Narelle Gosstray is our Violence Prevention Manager. The role covers the full span of domestic and family violence prevention including:
* the renowned advocacy and awareness NO MORE campaign/program, founded by Charlie King, OAM.
* Men’s Behaviour Change; a group-based program that focuses on working with men to recognise their violent behaviour and develop skills and strategies to stop them from reoffending.
* A Specialised Family Violence team supporting those affected by domestic and family violence through counselling, case management and the operation of Safe Houses in Milikapiti and Nauiyu.
In addition to the violence prevention programs Narelle also manages the Tiwi Island Indigenous Sports Program. These programs cover the breadth of the Northern Territory with staff in, Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Nauiyu, Tiwi islands, Wadeye and outreach to the many remote communities.
Narelle’s experience across many industries and sectors means she can combine the best of what she has seen to innovate and create. She has a track record for delivering in complex environments, through her work internationally on community development programs, and supporting non-government organisations through all aspects of program delivery.
With more than 20 years experience in the not-for-profit sector and 10 years in government across programs and senior management, her wide ranging skills mean she is able to deliver across disparate programs. She was instrumental in incorporating the NO MORE message into Australian Baseball as a volunteer before joining CatholicCare NT in 2019. Narelle also serves on the World Baseball Softball Commission, has previously been the Vice President of Womensport Australia and has represented Australia in Baseball as an athlete, coach and technical commissioner.
Her passion is creating positive change in the world, and she loves to see opportunities where others see barriers. Happy hearts and smiling eyes make the world a better place. Narelle’s lives by the mantra “You don’t fall down because you are weak, you get back up because you are strong.”