our team

T H E   B O A R D

The NORWACS Board is comprised of four dedicated volunteer members with a diverse range of skills, interests and experience. We currently have Board vacancies. If you are interested in joining our Board register here.

Samantha Crompvoets

Samantha Crompvoets

Board Chairperson

Sam has a background as an academic, entrepreneur, consultant, and advisor to federal government and the private sector on issues to do with women’s health policy and advocacy, domestic and family violence, institutional misconduct, and integrating women into traditionally male dominated fields. She is passionate about empowering women in business, having founded and run her own small business for eight years.

Jane Gold


Jane has worked in Community Services for Non-Government Organisations for 30 years.  Jane’s career included Women’s Refuge Work in Victoria for 13 years, Family Services Work back in NSW for 5 years and as Manager/Executive Officer at Penrith Women’s Health Centre from 2011 and lastly some contract work for Women’s Health NSW before retiring from the workforce in 2021.

Justine Dorrell

Justine Dorrell


An experienced Recruitment Consultant, Justine has been supporting businesses in the Northern Rivers and QLD with their recruitment and training needs since 2011, and is experienced in temporary, permanent and executive recruitment.  

As the Talent and Culture Manager for Elements of Byron over the past two years, Justine Dorrell has embedded a culture of care, belonging and growth through her leadership of recruitment, culture and training.

Ruth Rosenhek

Ruth Rosenhek

Ordinary Member


Ruth works as a trauma psychotherapist, nature wisdom facilitator and social and environmental just activist. She co-founded the NORWACS Foodscapes program that aims to up-skill women in food growing while increasing community resilience. Ruth lives on a community where she grows her own food.

T H E   S T A F F




Kelly Banister
NORWACS General Manager

Sandra Denison
Finance Officer

Diane Latta
Client Services Support

Krsna Mayshack-Mendero
Intake, Information &Referral 

Nerida Colley
Health Promotion

 Amala Sheridan-Hulme 
Women’s Health Nurse

Karen Scott

Vanessa Rosayro 
Clinical Lead

Madeleine Smith
Executive Assistant

Micaela Martin
Social Worker

Kristin Alexander
Intake & Social Worker

join us


We are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified/experienced women to join our casual pool to support our Intake, Information & Referral, communications and administrative work. If you are interested in joining our Team register here.

View current positions here.



We work collaboratively with other service providers to meet the needs of women in our communities, particularly for those who are at higher risk of poor health and wellbeing outcomes. If you are interested in working with us and would like to discuss partnership opportunities we’d love to hear from you.


We work with a small number of skilled volunteers. If you would like to donate your time and skills in support of our work, you are invited to register your interest here.