MEET OUR TRAINERS
Bachelor of Social Work and Diploma of Community Welfare Work, TAE (Certificate IV in Training and Assessment)
Dinar has 10 years’ of direct service experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities with us. She has coordinated the Complex Case Support program which responded to refugees and humanitarian entrants to Australia.
She also contributed to research with Assoc. Prof. Marie Segrave from Monash University on temporary migration and family violence.
Previously, she worked at Dandenong Magistrate Court as the Family Violence Applicant Practitioner, where she helped families on intervention order matters.
Bachelor of Psychology and Diploma of Community Services and Counselling, TAE (Certificate IV in Training and Assessment)
Monaliza Bucud, known to many as Monet, is someone who has been advocating for social justice since she was 14 years old.
She has more than 20 years’ of professional experience supporting women and children both in the Philippines and in Australia. Her work included training, project management and case management. She has been working in family violence organisations in Australia for more than 8 years.
Bachelor Social Work (Germany and Melbourne), TAE (Certificate IV in Training and Assessment), Diploma of Frontline Management
Nadine migrated from Germany to Australia in 2005. She has been a trainer in cultural diversity, mental health and family violence for over 8 years.
She is also an experienced project coordinator in primary prevention of family violence within culturally diverse communities. Nadine is passionate about what she does and is driven by providing training that is engaging and thought provoking.
Dr Paola Bilbrough
PhD (Feminist Cultural Studies & Participatory Documentary), TAE (Certificate IV in Training and Assessment), Postgraduate Diploma (Education)
Paola has 20 years’ experience in community development, education and training, working predominantly with refugee and migrant background young people and women on human rights and social justice issues.
Prior to working at inTouch, Paola’s roles included lecturing in International and Community Development at Victoria University and designing and delivering training for the state-wide Youth Referral and Independent Person Program.
Raising awareness of the impact of gender inequity and the importance of cultural humility has been integral to all of Paola’s work. She is passionate about contributing to systemic change that prioritises the diverse voices and needs of family violence victim survivors.
Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Business, Diploma of Project Management, TAE (Certificate IV in Training and Assessment)
Lucia has over 15 years’ of experience working with and advocating for women and children who have been subjected to family violence.
Lucia has worked with children, youth and families in family violence. Her experience includes direct services, policy, program and service development.
Lucia has also been in strategic roles as the deputy chair for the Domestic Violence Victoria board and the InTouch Board.
She is passionate for the voices and stories of victim survivors to be heard and incorporated into systemic change.
Lucia is trained in growth coaching and facilitation. She has developed and delivered training that is tailored, informative and incorporates the voices of victim survivors.