Staff

Sarah Nyssen

Frankston Coordinator
Sarah has a strong background of working in the early intervention and prevention space, with extensive experience including working in the women’s health sector and coordinating a youth mentoring program in the south east. Sarah is driven to create supportive relationships to achieve better outcomes for vulnerable people in our community.
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Sharlene Farrugia

Mentor Coordinator
Sharlene has been with WAM since 2015 and is responsible for the successful growth of WAM into the Western Suburbs. Sharlene’s qualifications in Social Policy-Social Inclusion and Masters in Human Rights complements her specialised understanding of structural discrimination, Advocacy, Application of feminist and human rights framework and Critical thinking skills.
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Susan Orr

Intake Coordinator
Susan is an experienced Counsellor, with more than 10 years’ experience working with women who have experienced family violence and understand the challenges and barriers vulnerable women face. With also previous experience working in a women’s family violence recovery mentoring program, Susan well understands the amazing power of women mentoring women and the changes it can bring to their lives.
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Mary Latham

Operations Manager
Mary has been with WAM since 2014. She is a chartered accountant who has experience in both corporate and not-for-profit roles; including professional accounting firms, financial services, disability and youth mental health. Mary has strong experience in finance, governance, project management, reporting and budget control.
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Tricia Ciampa

Executive Officer
With over twenty years in the not-for-profit sector, Tricia has expertise in program design, social impact evaluation and forging collaborative partnerships to deliver positive and life-changing outcomes for vulnerable people in our community. Tricia has very relevant experience in mentoring and the Victorian criminal justice system, including volunteering as an Independent Person providing support to young people during police interviews under the Youth Referral and Independent Persons Program.
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