Families ACT
Our vision is a Canberra where all families thrive


Our People


The Board

Pauline Thorneloe

Justine McNamara
Vice President

Riyana (Mira) Miranti
Associate Professor
NATSEM, University of Canberra

Liam McNicholas
Operations Manager Children's Services
Northside Community Service

Tom Thornton
Calllida Consulting

Juleen Schiefelbein
ACT & Southern NSW Regional Manager
Relationships Australia, Canberra and Region

The Advisory Council

Dawn Bainbridge
Karralika Programs Inc.

Sarah Murdoch
Executive Officer
St John's Care

Amanda Savle
Client Services Manager
Gugan Gulwan

Danielle Parra
Manager, Birth Family Advocacy Service
Red Cross ACT

Cara Jacobs
Director, Community Services
YWCA Canberra

Alison Taylor
Program Manager
Child, Youth and Family Support Service

Families ACT

Will Mollison
Executive Officer

Karen Hall
Policy | Research | Media