Head of Workforce Development
Tori is a Senior Social Work Practitioner and a well-known specialist trainer in the field of family violence in Australia. She has delivered training and consultant advice to government, police, child protection, magistrate’s court and the family law environment. Tori has worked in a range of contexts at senior practice levels in Western Australia and Victoria. Read more
Mark Richards is a proud Wiradjuri man, father and fiancé. Mark is a huge sports fan and in his spare time enjoys camping, hiking and spending quality time with his partner and their two year-old son.
Mark has vast experience as a qualified trainer and assessor with significant expertise in planning and delivering training programs across the following areas:
- Mental health recovery practice
- Domestic/family violence
- AOD harm minimisation
- Suicide awareness/prevention
- Holistic health
Mark currently owns a training consulting firm, where he designs and delivers programs in the areas mentioned and assists in research projects with a variety of organisations.
For the past six years, Mark has had the privilege of delivering training and education programs in over 150 locations across the country, covering all states and territories and upskilling over 2500 frontline service workers.
Ann O’Neill has earned a first class honours degree in Social Work, a PhD in International Health and has spent 20 plus years in the human service sector.
Ann has worked in the areas of family violence, post homicide, justice and health in both government and non-government agencies across roles that include policy, service delivery, service and program development, research and training.
Ann has over 15 years’ experience supervising students and peers from management and clinical backgrounds.
Many comment that Ann has an ability to deliver sensitive, engaging and well-structured sessions that equip people with knowledge and tools to overcome and thrive personally and professionally.
Ann currently works within WA Health part time and consults in a variety of roles and sectors.
Vlasta is a highly motivated professional recognised for her experience in program development in both accredited and non-accredited training contexts. Her experience as a support worker informs her knowledge and skill alongside her passion for this particular work from her experience as a trainer in a small community-based RTO.
Vlasta provided support to learners with a lived experience of mental health to training and accessing Disability and Aged Care qualifications.
For the past 12 months, Vlasta has brought her VET skills and Community Sector skills and knowledge to No To Violence where she supports the NTV Workforce Development team to design, develop and deliver family violence training to the FV sector and non-sector human services.
Kim Pedler has worked in the field of men’s family violence for over 25 years.
Kim’s variety of experience has included working in:
- the MBCP space as an intake worker conducting assessments
- Case management and co-facilitation of MBCP groups
- the Caring Dads program as an intake assessor
- the pilot of a post separation program, working with mothers and fathers who remained in conflict for extended periods of time following separation.
Currently, Kim is a training practitioner in NTV’s training team, conducting workshops for professionals in the field, along with the delivery of the Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management as both a trainer and assessor.
Sue has worked as a designer in education – for government, private providers and in the not for profit sector – over a number of years, in a range of graphic/multimedia design, marketing and resource development roles.
Her skills include resource design; marketing and promotional materials; illustration – both technical and original art; editing, designing and desktop publishing training materials; and more recently, course design and development using Articulate Storyline for delivery in various LMS.
Sue currently works with training practitioners to develop engaging presentation and resource materials for participants in NTV’s non-accredited and accredited training programs, as well as supporting other areas of NTV with resource and design requirements.
Steve has worked in the men’s family violence field since 2005 and has facilitated over 2000 group hours of MBCP.
Steve’s variety of experience has included working as:
- Men’s Case Manager, Senior Advisor to Men’s Programs, and Family Violence Practitioner at Relationships Australia – Victoria (RAV)
- Clinical Supervisor for men’s group facilitators
- Casual facilitator and MBCP intake assessor at Relationship Matters and Latrobe Link
Currently Steve is a training practitioner in NTV’s training team, conducting workshops for professionals in the sector, along with the delivery of the Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management in conjunction with Swinburne University.
Imogen is a No to Violence Administrator sitting within the Training Team. She has a Bachelor Degree in International Studies in which she focused on gender studies and ultimately lead her to work with us.
Her studies allowed her to challenge biases, critically analyse global and local gendered issues as well as exposing her to an intersectional approach to problem solving and understanding.
Her experience volunteering with domestic violence organisations and working with women and children from these backgrounds has contributed to her understanding of the sector and interest in pursuing a career in it.
She loves the sun, the rain, home cooked food and swimming in the ocean.
Stacy is a Queensland-based social worker with over 14 years experience.
Stacy has worked within child protection and domestic and family violence in both government and non-government agencies, across roles including policy, service delivery, risk assessment, risk management, training, and community engagement.
Stacy has supervised and supported practitioners and students from a variety of clinical backgrounds and is passionate about ending male violence.
Stacy is currently a training practitioner with NTV’s training team, where she leads workshops for industry experts and supports the NTV team to deliver the Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management in collaboration with Swinburne University.