The small team at DVNSW is committed to raising the profile of domestic and family violence and supporting services all over NSW.
Policy and Research Manager: Shelley Booth (maternity leave)
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.
Office & Operations Coordinator: Charlotte Davies
Charlotte’s originally from the UK and has worked with NGOs in Sydney within fundraising, events and operations.
She has always had a passion for feminism and gender equality and continues to advocate wherever she possibly can for better attitudes towards women and their rights.
Charlotte enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, writing and exploring the world. She loves to keep the team organised and regularly calls the 'chocolate hour' at the office.
Voices for Change Coordinator: Renata Field
Renata Field is our 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 10 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.