Staff

Phaedra Thain

Resource & Care Coordinator
Phaedra has experience in the youth justice space and has qualifications in family violence and is currently undertaking a Master of Justice and Criminology. This has informed her understanding of advocacy, empowerment and preventing violence against women. Phaedra is passionate about building inclusive and sustainable programs that promote equality.
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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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Joyce Sedunary

Mentor Coordinator
The majority of Joyce’s employment has been with not-for-profit and community organisations, with previous roles working in youth mentoring, and volunteer recruitment and training. Joyce is a qualified counsellor and has a strong administrative background. Joyce has also enjoyed being a volunteer in her community. She has founded and operated two children’s theatre companies.
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Susan Orr

Intake Coordinator
Susan is an experienced counsellor and facilitator of family violence recovery groups, working within a feminist framework and trauma-informed practice. She understands the challenges and barriers vulnerable women face. With previous experience in a mentoring program, Susan knows 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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