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.

Board of Governance

  • Jandy Godfrey (Chair)
  • Margaret Hunyady-Sutherland (Deputy Chair)
  • Oliver Barta (Treasurer)
  • David Franklin
  • Wendy Spencer
  • Rikki Mawad
  • Catherine Graham
  • Stella Cook
  • Kellie Dean

Chief Executive Officer

Jill Maxwell

Public Officer

Jill Maxwell

Staff

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

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Carlisle

Senior Practitioners

  • Yvona Nouzova
  • Hannah Smith
  • Nicole Tsakiris

Counsellors

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.

  • Daniel Bahr
  • Tamara Gillies
  • Joc McConnell
  • Louisa Kalimnios
  • Peter Baldwin 
  • Sandi Mackintosh
  • Fiona Richardson
  • Val Griffin
  • Renae Pepper
  • Paul Kempys
  • Kate (surname withheld)
  • Rachael (surname withheld)
  • Anna (surname withheld)

Out-of-Hours Workers     

  • Names withheld

Training and Workshops

The SASS training team is made up of skilled educators with practical expertise in the area of sexual harm recovery.

  • Peter Baldwin - Training Coordinator
  • Adie Delaney - Training Officer
  • Tasha Erker - Training Administrative Officer

Projects, Policy and Research

  • Holly Mason-White - Social Policy Adviser

Business Services

  • Therese Leaman - Administration Team Leader
  • Jan Saunders - Finance Officer
  • Joanne (surname withheld) - Administrative Officer/HSR
  • Keryn (surname withheld) - Administration - Client Services
  • Tess Tilbury - Administrative Officer/Webmistress