Our Board and Executives

Breaking the Silence Limited , trading as DVassist is a domestic and family violence support organisation focusing on regional Western Australia. It is a public company limited by guarantee governed by a Board of Directors who are responsible for ensuring strategic direction, implementation of governance policies, adherence to regulatory obligations and oversight of performance and management activities undertaken by the Chief Executive Officer.

Click here to view the Breaking the Silence Ltd (trading as DVassist) constitution.

Jane Cutler –  Chair

Jenny Bloom – Company Secretary

Lachlan Hunter – Non-Executive Director

Dr Kate Ferguson – Non-Executive Director

Dr Katy Templeman – Non-Executive Director

Ella Ailenei – CEO

Quick Exit

Over the past two years DVassist has been offering a telephone and webchat counselling service as part of a pilot project funded by the Commonwealth Government.

The project is now complete and consequently our counselling services are no longer operating as of Friday 21 October 2022.

For 24-hour confidential information, counselling and support for family and domestic violence please call
1800 Respect on 1800 737 732.

For crisis support, including referrals to women’s refuges, please call Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline on
1800 007 339.

If you are in immediate danger
please call 000.