Anne Edwards is a sociologist who has spent her professional career in universities in England, Victoria and South Australia. Her last appointment was Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University, from 2001-2007.
Bernadette's current role is Deputy Director-General, Community Services Directorate, ACT Government.
Ian joined the Board as a Director in August 2013. Ian is also Vice Chair for Voyager Indigenous Tourism and Chairs the Indigenous Land Corporation’s Board Finance Legal and Investment Sub-Committee. He serves on the Board of Trinity College at Melbourne University, and is an Executive Coach.
Dr Melanie Heenan is the Executive Director of Court Network, a not for profit organisation that provides support to people going through the court system.
Pino is the founder and Managing Director of the Cultural Perspectives Group: Cultural Perspectives, DiverseWerks and CIRCA Research, sector leaders in consulting to, researching and communicating with CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.
Ros Baxter is Group Manager of Families Group in the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services. Her group leads the Government’s work on the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, and the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.
Shirley Slann is an Aboriginal woman from Mount Isa, North West Queensland and has worked in the area of Domestic & Family Violence for over 20 years.
Tania is currently the Chief Executive Officer, Office of Prevention and Women's Equality, Department of Premier and Cabinet.
Victoria Hovane is an Aboriginal woman from Broome in the Kimberley region of WA. Vickie has a PhD in Psychology aimed at informing a cultural dimension in psychological theories of sexual offending against children and also holds First Class Honours Degree in Psychology.
Wendy Spencer is a Director in the Tasmanian Department of Premier and Cabinet and has led the development and implementation of the Tasmanian-government’s family violence policy, Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020.