Our People

National Committee

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Sr Clare Condon sgs

“I came to ACRATH because I want to do my small thing to address the injustice and horror of trafficking in humans, especially women and children. Secondly. it is a united effort of Catholic Religious in Australia, and part of a worldwide movement of Religious Women and Men.”

Annette Arnold rsj

Vice President
“The values and faith-driven, collaborative and inclusive way ACRATH approaches its work in addressing the insidious and destructive forces of human trafficking.”

Carmel Heagerty rsm

National Secretary
“A commitment to justice… working within a team… focused on hope, compassion and a better tomorrow”

Shane Wood cfc

“A commitment to advocate for the rights of children. Working with ACRATH is one way that we can promote this within Australia and beyond. The exploitation of women and children is predominantly carried out by men, so it is incumbent upon men to be at the forefront of addressing and eliminating this evil from our world.”

Clare Nolan rsc

Committee Member
“The call from UISG for women’s Congregations to work together within communities and in the countries in which they are located, to eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking and the harm they cause in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and globally, in collaboration with others.”

Lorraine Phelan rsm

Committee Member
"As I had worked in the Justice area for about 30 years and was looking for something different, someone suggested that ACRATH could be a good fit for me as I am a strong believer in the Dignity of every person and creating change for that to happen."

Peter O’Neill ssc

Committee Member
“To be a member of a supportive and collaborative network advocating for the rights of trafficked peoples and working together to eliminate human trafficking.”

Staff Team


Christine Carolan

National Executive Officer
“I want to be part of a justice-focused team working together for change”

Angela Duthie

Communications Leader
“I wanted to work for an organisation that supports people over profits and shines a light on all the amazing work that ACRATH does.”

Cindy Bohan

Community Development Worker
“To eliminate human trafficking is an enormous task, to be part of a team working on this is a privilege.”

Janine Bliss fmm

Forced labour Community Development worker
“The model of ‘church’ ACRATH promotes is something that gives me hope and inspiration, bringing religious and lay people together to address human trafficking issues by providing ‘a voice for the voiceless’.”
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Joseph Dunn

Community Development Worker
"ACRATH gives me the opportunity to use my skills for a worthy cause."

Karen D'Souza

“I had made a conscious decision to move into the Not-for-Profit sector and I'm honoured to be part of an organisation that helps mitigate the impacts of human trafficking, exploitation of itinerant workers and forced marriages through its direct assistance, advocacy and education programs.”

Mary Baulderstone ibvm

National Office Administration
“I support ACRATH's values and goals and I am grateful for the opportunity to translate this support into action.”

Melissa Halliday

Advocate against Human Trafficking and Forced Marriage
"I hope to educate and encourage others to consider their role in building a slavery-free world through their actions."

Noelene Simmons sm

Communications and Advocacy
“I value being part of an organisation committed to upholding the dignity and human rights of all people.”

Regional Coordinators


Suzette Clark rsc

ACT/NSW Coordinator
“Responding with others to the call to create a slavery free world”

Angela Hart

SA Coordinator
“I want to work for an organisation that cares, accompanies and makes a difference in people’s lives. ACRATH fulfils all of this.”

Teresa Lynch

SA Coordinator
“I realised (by working for ACRATH) I could do something; I was not powerless and I could make choices and spread the word.”

Janine Bliss fmm

QLD Coordinator
“The model of ‘church’ ACRATH promotes is something that gives me hope and inspiration, bringing religious and lay people together to address human trafficking issues by providing ‘a voice for the voiceless.”

Marguerite Buckley

VIC Coordinator
“I am constantly inspired by the commitment of ACRATH’s members to those in need.”

Mary Cameron

VIC Coordinator
“Being part of ACRATH is a privilege, to work for justice and equality for all in our society is my passion.”

Heather McNaught

WA Coordinator
“After hearing about ACRATH I so wanted to raise awareness and encourage action”

Rosa Ranieri

WA Coordinator
“I joined ACRATH so I could educate and empower everyone to do something about human trafficking.”