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Our People

We are all partners in mission. Like the Good Shepherd Sisters, we work side by side with people in the community wherever services are needed and wherever there are opportunities for positive change.

In keeping with our heritage and core values, we work in a trusted relationship with the Good Shepherd Sisters in pursuit of a better world, with a focus on women and girls.

Stella Avramopoulos

Our CEO - Stella Avramopoulos

Stella Avramopoulos has been a CEO in the not-for-profit sector for over 14 years. 

As the leader of Good Shepherd, she is committed to disrupting cycles of disadvantage that hinder the wellbeing of women, girls and families.  

Stella’s stewardship has imbued the organisation with a reinvigorated focus that merges its globally renowned 400-year-old legacy with a contemporary professional approach; blends the principles of governance and accountability with excellent program performance; and creates an ecosystem of robust and meaningful partnerships with government, collaborating agencies, business and the broader community sector that brings the power of connection and shared innovation to the individuals and communities she serves.  

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Our Executive Management Team

Our Board

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.

Anne Astin AM PSM PhD

Anne Astin AM PSM PhD

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, (GSANZ) Board Chair Good Shepherd Services (GSS) Board Chair

Anne is an experienced Board member, Chair and Executive with more than 30 years working in the areas of education and science, the food, beverage and pharmaceuticals industries, food safety regulation, energy, land management, environment, and social services.
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Molina Asthana B.Com., LLB, LLM, GAICD

Molina Asthana B.Com., LLB, LLM, GAICD

Director, GSANZ & GSS Member, Mission & Service Strategy Committee

Molina’s experience includes working in top tier firms Minter Ellison (Mergers & Acquisitions) and Clayton Utz (Banking & Finance) and the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office. She has significant experience in the Indian jurisdiction, in the Supreme Court, with top law firms and as in-house counsel of a big conglomerate. Several of Molina’s Public Interest Litigations were reported in the national newspapers.
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Gill Callister PSM, BSW(Hons) BA

Gill Callister PSM, BSW(Hons) BA

Director, GSANZ & GSS Chair, Mission & Service Strategy Committee

Gill Callister is Chief Executive Officer of Mind Australia, a community-based mental health organisation with a long tradition of working with people with serious mental illness. She has dedicated her career to improving public policy and service delivery, particularly for vulnerable people in the community, and was recognised with a Public Service Medal in 2019.
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Anne Cherry B.Com., MBA

Anne Cherry B.Com., MBA

Director, GSANZ & GSS Member, Finance, Audit & Risk Committee Member, Mission & Service Strategy Committee

Anne began her involvement with Good Shepherd in 2015 serving on the Rosemount Good Shepherd Board in NSW. As a member of the board of Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, Anne is committed to supporting financial resilience and capacity building for women overcoming structural disadvantage.
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Dr Andi Diamond

Dr Andi Diamond

Director, GSANZ & GSS Member, Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

Andi is an experienced Chief Executive Officer having led diverse and complex organisation; she currently serves as the Chief Executive Office of the City of Monash. Andi is also the Chair Business School Industry Advisory Board at Victoria University and Director of Greater South East Melbourne.
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Anthony Healy, BSc, GDipEco, GDipFin, GAICD

Anthony Healy, BSc, GDipEco, GDipFin, GAICD

Director, GSANZ & GSS Chair, Finance, Audit & Risk Committee Chair, Property, Investment & Assets Committee

Anthony has a strong track record of success in CEO, C-suite, and board-level roles in the finance sector over the past 28 years, including CEO of the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) and Chief Customer Officer at National Australia Bank (NAB). With a family of social workers (and one Good Shepherd Sister!), he developed a strong commitment to social justice and financial inclusion.
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Conny (Cornelia) Lenneberg, MA, Doctorate of Letters

Conny (Cornelia) Lenneberg, MA, Doctorate of Letters

Director, GSANZ & GSS Member, Mission & Service Strategy Committee

Conny is an experienced executive in the community and social justice sector, with 30 years diverse international and local experience from field practitioner to executive and governance leadership.  Her expertise is across leadership, strategy, and evidence-based community development practice.
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Thu-Trang Tran, MSocPolicy

Thu-Trang Tran, MSocPolicy

Director, GSANZ & GSS

Thu-Trang is the CEO of Volunteering Victoria. She is also a Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority and a Sessional Commissioner of the Victorian Liquor Commission.
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Good Shepherd Sisters

Our Sisters

The Good Shepherd Sisters currently live and work in four states of Australia (Victoria, NSW, WA and Queensland), and in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Today, as ever, the Sisters are guided by the principles of their Foundress, St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier.  Some Sisters are active in ministries including governance, administration, pastoral care, spiritual direction, counselling, parish and music ministry, connections with former residents, advocacy and support for older sisters in residential aged care. They support Good Shepherd events and social justice and advocacy projects particularly relating to Indigenous affairs, anti-trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers.  Together and individually, the Sisters continue to seek opportunities for ongoing personal renewal, community education and awareness raising.

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