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Margaret O’Donovan

Margaret O’Donovan is a physiotherapist in private practice in Canberra. She is married to Phil Aungles and they have five children. Margaret has been part of Karinya House from its earliest beginnings. In 1992 she was part of the initial fundraising group who saw the need for a facility to… Read More

Esther Bogaart

Esther Bogaart became involved in Karinya House in 2018 after hearing about its incredible history experience supporting women and their children from a friend who worked at Karinya. Esther is an Assistant Secretary at the Attorney-General’s Department. Esther has had an extensive federal public service career, driving policy and legislative… Read More

John Lewis

John is an experienced director helping organisations achieve strategic outcomes through his contributions on effective governance, leadership, strategy and operations. He has many practical skills gained from formal education, professional affiliations as well as over 33 years as a professional management consultant.  John has founded or being integral in the… Read More

Kate Harkins

Kate has over 15 years of experience working in the community sector, ACT government and parliamentary service. For a large part of her career, Kate specialised in social and legal policy reform. Currently Kate is working with parliamentary committees and loves it! Kate has volunteered in the Canberra community for many… Read More

Marie-Louise Corkhill

Marie-Louise is a degree qualified Social Worker and has been the Executive Director at Karinya House since it opened in 1997, as the first employee of the Service, and then titled, Coordinator. Marie-Louise retired as the Executive Director on 25 March 2022. Marie-Louise remains as a valued Committee Member. During… Read More

Tony Greenwell

Tony has a Bachelor of Business degree from Swinburne in Melbourne and was a Fellow of CPA Australia. Retiring in 2010 after a 35 year career in the Australian Public Service, Tony spent 19 years in the Defence Organisation in various roles, and the remainder in the Workplace Relations and… Read More

Nicoll Parton

Nicoll is a senior manager for Iceni, a female-led consultancy firm, and was previously employed at the Department of Home Affairs in Program Management. Nicoll has more than 10 years of experience working in the not-for-profit sector and is an experienced and highly motivated marketing and communications professional with a… Read More

Claire Bermingham

Claire Bermingham has recently retired after 40 years in education. At retirement, Claire was the principal of St Gregory’s Primary School in Queanbeyan, NSW, a position she held for 13 years. Claire is married to Ray, and they have many plans for trips away in their caravan. Claire has been… Read More