Who are we?
The Eastern Region Domestic Violence Services Network Inc., also known as Koolkuna, an Aboriginal term meaning safe place, is a not-for-profit organisation and has been providing crisis accommodation and support services to individuals affected by and living with domestic violence in Perth since 1992.
A society free from family and domestic violence
To diminish the causes and provide a range of responses to the community in relation to family and domestic violence
We carry out our operations from a framework of integrity, honesty, social justice, accountability and continuous improvement.
Koolkuna has a longstanding, committed and dedicated workforce with diverse range skills, experiences, qualifications and
capabilities that provide a safe place for individuals experiencing and/or living with family and domestic violence. We pride ourselves on our values and acknowledge that our most valuable assets are our staff.
Fundraise for us
Koolkuna are fortunate to have Koolkuna Champions in the community from individuals, groups, workplaces and schools to support families affected by family and domestic violence.
There are many fun ways you can fundraise for us including:
- Hosting a morning tea;
- Doing a fun run;
- Dress up days;
- Sausage sizzles;
- Hosting a movie night
- And anything you can think of.
If you have an idea about how you would like to fundraise for us contact our Fundraising team on 9274 6142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Workplace giving is a great way to support Koolkuna directly from your pre-tax pay.
Choosing to support the Koolkuna Workplace Giving program, your staff will be helping to improve the lives of families affected by family and domestic violence.
Any amount will make a big impact and can potentially change the lives of the families we support.
To find out more about Koolkuna’s Workplace Giving Program, including how we can partner with you please contact our Fundraising team on 9274 6142 or email email@example.com
We welcome partnerships with corporates based on your interest and our collective values.
To discuss potential partnerships tailored to your needs please contact via phone 9274 6142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Koolkuna Community Champions (donors and supporters)
Koolkuna is fortunate to have community members and groups in the community who support us.
There are no current vacancies
Koolkuna is governed by an experienced Board of Directors elected for their strategic and professional skills to assist the organisation in achieving its objectives. The Board is supported by a strong Leadership Team with many decades of experience.
With 25 years as a senior manager in the not for profit sector, Coralie has a comprehensive background in leading organisational change, service design and the implementation of community development initiatives. She has a wealth of experience in facilitating collaboration and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the community benefit sector.
Coralie has served on numerous management committees and boards in the social services sector and currently is a Senior Policy Adviser - Health and Community Services at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Coralie holds a tertiary qualification in Social Work and has completed an MBA from the University of Western Australia. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Management.
Haydon is a senior investigator with a state government agency where he conducts inquiries into corporate crime and misconduct. He is also the managing director of Castor Audit and Advisory, a firm providing auditing, assurance and management consulting services. Haydon is also a director of another non-profit organisation which provides support services to children with disabilities and additional needs, and serves as a disciplinary panel member for the Department of Education.
Complementing a diverse career in investigation, consulting and compliance, Haydon has an education in management, law, counter-terrorism, criminology and risk management. He has made considerable efforts towards increasing accountability in the public sector and has a passion for good governance and business efficiency. Now serving on the board of two non-profit organisations, Haydon has a deep understanding of the needs of non-profit and social services organisations.
Haydon is passionate about social welfare and hopes his professional skills and capabilities will assist Koolkuna to achieve its vision of a society free from domestic and family violence.
Chantal has over 20 years of professional experience in finance, accounting and shared services management within industrial services, oilfield services and construction industries. She commenced with Koolkuna in Feb 2018 in the Treasurer role with the motivation to bring strong governance and gain understanding of issues in our wider community. Chantal has a BCom from Curtin University, member of CPA and holds a CFO role with a Global services provider.
Chantal’s motivation for accepting the treasurer role with Koolkuna were the opportunities to further develop the organisations Financial Systems and Controls and effectively streamline processes further. She has a very interactive Leadership style and enjoys building on relationships within our organisation and the wider community to create value adding opportunities.
Sharyn retired in 2016 after a long career in the State public service in which she carried out a range of executive support and managerial roles in Ministerial offices, central government agencies, service delivery departments and statutory authorities. She also undertook a variety of special projects with whole of government outcomes, and has extensive experience with government boards and committees.
Robyn is a proud to member of the Koolkuna Board. Soroptimist Internationalof Helena has been with Koolkuna from early in its existence and I have been a Soroptimist since 1993.
As a Soroptimist I have pledged and am committed to work to empower women and girls and keep them safe from violence.
Robyn is a retired Teacher and Curriculum Officer for 40+ years in schools from the South-west to the Kimberley. On my return from the Kimberley I taught at a school where I saw first-hand the effects of Domestic Violence and believe that may have been the trigger for my wish to be involved with Koolkuna.
Since the area around Midland has been identified as a “DV Hotspot” I feel it is paramount that all levels of the community support the work of the Eastern Region Domestic Violence Services Network. Robyn only hopes that her small part can contribute to the ongoing success of the service.
Carol has held senior management and executive positions in the health care sector, and has extensive experience in governance, regulation and policy development within the public and not-for-profit health and community sectors. She has held a variety of board roles in government regulatory and not-for-profit community sectors, including positions of Chair and Secretary, and has been a member of various committees including finance and risk, governance and policy. Carol was winner of the Northern Territory 2003 TMP/Hudson Telstra Business Women of Year Community and Government Award.
Barbara retired in 2015 after a long career as a journalist and as a communications advisor in the state public service.
She spent a number of years as a ministerial policy advisor in the WA State Government, in the field of regional development.
Dillan is a Director at Deloitte Australia and leads the Deloitte Perth Global Trade Advisory (GTA) Practice and is the Deloitte Asia Pacific GTA Oil & Gas Leader. Dillan has more than 13 years’ experience across the Oil & Gas Value Chain and has worked throughout the Oil & Gas lifecycle from exploration to project construction to operations. He has worked throughout upstream, midstream and downstream and cross both operators/asset owners and service companies.
In his role and throughout his career Dillan has focused on supporting the development of the Global Oil & Gas sector as well and ensuring that Global Trade flows efficiently, fairly and cost effectively. Dillan is also a proactive member of Women in Oil & Gas and an advocate for diversity in the industry.
In his role at Koolkuna, Dillan is passionate about pursuing an end to domestic violence and supporting those who suffer from it.