Staff Information

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Associate Consultant
Naarm (Melbourne)

Rachael is a highly experienced executive manager, practitioner and consultant who has been employed in the community service sector for over 30 years. She has worked primarily in family violence and sexual assault support services and prevention programs in service delivery and leadership roles.

Rachael has a passion and commitment to addressing issues of inequality and enjoys working to assist organisations to improve their responses to violence against women, as well as advocating for and supporting diverse and under-represented communities. She is currently an active member in a number of communities of practice focused on development and capacity building. Rachael currently works with the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria as the Principal Project Officer for the Strengthening Responses to Family Violence Project, which focuses on capability building, systems advocacy, policy reform and development of service delivery and referral partnerships.

Rachael has worked as a consultant since 2008 with a focus on assisting organisations to prepare for accreditation, establishing risk and quality systems, assisting with legal compliance processes, governance, and resource development.

Rachael has been an active accreditation assessor since 2006 often leading and managing complex assessment processes. As well as her work as an assessor, Rachael acts as an accreditation Decision Maker.


Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services), University of Tasmania (currently studying)
Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours in Human Service Practice, University of Tasmania
Diploma of Business in Governance, Institute of Community Directors Australia
Diploma of Quality Auditing, Australian Training College
Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment, Inspire Education
Graduate Diploma in Counselling, Victoria University

Key service areas



Organisational review
Organisational and sector development
Organisational policy and systems development
Management advisory - other


Family violence
Primary health
Quality improvement & accreditation
Sexual assault

Population groups


Working with Lirata

- current