EVAWQ'S MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

PRESIDENT

Anne Butcher
Mackay Women’s Services
Anne.Butcher@dvrs.org.au​

Anne holds the position of Executive Director of Mackay Women's Services, an umbrella organisation for the Domestic Violence Resource Service, Sexual Assault Service and the Mackay Women's Health Services which are all collocated at the Mackay Women's Centre.  

 

This is a position Anne has held for the past three years. Prior to this, Anne worked at Central Queensland University as a Senior Research fellow at the Qld Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research and before that in the State Government for more than 23 years as Manager for Child Safety and Manager for Disability Services.  

 

As a social worker Anne has more than 33 years' experience in the non-government and government sectors where she has worked as a senior practitioner, manager and regional director within government.  

Anne has previously held national director positions with both the AASW and with Families Australia. Before moving into the role of president, Anne fulfilled the position of treasurer with EVAWQ.

TREASURER

Jane Doyle

Women's Centre Cairns

Jane has been manager of the Women's Centre Cairns for more than 20 years. 

 

Her organisation operates in both Cairns and Atherton Tablelands working across the domestic and family violence, homelessness and family support sectors, providing a range of supports including a domestic and family violence shelter. 

 

Jane is strongly committed to working in a feminist and truly collaborative manner.

SECRETARY

Lindy Edwards

Sera's Women's Shelter

lindy.edwards@serasws.org.au

Lindy has worked in Women's Services, in the area of domestic violence for 34 years, with the past 25 of these as manager of Sera's Women's Shelter in Townsville. 

 

Lindy is currently the Secretariat of the NQ Womens Services Network. She has been the Queensland representative on WESNET, the National Peak body for women's domestic violence services, since 2006 and served on the Board of Homelessness Australia. 

 

Lindy was involved in the Steering Committee to establish Queensland's peak body for Domestic Violence Sexual Assault and Women's Health Services, EVAWQ, and is currently on the Management committee of two other organisations in Townsville.

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Susan Stark
Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Suppor
t Centre (BRISSC)

Susan is currently employed as a Support, Group and Community Education Worker at the Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre (BRISSC). 

 

She has spent more than 25 years working in community organisations including Zig Zag YWRC, Othila's Young Women's Housing and Support Service, Children by Choice and True Relationships and Reproductive Health.  

 

Susan has held positions on a range of advisory boards and committees including Premiers Council for Women, Qld Youth Housing Coalition and the Somatic Sex Educators Association of Australasia.  

 

Susan has a passion for the empowerment of survivors of violence and contributing to meaningful systemic change.

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Sue Weatherill
Mary and Martha's Refuge

Sue has worked in the Community Services Sector for 14 years, three years in Specialist Domestic and Family Violence Management and three years in Integrated Family Services leadership.

Sue is the Manager of Mary and Martha's Refuge - Lutheran Services,  having moved from Victoria where she implemented several of the Victorian Government's domestic and family violence reforms related to the Royal Commission into Family Violence. She was part of the stakeholder consultation in the development of e-Safety's online learning modules for front-line workers, on the subject of technology facilitated abuse.

 

Sue is the Deputy Chair of the South-East Queensland Combined Women's Refuge Group.

 

Sue is highly committed to perpetrator accountability, child focus and client co-design in delivering domestic and family violence services women and children.

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Emma Iwinska
Women's Health Queensland

Emma is the CEO at Women's Health Queensland and is passionate about empowering women and creating structural change to promote equality for all.

Emma has worked in health for more than 20 years and has supported women in a range of diverse environments which has encompassed crisis accommodation, substance rehabilitation, prison, maternity settings, private practice and tertiary education teaching clinics.

Emma has a decade of experience as a lecturer in Higher Education and loves research, collaboration, creating positive change and getting results!

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Dale Kelleher
Children by Choice

Daile Kelleher manages Children by Choice a not-for-profit focusing on women's sexual and reproductive health in Queensland.

 

Children by Choice is committed to providing unbiased information and decision making counselling on all unplanned pregnancy options – abortion, adoption and parenting. The organisation also provides sexuality education to young people and professional development training for health and community sector professionals.

 

Daile's governance and industry experience include as a current management committee member of EVAWQ representing the women's health sector (2018 – current), member of the ANROWS (Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety) Practitioner Engagement Group (2018 – current) and member of the Women's Health Services Alliance of Queensland (2018 – current). She is also a non-executive director on the board of the Australian Breastfeeding Association.

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Lynn Anderson
Healing Yumba

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EVAWQ acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians and first peoples of Australia. We recognise the impacts of colonisation and dispossession and the contemporary disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. EVAWQ is committed to working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men to end violence against their women and children in Queensland.

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