Our people

SASS is privileged to be governed and staffed by a dedicated and committed team of people with a range of professional qualifications, skills and talents, who work hard to make the world a better place for our clients.

Our counselling staff are qualified social workers, psychologists and counsellors who are dedicated to assisting the recovery of adults and children who have experienced sexual assault and exploitation.

Board of Governance

  • Jandy Godfrey (Chair)
  • Margaret Hunyady-Sutherland (Deputy Chair)
  • Patty Johnson (Treasurer)
  • Sue Williams (Secretary)
  • David Franklin
  • Kerry Degrassi
  • Norman Reaburn AM
  • Wendy Spencer

Chief Executive Officer

Jill Maxwell  (Email:  jill.maxwell@sass.org.au )

Public Officer

Jill Maxwell


The Board and Chief Executive Officer are supported by the following staff:

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Bronwyn Forster  (Email:  bronwyn.forster@sass.org.au)

Senior Practitioners

  • Jocelyn McConnell: Counselling Coordinator
  • Hannah Smith:  Crisis Response
  • Andrew (surname withheld): Projects, Staff Support & Development


  • Daniel Bahr
  • Peter Baldwin 
  • Suna D'Eye
  • Michelle Enniss
  • Tamara Gillies
  • Sarah Harmer
  • Louisa Kalimnios
  • Sandi Mackintosh
  • Jocelyn McConnell
  • Yvona Nouzova
  • Hannah Smith
  • Nicole Tsakiris
  • Ebony - Surname withheld

Out-of-Hours Workers     

  • Names withheld

Training Co-Ordinator

  • Peter Baldwin

Projects, Policy and Research

  • Alexis Martin
  • Holly Mason-White

Business Services

  • Therese Leaman - Administrative Officer - Finance/Human Resources Support
  • Jan Saunders - Finance Officer
  • Joanne (surname withheld) - Administrative Officer
  • Keryn (surname withheld) - Administration - Client Services
  • Tess Tilbury - Administrative Officer/Webmistress)