Meet our team

DVNSW comprises of a Board of Directors with a small, dedicated team determined to create change. You can contact us or arrange to come along to our office and meet with us by clicking here.

DVNSW Board

Helen Silvia

Chair

Annabelle Daniel

Vice Chair

Denele Crozier

Treasurer

Nicole Yade

Secretary

Yvonne Weldon

Kelly Lamb

Lesley Labka

Katy Jenkins

DVNSW Team

Chief Executive Officer
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Delia brings with her extensive experience in non-government and social services settings across Australia and the United Kingdom. She has 21 years’ experience in social work and social care settings spending the last 11 years in the domestic and family violence sector.

Delia has led two domestic violence organisations as CEO: The Dash Charity (Domestic Abuse Stops Here) set in the UK and more recently White Ribbon Australia. Delia was appointed as Chair of Prosper Australia in 2016 and is deeply passionate about their work to support disadvantaged children and families across NSW at home, in school and across the community.

Delia has been recognized and awarded for her work in both the UK and Australia receiving several awards for her work to innovate and effect change. Prior to her appointment with DVNSW, Delia has been consulting for an out of home care provider supporting their strategic planning and review processes.Delia holds a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Social Work from Brunel University in London.

Operations Coordinator
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Philippa Campbell brings with her over a decade of working in university and not for profit sector supporting research, events, operations and administration. Most recently she worked at the Sydney Policy Lab, at the University of Sydney University, in project support and administration.

Philippa is a passionate advocate for social justice and gender equality, she is also active in social movements and campaigning for people seeking asylum.
Philippa holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature and Modern History) from the University of Sydney.

Safer Homes Manager
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Louise Gardiner is the Manager of the Safer Homes, Stronger Communities project. Louise is passionate about ending homelessness. She aims to make a difference by increasing access to safe and sustainable private rental tenancies for women and children escaping Domestic and Family Violence through the promotion of mutually beneficial collaboration between DFV support services and real estate agents.

Advocacy and Prevention Manager
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Monique works with DVNSW members, partner organisations and other stakeholders to understand the issues facing people experiencing violence and to advocate for changes to laws, policies and programs. She values the expertise of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of migrant and refugee backgrounds, LGBTIQ people and people with disability on culturally safe, inclusive and accessible responses.

Prior to joining DVNSW, Monique volunteered at the Women’s Legal Service NSW and worked as a Legal Officer at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department on policy and programs relating to free legal services for women experiencing violence. She has previously convened a network of women working in NGOs, academia and government to discuss best practice and emerging issues in gender and development. She has led groups of activists to advocate for change for many years.

Monique is inspired by and learns from the strong, resilient women who survive violence and who work in specialist sexual, domestic and family violence services.

Sector Development Manager
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Tamara has qualifications in both law and counselling. She has over ten years of experience in legal and policy roles and another ten years’ experience as a counsellor.

Tamara’s policy roles have spanned both the government and NGO sectors. She has a particular interest in health and human services. As a result, she has held policy and project management positions at NSW Health, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and Homelessness NSW.

Tamara has a commitment to working on better responses to violence, neglect and abuse. While working as a counsellor, in community sector organisations, such as Relationships Australia, she supported many clients experiencing domestic violence. She has also undertaken extensive training in the dynamics of domestic violence and now delivers domestic violence training for the Centre for Training in Social Housing.

Policy and Research Manager
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Renata previously employed by DVNSW as the Voices for Change Coordinator, supporting people with lived experience of sexual, domestic and family violence to speak out about their stories.

Renata holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Sydney and brings more than 15 years’ experience in the not-for-profit community sector to the role. Renata began working with women who had experienced trauma at Guthrie House in 2013 and has worked in a range of roles including at Women’s Safety NSW, Delvena Women’s Refuge and the Education Centre against Violence.

Renata is committed to advocating for the needs of women and children experiencing domestic and family violence and improving the service delivery offered to women in need through high quality, well-funded, specialist services.

Communications Officer
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Caitlin comes from an extensive background in international development and human rights, working as a communications strategist and content specialist for not-for-profit agencies in countries such as India, Brazil, Hungary and Cambodia.

In her free time, Caitlin is an avid freelance travel writer and border collie enthusiast. She likes mangoes, anything written by Khaled Hosseni and drinks that come with tiny novelty umbrellas.

Policy and Research Manager (part-time)
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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.

Finance Officer
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Tracey has extensive experience in a range of accounting roles, and looks after all things financial at DVNSW. 

She has specialised in the not-for profit sector since switching from Financial Services almost 10 years ago, and continues to be inspired by the passionate individuals and organisations striving for change in the DV space.