery, a charitable, secular, community-based organisation has developed into a significant provider of fully-integrated evidence-based programs. It now delivers continuous pathways of care for teenagers and adults with mental health and/or addiction issues as well as preventive, family and aftercare programs.

While implementing its new service model of continuing coordinated care, in the 2017-18 year, The Buttery served 1,240 teenagers and adults through its residential and community-based programs across a wide area on the NSW North Coast.

For more information, visit: The Buttery.


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