our team

T H E   B O A R D

The NORWACS Board is comprised of four dedicated volunteer members with a diverse range of skills, interests and experience. We currently have Board vacancies. If you are interested in joining our Board register here.

Samantha Crompvoets

Samantha Crompvoets

Board Chairperson

Sam has a background as an academic, entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor to federal government and the private sector on issues to do with women’s health policy and advocacy, domestic and family violence, institutional misconduct, and integrating women into traditionally male dominated fields. She is passionate about empowering women in business, having founded and run her own small business for eight years.

Jane Gold

Jane Gold


Jane has worked in Community Services for Non-Government Organisations for 30 years.  Jane’s career included Women’s Refuge Work in Victoria for 13 years, Family Services Work back in NSW for 5 years and as Manager/Executive Officer at Penrith Women’s Health Centre from 2011 and lastly some contract work for Women’s Health NSW before retiring from the workforce in 2021.

Justine Dorrell

Justine Dorrell


An experienced Recruitment Consultant, Justine has been supporting businesses in the Northern Rivers and QLD with their recruitment and training needs since 2011, and is experienced in temporary, permanent and executive recruitment.  

As the Talent and Culture Manager for Elements of Byron over the past two years, Justine Dorrell has embedded a culture of care, belonging and growth through her leadership of recruitment, culture and training.

Tess Dellagiacoma

Tess Dellagiacoma


Tess began her career as a registered nurse at the Camperdown Children’s Hospital. Tess is now a nationally accredited mediator and runs her own business under the Family Law Act. She has completed the Foundations of Directorship course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She hopes to contribute her expertise in board governance, her knowledge of government funding and philanthropic grants, and her law qualifications and demonstrated feminist approach to delivering services.

Jennifer Parke

Jennifer Parke


Jennnifer has been a senior manager delivering support services for vulnerable young people in both State and Federal government departments as well as in the not for profit sector. She has also been a Board member for a youth service and a community development service and brings these skills, networks and perspectives to the Board of NORWACS.

T H E   S T A F F




Kelly Banister
NORWACS Chief Executive Officer

Jacqueline Alinaitwe
Operations Manager

Sandra Denison
Finance Officer

Madeleine Smith
Executive Assistant

Krsna Mayshack-Mendero
Intake, Information & Referral

Nerida Colley
Health Promotion

 Amala Sheridan-Hulme 
Women’s Health Nurse

Emma Pearse
Intake, Information & Referral

Kristin Alexander
Intake & Social Worker
Shark Cage Group Facilitator

Alyse Parham
LWHRC Counsellor
WORTH Project Manager

Daniela Bataglia
LWHRC Counsellor

Micaela Martin
Social Worker

Regan Moore
Social Worker

Sonja Habernicht

Duke Albada
Art Therapist

join us


We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified/experienced women to join our casual pool to support our Intake, Information & Referral, communications and administrative work. If you are interested in joining our Team register here.

View current positions here.



We work collaboratively with other service providers to meet the needs of women in our communities, particularly for those who are at higher risk of poor health and wellbeing outcomes. If you are interested in working with us and would like to discuss partnership opportunities we’d love to hear from you.


We work with a small number of skilled volunteers. If you would like to donate your time and skills in support of our work, you are invited to register your interest here.