Meet our board.

Daniel Winters - Chairperson & Treasurer

Daniel is the Chair & Treasurer of the Stopping Family Violence Board. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Finance from Curtin University.

Daniel has ten years experience providing audit and consulting services to private businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations for PwC. He is the leader of the Private Consulting team in Western Australia.

Daniel has a passion for the NFP sector, with experience working and volunteering for many charitable organisations in Western Australia, in particular within the Health and Social Services sectors.

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Donna Chung - Deputy Chairperson

Donna is the John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at Curtin University, and has been involved in research, advocacy and teaching in violence against women and children for a number of decades. Her work has always involved working closely with policy makers, managers and practitioners to develop relevant evidence for change and evaluate existing programs, both in working with women and children and responding to those perpetrating domestic and sexual violence. Donna is a member of several organisations and committees working to end violence against women, and is also a consultant to governments on policy and service design in these areas.  

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Petrina Slater - Board Member

Trina Slater is an Aboriginal woman from Perth with both Noongar (Whadjuk/Balardong) and Yamatji (Badimia) family ties. Trina is currently Manager Family Support at Wungening’s Wooree Miya Refuge for women and children. A little more than 10yrs ago, whilst working in schools and studying Early Childhood Education, she took up a support worker role at Wooree Miya and she hasn’t looked back since. Wungening’s support with increasing staff awareness and understanding of family and domestic violence has been the key to her commitment to working to keep Aboriginal women and children safe in a crisis.

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Michael Hovane
Michael Hovane - Board Member

Michael Hovane is a practising lawyer of over 27 years’ experience, predominantly in the family law and family violence areas and is a Stopping Family Violence board member. Michael managed the specialist Domestic Violence Unit and conducted family law, child protection and restraining order litigation at Legal Aid WA for 17 years, before moving to a newly created role of Family Violence Consultant in 2017.

As Family Violence Consultant, Michael has a lead role in relation to family violence for law reform and policy matters, training and professional development, community and professional resources, and collaborative projects and services across Legal Aid WA.

Michael is also qualified as, and has practised as, an Independent Children’s Lawyer and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (mediator). Michael was previously seconded by the State Department of the Attorney General, to work on reforms to family violence laws in 2004 and 2013. Michael is currently on secondment to National Legal Aid in a family law policy role, assisting with submissions to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of the family law system.

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Wayne Stevenson
Wayne Stevenson - Board Member

Wayne Stevenson is a senior executive with demonstrated success achieving income, profit, and business growth objectives within both new and existing services. He has proven experience in governance and quality systems requiring a deep understanding of critical business drivers, relationships and responsibilities, and is customer-focused and performance-driven. He has managed P&L for business divisions exceeding $20 million in revenue.

Wayne has a 15 year history in Men’s Behaviour change, developing the initial service model and policy for a Men’s therapeutic community residential Domestic Violence program. Wayne is a consultant psychologist and currently operates MindTime, his own private consultancy business providing Psychological and Counselling Services to young people, school staff and their families, at private and public schools in the Rockingham area.

Wayne holds an MBA from Murdoch University and a Masters of Psychology from Curtin University. Wayne is the Chairman of the Stopping Family Board and has previous experience as a Board member for Communicare Inc., WACOSS, and Local Church Board.

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