The DVNSW Board is made up of the following members:
Chair: Jan McDonald, CEO, Carrie’s Place Domestic Violence and Homelessness Services
Vice Chair: Deb Banks, Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Clean Slate Counselling
Treasurer: Denele Crozier, CEO, Women’s Health NSW
Wafa Zaim, Centre Manager, Muslim Women Association.
June Wilson, Executive Officer, Kempsey Families Inc – Specialist Support Services
Annabelle Daniel, CEO, Women’s Community Shelters
Helen Silvia, CEO Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC)
DVNSW Board is comprised of up to 9 members and is structured so that both member service representatives and external skilled supporters are responsible for the peak’s governance. Board members represent the interests of rural and regional services as well as those living in urban NSW. We have Board members with expertise in working with Aboriginal women and families, as well as with culturally and linguistically diverse women and families.
DVNSW’s policy and advocacy development is undertaken by the DVNSW Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC). The DPAC operates as an advisory body to the DVNSW office and the Board and is consulted on a regular basis to ensure policy positions taken by DVNSW are reflective of the diverse needs of women, children and communities affected by domestic and family violence and the diverse perspectives of the NSW domestic and family violence sector and women’s services. Two DVNSW Board members sit on the DPAC to ensure that there is a link between policy and governance structures.
For more information on the DPAC please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to contact the DVNSW Board about any governance-related matters (eg. questions relating to the constitution, voting and Board membership) please email email@example.com or call the DVNSW office 02 9698 9777