Finding the right person to follow in Pippa Cebis’ footsteps was a big task, and after a thorough process, and careful consideration, the Board has appointed Ms Jess Karlsson as Mosaic’s next CEO.

Commencing Wednesday 26 July, Jess will become the Chief Executive Officer of Mosaic Community Care. As you will see from her bio below, Jess brings a wealth of skills and experience to the role. We are all looking forward to welcoming her to the Mosaic community.

The Board would especially like to thank Dena Zarif for her exceptional work as Interim CEO, and for guiding the Mosaic team through this period of change, with empathy and wisdom.

Bio | Jess Karlsson

Jess has dedicated her life to positively impacting the lives of people; helping keep them safe, whilst providing them with life changing opportunities.

Jess’ leadership experience spans across private, commercial, and not for profit sectors. Over the past 15 years, Jess has managed recreation, health, and profit for purpose organisations across QLD, NT, and WA. In 2015, after a period as CEO of the YMCA NT, to become CEO of Cahoots (previously Kids’ Camps Inc.) a NDIS provider offering community and individualised supports for people living with disability.

During Jess’ time at Cahoots the charity was transformed, increasing revenue from $500K to $5million annually, whilst increasing services to reach over 2,000 WA children and families. Cahoots was awarded the 2020 Rise Business Charity of the year and Jess was recognised with the coveted 40under40 Business Award. More recently, Jess has also worked as the CEO of Scout WA.

Jess is a passionate advocate for inclusion and creating positive social impact in the community.


The Board are delighted to welcome Jess to the Mosaic team. We are confident Jess’ enthusiasm, experience and leadership – combined with the talents of our amazing Mosaic team – will continue to deliver exceptional services to our clients and their families, as we create possibilities, and transform the lives of people living with disability.