Board Members

The FRSA Board consists of five elected Directors and up to four additional Directors, at the Boards’ discretion.

They meet four times annually to discuss governance and long-term goals, approve major actions of the organisation, support FRSA to fulfil its mission and ensure implementation of the FRSA Strategic Plan 2023-27.

Each Board position works on a three year term, and no Board member can exceed a maximum of three consecutive terms.

FRSA is responsible for supporting the Board, and for coordinating the Call for Nominations and ballot each year.

The Call for Nominations will be sent no more than 4 months prior to the AGM.

To nominate a potential candidate, you must be the authorised Member Delegate of an FRSA Full Member organisation who has not nominated any other candidate, and the person you are nominating must be the authorised Member Delegate of a Full Member or Associate Member organisation. All nominators, seconders and nominees must have their fees paid in full by the Call for Nominations date.

Useful Documents

The following documents are available to prospective nominees; please contact us or (02) 6162 1811 for copies:

  1. FRSA Position Description – Board Member
  2. FRSA Constitution 2023
  3. FRSA Policy and Procedures Manual
  4. FRSA Annual Report 22-23

FRSA Board Members (2023 - 2024)

Teresa Jayet

MBA, Grad FDR, BSocWk, BEd, Dip Financial Counselling

Board Chair
Finance, Risk & Governance Committee

Appointed: 23 November 2018
Reappointed: 20 November 2020
Reappointed: 23 November 2022
(Current term expiry AGM 2024)

Teresa Jayet is the Chief Executive Officer of the multi-disciplinary Organsiation, Mallee Family Care, and has 25 years experience in the human services sector across rural, remote and regional communities.  Teresa’s career commenced in the education sector where the foundation for her commitment to improve the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged children and families was established.

In her career, Teresa has had case work experience and held Executive roles, which has included direct oversight of a Community Legal Centre, Family Relationship Centre, Post Separation Cooperative Parenting Program, Child Contact Service, Regional Family Dispute Resolution, Financial Counselling, Communities for Children, Family Law Pathways, Mental Health and Disability Services, Research and Education, Foster Care as well as Family Counselling and Therapeutic Services.

Teresa is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has experience in a number of Non-Executive Director roles which include Chair, Deputy Chair and Treasurer.  Teresa also holds qualifications in Masters Business Administration, Graduate Diploma Family Dispute Resolution, Bachelor Social Work, Diploma Financial Counselling and Bachelor Education.

Allison Wainwright

M.Social Work (University of South Africa), Psych (Hons) (University of South Africa), BSocSc (Hons)

Deputy Chair
Chair of the Research and Policy Committee

Appointed: 22 November 2019
Reappointed: 19 November 2021
(Current term expiry AGM 2024)

Allison Wainwright is the Chief Executive Officer at Family Life, a specialist family services provider, working with vulnerable children, families and communities.

Allison has worked in both government and not for profit sectors in senior practice and executive management roles in the areas of children, youth and family services in South Africa and Australia. Allison has an extensive range of knowledge and experience spanning over 20 years of social work practice. She has a specialist skill set that focuses on programmatic design of therapeutic systems that provide trauma informed interventions and family sensitive practice including crisis services, residential care, child protection, family support and community based models. Allison has previously managed clinical, case management support teams in family violence, children and family services – in particular clinical mental health, and services for women and children experiencing violence.

She has provided international leadership over collective impact, community change and primary prevention initiatives. Designing place based and community centred models around HIV/AIDS prevention, family violence prevention, sexual health and place based responses to vulnerable families and children.

In South Africa Allison held the position of State Director for Integrated Services for Women and Children impacted by family and sexual violence and led the South African government reform agenda from 2005 to 2011, rolling out community based responses to victims of crime and violence.

Zoe Locke

B. S.Science (Human Services), Grad Dip FDR, FRDP & NMAS Accredited, Child Consultant, GAICD

Treasurer
Chair of the Finance, Risk and Governance Committee
Sector Events Committee
Conference Reference Committee

Appointed: 23 November 2022
(Current term expiry AGM 2025)

Zoe Locke is the Deputy Director at CatholicCare Social Services in Toowoomba, a not-for-profit organisation supporting families and individuals and servicing 487,000 square kilometres of regional Queensland.  With a strong sense of social justice Zoe has been a consistent advocate for the Family Services sector.

Her professional experience includes two decades of work within the Family Services sector. Her practical grounding as a frontline practitioner, has guided her strategic roles as a Senior Manager and Deputy Director. Zoe has provided organisational oversight of and leadership in multiple jurisdictions, across a broad cross section of programs. Zoe has expertise in Child Protection, Family Law Services and Workplace Mediation with demonstrated success leading and shaping multidisciplinary and diverse teams. She is committed to improving workplace culture and developing and empowering high functioning teams. She commenced her career with a Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) working in Residential, Foster and Kinship Care Services, before completing a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution and transitioning into Family Law Mediation. With a passion for ongoing learning and development, Zoe has completed further training as a Child Consultant and a Nationally Accredited Mediator. Zoe’s commitment to vulnerable children and families with a focus on diversity and inclusion has been cemented throughout her career including spending time volunteering in the sector in India and Vietnam.

