PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Hayley is the Chief Executive Officer of Women’s Safety NSW. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours and University Medallist), a Bachelor of Business, and post graduate qualifications in mediation, family disputes resolution, financial planning and political economics. Hayley is deeply passionate about the work of women's specialist services and the importance of having diverse women’s voices represented in addressing the issues of gender inequality and gender-based violence. Hayley has over 15 years’ experience in the domestic and family violence (DFV) sector across the following areas: frontline specialist women and children’s services; violence prevention; accredited men’s behaviour change; family law practice; family disputes resolution; policy; law reform; advocacy; sector development; and organisational management. Throughout this time, Hayley has worked with diverse population groups and organisations in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote settings across the government, non-government and corporate sectors. Hayley has particular expertise in integrated, multi-sectorial strategies to address DFV, child safety, and family, civil and criminal injustice. Hayley brings a focus on evidence-to-action and genuine participatory research to Women's Safety NSW's work in legislative, policy and practice reform.

Scott has recently joined the Chaplaincy team of the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) agency based in Melbourne where he supports the wellbeing of the staff and volunteers of the BSL. Prior to this, Scott has been working in the preventing violence against women sector for over eight and a half years, most recently as Manager of Practice Development with Our Watch, the national foundation for the prevention of violence against women. He has coordinated prevention programs with faith communities and in workplaces and has extensive experience with delivery of prevention training programs, including a variety of programs associated with Change the story and with Baby Makes 3. Scott is on the Management Committee of the Melbourne Anglican Diocese prevention program and the Australian Anglican Family Violence Working Group.

Kym Tighe is an Advanced Social Worker employed by the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service as the Domestic and Family Violence Coordinator. Kym has completed a Bachelor of Social Work at CQ University and Management Certificate Program in Industrial Relations at QUT. Kym has been a member of the Gold Coast Domestic Violence Integrated Response Team for 11 years. Alongside her clinical role, Kym is involved in DFV Research projects across the health service. Kym presented at the National Stop DFV Conference in Melbourne 2017 and was both a presenter and member of the Program Advisory Committee for the National Stop DFV Conference at Gold Coast 2018 and 2019. Kym remains on the Program Advisory Committee for 2020.

Michael is a specialist children’s counsellor within the domestic violence sector. As well as working for NGO’s within the domestic violence sector Michael also owns and runs his own counselling and mediation business which utilises alternative therapies to support those who have experienced trauma and challenges within their lives. Michael is passionate and dedicated about breaking the cycle of domestic and family violence and through advocacy providing a voice for those who are unable to speak out themselves. Michael is also proactive through public speaking about addressing the challenges of domestic and family violence within geographically isolated regions.

Liana is a highly experienced speaker, consultant & educator with a passion for gender equality, family violence & human rights.
Having lived experience of family violence has led Liana to be able to inform key family violence reforms for Victorian State government departments and agencies and is determined to improve the safety and support for women who are leaving abusive relationships so as they can recover and rebuild their lives. Being a member of Victoria’s first 'Victims Survivor Advisory Council', the Diversity & Intersectionality Working group and the Ministerial Taskforce for the Prevention of Violence against Women has seen Liana influence change and advocate at a broader level. Liana is also a Board Director of Respect Victoria, Australia’s first statutory authority on the prevention of family violence. Liana has also partnered with Melbourne University, NBN, Oxfam, Victoria Police, Victorian government departments and the energy retail sector delivering training in family violence related issues. An award-winning academic Liana is committed to addressing family violence and achieving gender equality locally, nationally and globally.

In 1988 Peta established the first co-located sexual assault and domestic violence service in regional Western Australia and over the intervening years have continued to work with trauma-and-recovery. Starting in front line service delivery, Peta transitioned into policy, executive and consulting roles and has been fortunate to work and learn in diverse communities and settings. Healing and social change are the core of Peta’s work and life, which is lived in Perth amongst family and trees.

Corrina Graham is the Domestic and Family Violence Manager at NPY Women’s Council. Corrina has had 25 years experience in the community services field. First working in the Homelessness sector before family violence was a standalone field. Corrina has worked in not for profit organisations in Victoria for 21 years. Since 2004, Corrina has been managing domestic and family violence programs. She was highly involved in implementing programs that come from the Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations in Victoria. The move to Central Australia has enabled Corrina to achieve a long standing aspiration of delivering services that are led by women law, authority and culture.