Sightlines is the Professional Services division of DVSM, established in 2015 and works to provide capacity building supports to corporates, institutes, organisations, services and communities. Sightlines works in a way that involves actively listening to people and communities with lived experience of Domestic and Family Violence and draws on practice-based evidence and evidence-based practice to improve social, service and system responses to violence.
The Sightlines Team includes DVSM’s CEO, the Sightlines Participation and Engagement Advisor, Sightlines Associate – Economic Wellbeing and Workplace & EAP Responses and team of Sightlines Associates who lead and/or support projects that relate to practice priorities and community needs.
Participation and Engagement Advisor
Geoff moved to Sightlines DVSM after his role as Manager of the International Youth Program at Oxfam Australia, in which he led a team of advisors who developed, trialled and refined different approaches to enable Oxfam to work in partnership with young people. Prior to this role, Geoff was the Coordinator of the Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) program and also for three years at the Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) at the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales.
Geoff has 10 years’ experience in designing, delivering and evaluating Human Rights, advocacy and leadership programs with specific experience in youth, Indigenous peoples rights, migrant worker rights and the impact on human rights of corporations.
Geoff is passionate about developing programs that enable the participation and leadership of people impacted by poverty and injustice.
Rebecca is communications specialist and financial wellbeing expert with experience across the corporate, government and not-for profit sector.
Before joining DVSM, she worked for the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) developing their employee financial wellbeing program. As a member of CBA’s Domestic and Family Violence Working Group Rebecca worked with a range experts to develop the Women’s Financial Wellbeing Guide and partnered with DVNSW to produce the Addressing Financial Abuse Guide.
She also led development of the bank’s first Financial Inclusion Action Plan.
With a background in communications and journalism, Rebecca developed her passion for financial wellbeing while working as a communications executive at the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia (ASFA). In that capacity she was an Executive Committee member for MoneySmart Week and subsequently became the founding CEO of not-for-profit organisation, Financial Literacy Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
Sal has worked in strategy and development roles within human services for twenty years in London and Sydney. She joined Domestic Violence Service Management (DVSM) in 2015 where she established a professional services division, Sightlines, to support improved social, service and system awareness and responses to people experiencing Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) and other adversities.
DVSM provides direct services to people experiencing DFV, homelessness and other wellbeing needs across urban, suburban and remote rural contexts in NSW. Under Sal’s leadership DVSM has also established an important contribution in the establishment of www.insightexchange.net. Each month, professionals, practitioners and the public from across the response continuum engage in reflection around foundational ideas about violence, and our shared responsibility as responders and social agents in representing violence.
Sal has designed and led projects in service reforms, common assessment frameworks, child poverty reduction and integrated leadership programs across statutory and universal services. Her experience also includes working with corporate leadership firms in an associate capacity as a coach and advisor to NGOs and corporate executives.
Sal is known for her strategic and purposeful approach to working with others, creating common ground amongst stakeholders with differing goals and motivations. Sal’s legacy is in developing the leadership of others and distilling clear ways to understand and make progress through complexity. Sal is passionate about connecting people to people, people to ideas, and ideas to ideas.