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Conny (Cornelia) Lenneberg
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August 5, 2022
Conny is an experience 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.
Chris Moon
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July 11, 2022
Chris Moon is a highly skilled digital transformation specialist who has demonstrated experience ensuring organisations are set up with the latest technology to deliver on strategic objectives. 
Dave Vicary
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July 11, 2022
Dr Dave Vicary is an experienced leader in the human services, not-for-profit, government, and tertiary sectors.  Dave was appointed the Director, Client Services in December 2021 and is responsible for leading the organisation’s client service development, transformation and delivery.  
Gendrie Klein-Breteler AM
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December 13, 2020
Gendrie Klein-Breteler AM has been with Good Shepherd since 1972. She has held a number of roles at the organisation starting as a volunteer before taking up a leadership position to provide residential care to teenage girls. 
Michael Malakonas
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July 11, 2022
Michael Malakonas is a strategic executive with more than 32 years’ experience in finance, accounting, strategy, governance, operations, enterprise risk, digital transformation and management. 
Dr Roslyn Russell
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July 11, 2022
Dr Roslyn Russell is an Honorary Professor with the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University. Roslyn’s 20-year research career focused on the factors that impact the financial wellbeing of Australians, particularly women.
Sarah Dixon
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July 11, 2022
Sarah Dixon has more than 15 years’ experience in human resources, people development and strategy. Sarah was appointed Director, People and Capability in June 2021 and is responsible for workforce planning, organisational design and development as well as overseeing the internal culture.  
Sarah Trainor
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July 11, 2022
Sarah Trainor is a highly experienced leader who has worked in complex environments, in Australia and abroad, across fast-moving consumer goods, sports, entertainment, and the non-for-profit and tertiary sectors. 
Ian Grisold
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June 30, 2022
Ian joined Healthscope in June 2019 as Vic/Tas State Manager responsible for 16 Hospitals across Acute, Rehabilitation and Mental Health. Ian has held a range of management roles in medical and hospital environments over 25 years.
Dr Andi Diamond
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June 27, 2022
Andi is an experienced Chief Executive Officer having led diverse and complex organisation, she currently serves as the Chief Executive Office for the City of Monash. Andi is also the Chairperson of Business School Industry Advisory Board at Victoria University.
Dr Sara Cotterall
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June 21, 2022
Sara was appointed to the Stewardship Council in 2021 as one of two members from Aotearoa New Zealand. She is an experienced academic and educator who has worked and lived in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Emma Saunders
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June 16, 2022
Emma is a business owner, consultant, and director. She works with governance boards with senior executives to find the best path to achieving an organisation’s vision. Her parents were health professionals and community volunteers, which sparked her belief in equity, service, and systems for strength. Emma gravitates toward tackling significant issues that compound disadvantages for people, particularly women.
Michelle Date
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December 14, 2020
Michelle joined the Stewardship Council after many years working as a leader in the health and human services sector for Catholic and not-for-profit organisations.
John Hutchings
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December 14, 2020
John is the Chair of the law firm Cornwalls. He is sought after for his business acumen, strategic insights and lateral thinking and is viewed by his clients as a trusted advisor whose reputation and expertise inspire confidence. 
Sister Monica Walsh
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December 14, 2020
Monica joined the sisters in 1963 and holds the role of Province Leader until the next Provincial Chapter.
Denis Fitzgerald
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December 14, 2020
Denis developed a close association with many aspects of Good Shepherd while serving as Executive Director at Catholic Social Services Victoria, from 2006 to 2019. 
Sister Caroline Price RGS
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December 14, 2020
Caroline joined Good Shepherd in Melbourne in 1982, after a career in the RNZAF where she worked in administration and flight operations.
Sister Pamela Molony
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June 22, 2022
Pam met the Good Shepherd Sisters in Brisbane and, feeling inspired to join them, travelled to Abbotsford in Melbourne in 1966.
Anthony Healy
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August 26, 2021
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.
Thu-Trang Tan
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February 15, 2021
Thu-Trang is the CEO of Volunteer West. She is also a Commissioner of the Victorian Building Authority and a Sessional Commissioner of the Victorian Liquor Commission. Thu-Trang began her career as a commercial and information technology lawyer in Sydney.
Molina Asthana
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December 14, 2020
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.
Sister Jan Ryan
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July 11, 2022
Jan came to know the Sisters through her sports team in 1960.  By 1963 after becoming more involved with the Sisters and the girls in care, she felt impelled to join the Sisters in their wonderful Mission.
Anne Astin AM PSM PhD
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August 15, 2021
Anne is an experienced Board member, Chair and Executive with more than 25 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.
Gill Callister
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December 13, 2020
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.
Anne Cherry
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December 14, 2020
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.
Michael Raper
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December 14, 2020
Michael has qualifications in arts, education and law and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). Michael most recently worked for the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) as Senior Advisor and Australian Red Cross as Director of Services and International Operations.
Stella Avramopoulos
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December 13, 2020
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.  
Sister Anne Dalton
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December 14, 2020
Anne first met Good Shepherd sisters in 1961 when she was involved in running a youth group at Abbotsford. In 1963 impressed by their Mission she joined the order.