The small team at DVNSW is committed to raising the profile of domestic and family violence and supporting services all over NSW.


Interim Chief Executive Officer - Delia Donovan

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.

Policy and Research Manager: Shelley Booth (maternity leave)

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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.

Shelley loves other people’s stories and attending catered events.

Advocacy and Prevention Manager: Monique Dam

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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.



Operations Coordinator: Philippa Campbell

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Voices for Change Coordinator: Renata Field

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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.

Louise Gardiner - Safer Homes Manager

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Louise is the Manager of our 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.

Always up for a cuppa and a yarn Louise loves to spend her free time with family and friends.