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Refuge Victoria is an independent not-for-profit incorporated association governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Our directors govern and guide Refuge Victoria and are committed to the organisation’s vision for people escaping family violence to live safe and free.

Emily Ryder

Emily Ryder

Chair

Director since 2019.
Appointed Chair 2021.
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Bridget Thakrar

Bridget Thakrar

Acting Deputy Chair

Appointed Acting Deputy Chair May 2023.
Director since 2021.
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Lino Sinni

Lino Sinni

Treasurer

Director since 2021.
Appointed Treasuer 2022.
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Professor Heather Douglas AM

Professor Heather Douglas AM

Director

Appointed July 2023.
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Funda Ozenc

Funda Ozenc

Director

Appointed July 2023.
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Dr Karen Smith OAM

Dr Karen Smith OAM

Secretary

Director since 2020.
Appointed Secretary 2021.
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Janet Jukes OAM

Janet Jukes OAM

Chief Executive Officer

CEO since July 2022.
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