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Tracey Swanberg - Centre Manager

Tracey is a qualified Social Worker with over 18 years experience and background of management in the NGO sector. She worked at De Paul House then had 10 years experience with Womens Refuge (3 of these were for the National Office) and has been with NSWC since 2010. Tracey's passion is working to alleviate family violence and to improve the welfare of women and children.


Justine Iotua - Social Worker

Justine joined the Centre in April 2012. She is a registered Social Worker with a Diploma in Social Work. She has been a Social Worker for 16 years with experience in working with families, children who have witnessed domestic violence, foster care and care and protection concerns. She is married with two adult children. Justines desire is to provide the support are resources to empower women to reach their full potential.

Anneke Bornman - Counsellor

Anneke joined the Centre in 2009 as a social worker. Since 2016 she provides counselling here at the Centre and is currently registered as a social worker 9SWRB AND anzasw) and a counsellor at NZCCA. She was born and raised in South Africa and has a Master of Baccalaureus Artium in Social Work from University of Pretoria. Anneke moved to NZ with her family in 2007. She has a post-graduate certificate in Narrative and Family Counselling from Waikato University. She provides a confidential, respectful and caring space, supporting clients to explore and make sense of their narrative.






Clare Gard - Counsellor



Julia (Min-Kyeong) Kwon - Counsellor

Julia has been a counsellor at NSWC since 2009. Born in South Korea, she emigrated to New Zealand with her family. She graduated with a PGDip. in Counselling and master of Social Practice (Hons) at Unitec. Julia works in a client-centred way on a wide range of issues including relationship issues, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief and loss. Her expertise lies in working with Asian women and adolescents.



Jude Moffat - Community Resource Worker

Jude joined the Centre in 2019 and is working part-time. Jude has expertise in family violence, abuse and trauma. Before joining us, she spent 20 years managing a Women and Childrens safe-house. Jude is passionate about supporting and advising women so they can make informed choices to improve their lives. She enjoys working with women who have anxiety and complex needs. Jude is an advocate for managing stress in conjunction with an holistic view to self-care. At present, Jude is conducting initial assessments for clients.


Dawn Hutchison - Community Resource Worker

Born near London in the UK, she emigrated to New Zealand with her family in 1998. As a mature student, she gained a Diploma in Violence and Trauma Studies at AUT. Married with three adult children, her aspiration to work with women was realised when she joined the Centre in 2010.



Fleur Brydon - Community Resource Worker

Fleur joined the Centre in March 2017 as a part-time Community Resource Worker. She is following her passion for helping women in the community. Fleur loves fishing, badminton and spending time with her 4 adult children and 2 grandsons.



Susan Moyle - Accountant

Susan is our Accountant. Susan has a long involvement with non-profit organisations, in a wide range of voluntary and paid roles. Susan has been providing financial support to the NSWC (through ANCAD) since early 2018. Susan is married with three adult children and has lived on the North Shore for over 20 years.










Julie Bremner - Chairwoman

Julie graduated from Otago University with a Law and Commerce Degree. She works primarily in family and property law for Vlatkovich McGowan as their Senior Solicitor. Julie has worked in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. She is passionate about people and helping them through what can be difficult times and recently been appointed by the Family Court as lawyer for the subject person in PPPR proceedings. Julie believes it is important to serve in the community that she lives and she sees this as her way of trying to change the general public's perception of lawyers to that they are really nice, kind people. Outside of work Julie enjoys movies, reading and live theatre. Julie's partner is Samoan and a former professional rugby league player so a lot of weekends are spent on the sideline of local league games and assisting young pasifika players.



Shannon Robinson

Shannon taught students aged 5-13yrs old in New Zealand and London for over 10 years before moving to her current position for the last 16 years as Deputy Principal at Murrays Bay Intermediate School. Shannon holds a Diploma in Teaching, Bachelor of Teaching and Learning, Diploma in Special Education and Diploma in Child Protection. She lives with her husband and a variety of animals on a life style block. Travel, design and landscaping are her passions.



Anuschka Meyer

Anuschka obtained an LLB from Auckland University in 1996 and an LLM from Victoria University in 2001. Prior to becoming a lawyer she worked as a primary school teacher for a number of years and more recently as human rights investigator for the United Nations in Africa and the Middle East. She is currently working as a Family Lawyer at the Law Lounge, Takapuna which she enjoys enormously. Anuschka is a volunteer lawyer at the NSWC. Her interests are spending time with family, reading, going to the beach and playing tennis.



Prachi Mittal

Prachi is passionate about domestic violence prevention and the safety of women and children in New Zealand. She originally comes from India and has a Master in Sociology. In India, Prachi worked in the child rights advocacy sector. Prachi started her career in New Zealand in 2010 working for Shine - Safer Homes in New Zealand. as an MSD child advocate for children who witness family violence and co-ordinated the Auckland Central Family Violence Network SAFTINET. She went on to be the Agency Manager at Inner City Womens Centre . Prachi also worked for ANCAD as the Takapuna Community Hub Co-Ordinator. Prachi lives on the North Shore with her husband and two young children. Outside of work she enjoys baking, reading and walking on the beach.


Maria Lafaele

Born of Samoan decent, Maria migrated to NZ in 2002 to explore better opportunities for herself and her children. She attended and graduated from University of Auckland, majoring in Political Science and Women Studies. She now works for the Pacific Quit Smoking Service to assist Pacific people and pacific smokers to give up smoking. Maria is highly motivated to empower and forward the position of women in life, career, health, education, family and community. She is highly committed in assisting Pacific women to achieve their aspirations for themselves, fanau and their families. She is hoping to use her own experience in life to influence and to help make a different to women and our society.



Rana Moir

Rana spent 11 years working at the sharp end of family, intimate partner violence as an advocate for women and children at Womens Refuge. With a background in administration, funding and office management, Rana now happily spends her days in schools teaching girls and women to recognise abuse, to use their very powerful voices and teach self-defence skills. Rana has 2 lovely daughters, 4 full on mokopuna, a cat and a new puppy.