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, Case Manager -Outreach and Intake

Axel commenced with Guthrie House in 2010 and brings significant AOD experience to the role of Outreach Worker and Case Manager having 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.

Gracia, Administration and Finance Officer

Gracia joined Guthrie House from August 2018 as Finance and Administration Officer. Gracia brings extensive knowledge and experiences in office management, finance, marketing and executive support within the Media industry.

Jamie, Case Manager – Family Worker

Jamie commenced employment with Guthrie House in September 2021 as a Case Manager and holds a Bachelor of Community Welfare.

Jamie has a background in Child Protection through The Department of Communities and Justice and has always held a strong interest in working with vulnerable women, as well as individuals experiencing homelessness and issues with alcohol and other drugs.

As a case manager with Guthrie House, Jamie works alongside the women in developing and implementing individualised case plans to provide holistic case management through a trauma-informed lens.

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.

Aboriginal Support Worker – Vacant

This position is currently vacant. Please contact Christine Duggan at manager@guthriehouse.com for more information

Mental Health Worker – Vacant

This position is currently vacant. Please contact Christine Duggan at manager@guthriehouse.com for more information

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