Our People

Our Patron

Howard Nathan AM, Supreme Court Justice (ret.), Adjunct Professor La Trobe University Law School

Our Board

Our Board provides oversight and governance to ensure that our programs work towards an inclusive community built on a foundation of human rights and equality before the law. The Board meets monthly to evaluate the organisation’s operations and to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place to minimise risks. The Board’s key areas of focus are:

  • strategic vision
  • financial accountability
  • occupational health and safety
  • risk management
  • policies and procedure

Our Board members are Andrew Chittenden (Chair), Christopher McDermott, Clare Fountain and  Kate Scarce.

Our Staff

Hayley Mansfield – Executive Officer
Hayley joined us after working at the Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative where she was the General Manager, Family and Community Services. She has previously worked with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Baptcare and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. She is a proud Tanganikeld and Ramindjeri woman and looks forward to implementing ARC Justice’s first Reconciliation Action Plan and working alongside local Aboriginal communities to ensure ARC delivers a culturally safe environment and increases its impact with aboriginal communities.

Annika Kearton – Manager, Strategy & Impact
Annika came to ARC Justice from the International Development sector where she worked with governments and NGOs to build capacity for participatory project design, implementation and evaluation. In her current role Annika provides strategic guidance and capacity building support across ARC Justice to strengthen systems and processes for monitoring, evaluation and stakeholder engagement to increase our social impact and accountability.

Mim DineenCorporate Services Manager
Mim started with ARC Justice in a quality assurance project role, later becoming the manager of Housing Justice, which she managed for several years.  In her current role, she manages the corporate services team to ensure areas such as human resources, facilities, finance and ICT (information communication and technology) support the staff in their roles and best meet the needs of our clients. Mim has previously worked in mental health service design, local government and various occupational therapy roles in hospitals and community services.


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