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Our team

Christine, Executive Director

Christine has over 25 years’ experience working with government and non-government agencies in the social welfare field. Christine has a background in Child Protection through Department of Communities and Justice, Mental Health, Suicide Postvention and Youth Homelessness and holds a Bachelor Community Welfare.  .

Christine is a strong advocate for social justice and is passionate about working together as a community to create change.

Axel, Senior Case Manager (Outreach and Intake Worker)

Axel commenced with Guthrie House in 2010 and brings significant AOD experience. Axel holds the duel role of Senior Case Manager providing leadership and mentorship to the Case Management team as well as the role of Outreach Worker and Case Manager. Prior to this Axel worked as a Health Education Officer and Administrator at the Resource and Education Program for Injecting Drug Users (REPIDU) at Redfern.

Axel plays a key role at Guthrie House through delivering the Smart Recovery Program and Womens Choice and Change to the clients participating in both the residential and outreach components of the Program and leading the Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) (Certificate) accreditation process through QIP (Quality Innovation Performance).

Axel holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology), Diploma in Community Service and Welfare and a Diploma in NGO Leadership and Management.

Giselle, Residential Support Worker

Giselle commenced her employment with Guthrie House in 2014 as a Residential Support Worker. Giselle holds a Diploma in Community Welfare.

Giselle has worked in various NGOs and has extensive experience within the community services sector. Her previous experience includes: AOD Case Work and support work in specialist homelessness services. She has also supported women and children involved in domestic and family violence. Giselle works within a trauma-informed framework and is committed to culturally inclusive practices.

Margaret, Administration and Finance Officer

Margaret has over 30 years’ experience working in various roles including Office Manager, Personal Assistant, Executive Assistant and Coordinator.

Margaret’s administrative background includes Insurance and Financial planning, Out-of-Home Care, Real Estate and Youth Homelessness. 

Margaret has an Advanced Diploma of Event management, a Diploma of Management and a Certificate IV in Frontline Management.

Gabby, Case Manager – Family Worker

Gabby commenced with Guthrie House in 2022. Gabby has a Bachelor of Arts -Psychology and Bachelor of Human Sciences (Community Services). Gabby is also currently completing a Masters of Public Health to pursue her passion of improving the health and wellbeing of all.

Prior to Guthrie House Gabby has history working in crisis accommodation and mental health.

Gabby is the Family Case Manager at Guthrie House, supporting women and their children. Case Management at Guthrie House seeks to maximise rehabilitative opportunities and addressing inequalities relating to social justice issues within our community.

Leah, Health Worker

Leah has a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Population Health and holds a Diploma in Community Welfare. Leah has worked in women’s crisis accommodation services for almost 20 years and has always held a strong interest in the overall health needs of women experiencing homelessness.

Leah is the Health Worker at Guthrie House; her role involves assisting clients with their health outcomes and she achieves this though one on one consultation with the clients and facilitates group education sessions on a variety of health, physical activity and nutrition topics.

Sue, First Nations Support Worker

Chloe, Mental Health Worker

Chloe has completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and is a registered psychologist. Chloe has experience working in Drug and Alcohol research at the University of Sydney and supporting clients therapeutically as a psychologist in private practise. 

Chloe is enthusiastic about supporting the wellbeing of the residents at Guthrie House by working with them to develop personalised wellbeing plans and facilitating group sessions that are tailored to the needs of the residents. Chloe is passionate about supporting those who have experienced trauma and helping to empower them to achieve their goals.

Wanda, Residential Support Worker

Wanda is the longest-serving staff member at Guthrie House commencing her employment in 1998, which reflects her passion and commitment in relation to working with the client group. Wanda holds a number of tertiary qualifications including an Associate Diploma in Social Science and an Advanced Certificate in Community Welfare. Wanda brings to her role extensive experience in the non-government sector, in particular community-based agencies; and her knowledge, skills and experience are assets to the team.

Wendy, Residential Support Worker

Wendy commenced her employment at Guthrie House in 2013 in the capacity of Residential Support Worker (RSW). Wendy holds a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Criminology and a Diploma of Drug and Alcohol. Wendy brings extensive experience to Guthrie House through having worked at Juvenile Justice NSW.

Lara, Case Manager – Residential

Lara commenced with Guthrie House in 2021, moving from work across the NGO sector in gender-based services.

Lara is a Case Manager at Guthrie House, supporting residents to maximise rehabilitative opportunities, co-facilitating groups and engaging in intense case management. Lara is passionate about fighting alongside people who are experiencing systemic disadvantage and has a history of engaging in community work towards making change.

Lara holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Diploma of community Services, and is in her final semester of a Master of Human rights.