With over 15 years’ experience leading teams and organisations and overseeing organisational practice, Zoe has developed expertise in the core areas of board responsibility required including governance, risk management, financial performance and management, organisational culture, Environmental Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) reporting and Strategic Planning. In 2021 Zoe Graduated from Australian Institute of Company Directors Course (GAICD). With a proven ability and experience in developing strategy and implementing governance and compliance frameworks, Zoe has broad sector knowledge, a focus on innovative practice and has successfully implemented and managed pilot funded programs and organisational wide cultural change.

Leanne Strommen

B. Social Work, AdvCert in Human Services (Disabilities), GDip in Housing Management and Policy

Chair of the Sector Events Committee
Chair of the Conference Reference Committee
Research and Policy Committee

Appointed: 22 November 2019
Reappointed: 19 November 2021
(Current term expiry AGM 2024)

Leanne Strommen is the General Manager Community Services of Centrecare Inc, which delivers a diverse range of social services to the West Australian community and provides 65 programs and over 150,000 community contacts a year. Her involvement in the sector, both paid and voluntary positions spans over 30 years. Leanne ‘s direct experience is through her work in the areas of individual, family and children counselling, family and relationship services, early education programs, homelessness support, housing provision, justice programs, settlement services, out of home care, financial counselling support and family and domestic violence services. Leanne is strongly committed to the recognition of Indigenous people as the original custodians of our land and working towards addressing the barriers that Indigenous people face in getting appropriate services to meet their needs.

Her involvement in the sector, both paid and voluntary positions spans over 30 years. Leanne’s managerial skills and knowledge of community services has helped her develop a deep understanding of the social service sector and government systems in which community service organisations engage. Leanne considers it essential that people from all backgrounds have access to service consistency and service excellence. Further to this, that the sector is central to the future wellbeing of so many Australians and continually seeks through advocacy and lobbying to protect the integrity and quality of social service delivery throughout Australia.

Leanne’s strong knowledge and understanding of the local needs of the community and effective responses pertains to metropolitan, rural and remote areas. Her involvement has been in state government and national committees including being the former chairperson of Shelter WA, Community Housing Coalition of WA and Western Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office, and a former Board Member of the Australian Federation of Homeless Organisations and National Shelter.

Fallon Roberts

BA (Sociology), LLB, GDip in Family Dispute Resolution, Family Law

Research and Policy Committee
Sector Events Committee

Conference Reference Committee

Appointed: 23 November 2022
(Current term expiry AGM 2025)

Fallon Roberts currently hold the position of Executive Manager, Families, Wellbeing and Justice at Centacare New England North West and has worked in the social services field for the past 15 years. In her current role, she is responsible for multiple state and federally funded programs including seven funded through the Department of Social Services for the provision of family, relationship & parenting based services.

Fallon has tertiary qualifications in law with operational experience in family and criminal law. She has worked in regional, remote and isolated communities in North West NSW for 15 years. She understand the challenges of these communities, especially relating to the social services, health, wellbeing and justice fields. Fallon has unique insight into the cultural worlds of our First Nations people and communities, having Aboriginal children, an Aboriginal husband and a large Aboriginal extended family. This connection exposes her to the beautiful cultural ways and being of our Aboriginal communities and the enduring struggles of our First Nations peoples.

Fallon is experienced in working for the public sector, previously holding the position of Regional Manager, Juvenile Justice for a five year period where she oversaw the operations of community based youth justice offices across the region. Both public sector and non-government roles have given her the opportunity to work with some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, which has always driven her to identify service needs of communities and work to fill service gaps.

Terms for Current Board Members

Teresa Jayet since AGM 23/11/18 to AGM 2024

Leanne Strommen since AGM 22/11/19 to AGM 2024

Allison Wainwright since AGM 22/11/19 to AGM 2024

Zoe Locke since AGM 23/11/22 to AGM 2025

Fallon Roberts since AGM 23/11/22 to AGM 2025

Felicity Williams since AGM 29/11/23 to AGM 2027

Cheryl Orr since AGM 29/11/23 to AGM 2027

Judge Alexandra Harland since AGM 29/11/23 to AGM 2027

John Bouffler since AGM 12/12/23 to AGM 2027

Executive

Chair: Teresa Jayet
Deputy Chair: Allison Wainwright
Treasurer: Zoe Locke

Finance, Risk and Governance Committee

Chair: Zoe Locke (Treasurer)

Members:

  • Teresa Jayet (Board Chair)
  • Felicity Williams
  • Jackie Brady (ED – Ex officio)

Research and Policy Committee

Chair: Allison Wainwright
Members:

  • Leanne Strommen
  • Fallon Roberts
  • Judge Alexandra Harland
  • Cheryl Orr

Sector Events Committee

Chair: Leanne Strommen
Members:

  • Zoe Locke
  • Fallon Roberts
  • Felicity Williams

Conference Reference Committee

Chair: Leanne Strommen
Members:

  • Zoe Locke
  • Fallon Roberts
  • Felicity Williams

Strategic Leadership Forum Committee

Chair: Leanne Strommen
Members:

  • Zoe Locke
  • Fallon Roberts
  • Felicity Williams