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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 Dineen – Corporate 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.
Clare Sauro – Principal Lawyer
Clare grew up locally and was excited by the opportunity to return and contribute to her local community by leading Loddon Campaspe CLC’s legal practice. Clare previously worked as a lawyer with Slater and Gordon Lawyers and as a lawyer and educator with the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency in Darwin. She has also volunteered both overseas and in Australia with Non-Government Organisations, international Courts and community legal centres. She is a qualified mediator and believes in the importance of community development principles that respect clients, take a client-centred approach and involve working collaboratively with other services.
Kaz Gurney – Goulburn Valley CLC Managing Lawyer
Kaz is Goulburn Valley CLC’s Manager and Principal Lawyer. She studied industrial chemistry and worked in the pharmaceutical industry before trying her hand at farming and pastoral activities. She then worked for Parks, Fisheries and Wildlife while completing a degree in Biology and Natural Resources. After moving to Aboriginal Affairs, she went on to Heritage Victoria, where she worked with archaeologists diving shipwrecks along the Victorian coast. Kaz gained an Honours degree in Law and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice during this stage of her career. She worked as a lawyer in the criminal law stream with Fitzroy Legal Service and at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre before moving to Shepparton in 2012 to manage Goulburn Valley CLC. In 2018 she was awarded Community Lawyer of the Year by the Law Institute of Victoria, recognising the work of the Goulburn Valley CLC team. Kaz lives in Kialla with her dog and aeroplane.
Kirsty Waller – Housing Justice Manager
Kirsty undertook a student placement with ARC Justice in 2007 while studying Community Services at Bendigo TAFE. ARC Justice subsequently employed Kirsty as an Advocate & Support Worker in the Housing Justice team. In 2016, Kirsty was appointed Manager of Housing Justice. She is currently studying Psychology at Swinburne University.