DVNSW has established a new Policy and Advisory Committee (DPAC). The DPAC will ensure the professional skills of our members can directly influence and inform the policy and advocacy work of DVNSW. The DVNSW Advisory Committee is made up of the following members:

Annabelle Daniel

CEO, Women's Community Shelters

Tanya Whitehouse           

Program Coordinator at Macarthur Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

Samantha Hunter

SHLV, Penrith Women's Health Centre

Lisa Smaljov

Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre

Vicki Johnston

Manager, The Deli Women and Childen's Service

Diane Coleman

BaptistCare, NSW Men's Behaviour Change Network

Kylie Dowse

Service Delivery Manager, Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service

Sonya Finlayson

Sydney Women's Counselling Service

Wendy Atkinson

Carrie's Place

Maha Abdo

Executive Officer, United Muslim Women's Association

Jane Brock

Executive Officer, Immigrant Women's Speakout

Lizette Twisleton              

NSW Sector Development Coordinator, No to Violence Men and Family Centre

Jan Christie

Manager, Moving Forward DFV Case Management Services

The DPAC shall meet face to face, twice annually.

Term of membership of the DPAC is for 2 years.

Where possible and practical, DPAC members commit to:

• Be available by phone and email
• Participate in ongoing online discussions in relation to policy issues
• Respond to urgent requests for information or advice within 72 hours
• Respond to non-urgent requests for information or advice within 10 working days.