Board Chair Sue Kelly
|Sue has extensive experience in Human Resource Management and is the Director of HR4Business, a Human Resource Management consultancy in Geelong. Her passion for giving back to the community is achieved by contributing in a professional sense by sitting on Boards and Committees of Management which she finds very rewarding. In her volunteer roles Sue shares her broad business acumen and insight and skills in HR and people management. In addition to Emma House, Sue is currently a member of a local Football Club Committee in Geelong, is Convenor of the Australian HR Institute Geelong Network and previously sat on the Barwon Network of Neighbourhood Houses Committee of Management for many years.
Sue is an avid supporter of the work the staff at Emma House undertake and is proud to be part of an organisation which creates a difference to the daily lives of individuals affected by family violence
Board Deputy Chair Simone Renyard
Board Secretary Leah Heinrich
|With a background in journalism and communications, Leah brings to Emma House 25 years’ experience in writing, editing, content creation and public relations. After many years in the media and in local government, she now works as a freelance writer, editor and content creator.
Leah is passionate about educating younger generations of women about gender inequality and what they can do to change the story, and has embarked on an advocate and campaigning journey in the family violence space, with personal experience as a victim-survivor guiding her. She has taken part in a PhD study as a victim-survivor and in 2018, presented at a state-wide family violence conference alongside prominent campaigner Rosie Batty.
Leah wants to us her experience – both personal and professional – for good as a board member of Emma House.
Board Treasurer – Sophie O’Keeffe
Board Member – Sandie de Wolf AM
Board Member – Tess Lye
|Tess Lye is the General Counsel of Western Health and is the Deputy Chair of The Sexual Assault and Family Violence Centre, that offers free and confidential specialist services for adults, children and young people who have experienced sexual assault or family violence across the Barwon, Wimmera and Western Melbourne areas of Victoria. Tess is a commercial lawyer who has worked in a range of in-house legal roles in the healthcare, banking and mining sectors, and in volunteer roles in the social and affordable housing, arts and community legal services sectors.|