The small team at DVNSW is committed to raising the profile of domestic and family violence and supporting services all over NSW.
Chief Executive Officer: Moo Baulch
Moo loves her job and has a passion for improving service and policy responses, particularly to communities that have barriers to access including LGBTIQ and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Moo believes that public awareness relating to domestic and family violence is at an unprecedented level and that cross-sector and community partnerships are key to the cultural and practical changes required for inclusive support. She looks forward when children in schools are taught about the intersections between discrimination, transphobia and homophobia, violence, racism and respectful relationships. Moo’s worked in the NGO sector in Australia, South East Asia, the UK and Spain.
She loves to ride her Brompton and reads almost any book she can lay her hands on. She drinks double espressos.
Moo is available for media comment or public speaking.
Policy and Research Manager: Shelley Booth
Shelley is a life-long advocate for gender equality and social justice. She has worked in the NGO and government sectors in Australia, and volunteered on human rights and community development projects in South Korea and Costa Rica.
Shelley keenly identifies opportunities for positive change. Her greatest satisfaction comes from working with individuals and organisations with the expertise and insight to make a difference.
Shelley loves other people’s stories and attending catered events.
Advocacy and Prevention Manager: Monique Dam
Monique is working towards a world where all women and girls can live free from gender-based violence and fully realise their rights and dreams. She has worked in advocacy, research, policy, programs and fundraising in the NGO and government sectors. She studied political science in France and volunteered at a women's refuge in Peru.
Monique has a background is in law and community development. She enjoys solving problems creatively, analysing complex issues and collaborating across sectors. She has a passion for working with diverse communities. Her other interests include post-conflict gender justice and participatory community arts.
Monique loves languages, art, dance, poetry and travelling.
Administration Manager: Kelly MacDonald
Kelly is the backbone of Domestic Violence NSW and keeps the office running smoothly and happily. Kelly loves working at Domestic Violence NSW and assisting our members with enquiries and support. She is the friendly and kind voice on the end of our phone line.
Kelly is inspired every day at work from the passionate, intelligent and supportive women she works with at DVNSW. Kelly has worked with people with disabilities and aged care and believes in everyone having the right to participate and pursue their dreams in life.
Kelly coordinates the donations we receive and makes it possible for the women children escaping domestic violence to have access to things such as donated cosmetics, essential items, clothes and other goods. She also coordinates, packs and sends all the hundreds of Christmas presents donated to women and children living in refuge over the holidays and is dedicated to ensuring this seasonal donation is possible.
She loves spending quality time with her family and friends, playing soccer and watching live music. Kelly believes that laughter is the best medicine and is always sharing her humour around the office making the environment fun and full of sunshine.