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)
  • Patty Johnson (Treasurer)
  • Sue Williams (Secretary)
  • David Franklin
  • Wendy Spencer
  • Rikki Mawad
  • Maureen Gilbert
  • Catherine Graham

Chief Executive Officer

Jill Maxwell

Public Officer

Jill Maxwell


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

Acting Operations Manager

Alexis Martin 

Senior Practitioners

  • Yvona Nouzova
  • Hannah Smith
  • Nicole Tsakiris


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
  • Peter Baldwin 
  • Suna D'Eye
  • Michelle Enniss
  • Tamara Gillies
  • Louisa Kalimnios
  • Sandi Mackintosh
  • Nicole Tsakiris
  • Fiona Richardson
  • Kate (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
  • Andrew (surname withheld) - Training Officer
  • Maxine Downey-Smith - Training Administrative Officer

Projects, Policy and Research

  • Holly Mason-White - Social Policy Adviser

Business Services

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