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 EVAWQ'S MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS 

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

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Emma Iwinska

Women's Health Queensland 

PRESIDENT

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!

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Beck O'Connor

DVConnect

SECRETARY

Beck is the CEO for DVConnect, QLD’s State-wide domestic violence 24/7 crisis response service, sexual assault helpline and specialist counselling partner for 1800RESPECT. Beck is deeply passionate about ensuring the safety, choices and dignity of people impacted by violence and that their diverse life experiences are acknowledged and respected.

 

As an inclusive queer feminist, Beck has dedicated her professional career to social justice; championing equality and self-determination through her work in adult, child and youth mental health (rural and remote), specialised domestic & family violence support and advocacy, women’s health, child protection, LGBTQ+ health and wellbeing, family counselling and mediation services. Beck has particular expertise in the design and delivery of complex clinical services in a virtual environment.

Beck is the Vice President of the LGBTQ Domestic Violence Awareness Foundation, on the National Sector Advisory Committee for 1800RESPECT, Stopping Gender Violence Advisory Board for QUT Centre for Justice and a member of the CALD Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Roundtable Advisory Group for the Qld State Government.

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Kate Hoffensetz
Sera's Women's Shelter

TREASURER

Bio to come.

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Daile Kelleher

Children by Choice

COMMITTEE MEMBER

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.

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Susie O’Brien
Mary and Martha's Refuge

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Susie 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.

Susie 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.

 

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

 

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

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Amie Carrington
DVAC

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Working from the ground up is at the core of Amie's approach. This passion for people and community has helped her lead successful social services in the Northern Territory, Regional New South Wales, and now as CEO for the Domestic Violence Action Centre providing Domestic, Sexual and Family Violence support services in Ipswich, Toowoomba and Darling Downs regions.

 

Amie is passionate about reducing gender-based violence in our communities and believes that this is best achieved through collaboration. Her leadership style focuses on empowering innovative and resilient teams to deliver high quality services.

 

Amie has skills in Senior Management of human services, Not For Profit Governance and community development. Amie's qualifications include a BA Communications (Social Policy), University of Technology Sydney, Diploma of Management and Leadership (VERTO Institute), and is currently studying a Certificate of Not For Profit Governance (Governance Institute of Australia). 

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Bronwyn Green

Mackay Women's Services

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Bronwyn is a board member at Mackay Women’s Services.

 

She has worked in various legal and administration roles within both public and private sectors for more than 20 years, including Queensland Health, Department of Communities, and Department of Justice and Attorney-General. Bronwyn’s personal and professional life has stretched across regional and metropolitan Queensland and Victoria.

 

Bronwyn enjoys collaborating and contributing to policy, with a view to ensuring service delivery is accessible and relevant to the community.

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Kylie Murray
Brisbane Domestic Violence Service

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Bio to come.