Leadership Team

Fiona McNamara

Chief Executive

Fiona’s career to date has covered sexual violence prevention, gender advocacy and leading and developing organisations in the not-for-profit and arts sectors.

Judy O’Brien

Programme Manager – Community and Organisational Development

Judy promotes the development of communities and workplaces that are physically and psychologically safe for all people. She comes to this work from a background in violence prevention, organisational behaviour, policy development and the performing arts.  

Heather Perry

Youth Programme

Heather comes from managing a Women’s Refuge and prior to that spent ten years working for Family Planning as a Sexual Health Promoter.

Belle Ong

Belle Ong


Belle manages the day to day operation of the office and supervises the communications and funding of the organisation. She is a strong advocate of equality and diversity and promotes safe and healthy relationships within the community.

Community and Organisational Development Team

Victoria Pond

Programme Coordinator

Victoria comes from a background in education and advocacy for rainbow rangatahi, bringing a passion for equity to the workshops they run in communities and workplaces.


Gerard Hoffman

Senior Consultant

Gerard Hoffman has spent the past 35 years working in a range of social work, counselling and therapy roles in justice, health and tertiary education settings in New Zealand and Australia.

Lesley Ayland

Senior Consultant

Youth Team

Anna McDonald

Youth Programme Coordinator –
Gisborne and Hawkes Bay

Keegan Allen

Youth Programme Coordinator – Wellington Region

Keegan started as an educator delivering the Mates & Dates programme and is now coordinating and supporting our Wellington-based facilitators. Before moving to Aotearoa, he spent 5 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin working in Crisis Stabilization through a Wraparound programme and facilitating sexual health and aggression replacement programs with adolescents.


Brian Smith

Youth Programme Coordinator –