Meet Our Team

Sophie Wheeler

CEO

Sophie has worked in the domestic and family violence sector for the last 10 years, including court advocacy, women and children’s refuge, and within the family law context. Sophie is committed to advocating for a survivor’s right for safety, freedom and justice. Sophie completed her Social Work (Honours) degree in 2023 and is passionate about promoting high quality best practice, awareness raising and addressing structural inequalities and disadvantage at a local and systemic level. Sophie strives to stand in solidarity with First Nations Peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people living with disability and people identifying as belonging to LGBTIQ+ communities.

Cathy Bremner

Senior Victim Support Specialist

Cathy has a Social Science degree and comes to VOCAL with a wealth of knowledge and over 17 years experience in both case work and management within NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

With extensive experience helping victim-survivors and families through trauma, Cathy is passionate about assisting people with support and interventions that are tailored to their unique circumstances. With a focus on policy change and creating meaningful legislative change, Cathy is looking forward to advocacy work with key stakeholders to improve the rights of vulnerable people.

Jennifer Wilton

Victim Support Specialist

Jen has a degree in Social Science and comes to VOCAL with over 16 years experience as a caseworker with the Department of Communities and Justice where she worked with vulnerable children and families.

Jen is committed to advocating for victims and has extensive experience working with people who have experienced trauma to empower them to create lasting change in their lives. Jen believes that supporting victims is a community responsibility and is excited to be part of the VOCAL team.

Jessica Bourne

Victim Support Specialist

Jessica comes to VOCAL after 10 years of working as a freelance website designer, choosing a career change towards more meaningful work assisting vulnerable populations and persons impacted by crime.

Jessica studied a Bachelor of Criminology, bringing her learnings of victimology, psychological impacts of crime, and the legal process that follows to the role which enables her to better assist, support and advocate for victims of crime.

Samantha Spee

Administration Assistant

Sam joins the VOCAL team with more than 9 years administrative experience, primarily in the legal sector.

With a natural ability for working in fast-paced environments, Sam believes it is essential to be empathetic, patient and have clear communication when assisting people with personal matters of a traumatic nature. Sam has a passion for helping others and is a fantastic asset to our team.

Selina King

Concise Bookkeeping and Business Services

Selina is “everything finance” for our small organisation. Integral to the running of our service, Selina does an amazing job of maintaining the finances for both the non-government sector (Victim Support Unit) and the charity division (VOCAL Inc NSW). Selina is a registered Business Activity Statement Agent and runs her own successful business, Concise Accounting.

Concise Bookkeeping and Business Services Website >

Innovative Computer Solutions

All things Computers

“Dan the Man” and his team at IC-Solutions provide staff with incredible service and speedy support when computer problems arise. Always available and willing to help, IC-Solutions provides outstanding tech support to our organisation, for which we are extremely grateful.

“You see problems? IC-Solutions.”

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