Kylie Virtue - Chairperson

Kylie is a lawyer with over 25 years’ experience across a broad range of areas, practising primarily in commercial litigation (mainly in top tier national firms), government regulation and policy (ACCC and Law Council of Australia), and at Kingsford Legal Centre. She has taught and mentored law students at universities (ANU and Victoria) and currently teaches Practical Legal Training courses at the College of Law, where she regularly presents on legal ethics, resilience and well-being/mental health, and teaches practical legal and business skills for lawyers. Kylie also has extensive experience in business development, research and writing, and is engaged in local community issues as a passionate advocate against social injustices. Kylie holds a BA, LLB (Macq), Dip Intellectual Property (QMWC, London) and LLM (1st class Honours, UTS).


Louise Juracich - Secretary

Louise is an experienced manager with over 18 years’ experience in the health and community sectors. She has worked in health roles in government (state and local) and in management and project roles in the non-profit sector, particularly in the areas of health promotion and community development. For the past seven years, Louise has worked in roles focussing on the prevention of violence against women and the promotion of gender equity and she is passionate about women’s rights and fighting the exploitation of women and girls. Louise holds a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Graduate Diploma of Medical Anthropology and Master of Public Health.


Kerryn Baird - Treasurer

Kerryn worked as an auditor at Price Waterhouse in Sydney before leaving the finance world for hospitality. She worked in sales and marketing with Regent Hotels in Sydney then subsequently with the Shangri-La group in Sydney before moving to work for them in Canada. She volunteered as a Youth Leader for a number of years before having children, Kerryn is still deeply involved in charity work, including for local charities, Bear Cottage Peninsula Pals, and is an Ambassador for the Gidget Foundation. Kerryn became an Ambassador for Collective Shout in November 2016 and joined the Board in August 2018. Kerryn holds a BA Accounting and Marketing.


Melanie Sleap - Director 

Melanie has a background in social work, from case management in family violence to senior management roles in youth organizations.  In the last 5 years, Melanie moved into Public Health and has worked on various prevention of violence against women and gender equity projects in the women's health sector.  Melanie currently works as the Inclusion, Gender Equality and Safeguarding Specialist at Plan International. Melanie holds a BA (English and Music) and Graduate Certificate of Pastoral Counselling.

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Melinda Tankard Reist - Movement Director 

Melinda Tankard Reist is an author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls. She is best known for her work addressing sexualisation, objectification, harms of pornography, sexual exploitation, trafficking and violence against women. She is a co-founder of Collective Shout. Melinda is an ambassador for World Vision Australia, Compassion Australia, Hagar NZ and the Raise Foundation. She is named in the Who’s Who of Women Australia and the World’s Who of Women.

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