Meet the Team

Our Team

Our leadership team assists with implementing MWIA’s strategic plan and gives direction to our organisation’s core work. The team consists of Kim Nass, Elouise Hahn and our Board of Directors.

Kim Nass
Executive Officer

Kim has been the Executive Officer for MWIA since the start of 2014. Having worked at Loreto Kirribilli since 1998, most recently as the Community Relations and Development Manager, Kim has a deep understanding of the charism of Mary Ward and the work of the Loreto sisters.

Kim has extensive experience in corporate business and community relations, and for the past 16 years in education, specifically in development, event management and governance, having studied Public Relations and Business.

For several years Kim has been a Director and is the current Chair of the Board of a Good Samaritan School on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

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Kirsten DelBeato
Programs Manager

Kirstin joined MWIA as the Programs Manager in 2015, having worked in Loreto Education since early 2011. She has 15 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, undertaking a wide range of roles. Most recently Kirstin was also responsible for both Federal and State Government tender and grant submissions in employment services programs. Her role also included marketing volunteer and training programs across Melbourne.

While studying a business degree at Monash University Kirstin focused on International Development and completed an honours thesis on culture shock experienced by International Development Consultants. The competencies identified in the research could then be used as a basis for future recruitment strategies for Development Agencies.

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Elouise Hahn
Communications Manager

Elouise is a past student of Loreto Kirribilli and has been the Communications Manager since the start of 2014. Elouise is a Journalist who has gained many years of experience across mainstream media.

Prior to joining MWIA, Elouise worked as a Producer at the Nine Network and also filmed two full-length documentaries in Kolkata India, about outreach programs associated with MWIA. She has worked at WIN TV in Orange as a reporter, and as an editor and newsreader at 2UE, WSFM and 106.5FM Radio in Sydney.

Elouise was a member of the Loreto Justice, Peace, Integrity of Creation Committee for six years and was one of the first to pioneer the MWIA volunteer program in India after graduating from school.

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Board of Directors

MWIA is guided by a Board of Directors and an Advisory Committee that assist the Executive Officer. MWIA is accountable to the IBVM Loreto Sisters Provincial Council and the Board of Directors of Mary Ward International Australia Ltd. The Chair of this Board is Mrs. Kathryn Greiner, AO.

Sr Libby Rogerson IBVM B.Ed, B.A (Hons) Dip.KTC (Syd.)
Chair - MWIA Board of Directors

Sr, Libby Rogerson joined the MWIA Board in 2017. Libby is coordinator of the Loreto Sisters JPIC and currently serves on a number of not-for-profit Boards including: Jesuit Social Services, St Francis Social Services (which has oversight of the House of Welcome), Jesuit Social Services NSW Committee, is Deputy Chair Loreto Normanhurst School Council and a member of the CLRI NSW Justice Committee.  At present Libby is the Delegate for the Pastoral work of the Jesuits in Australia.

During 2012 she was the Executive Officer of MWIA and has served as a member of the IBVM General Council in Rome. “To keep herself grounded in reality,” Libby runs an after-school homework program for South Sudanese children in Blacktown.

Sr. Wendy Hildebrand ibvm BA, Dip. Ed, BSW, B Theol.
Director - MWIA Board of Directors

Sr. Wendy Hildebrand ibvm joined the MWIA Board in 2015. Wendy was initially a secondary school teacher and taught at Loreto Mandeville and Loreto Normanhurst as well as being the Director of the Boarding School at Normanhurst. For the last seventeen years she has held a number of senior management roles in social service organisations, directing a wide range of programs responding to the needs of people who are marginalised and disadvantaged. Wendy also retains an active interest and involvement in a number of committees working for social justice and the integrity of creation.

Ms. Emma Braun BA, LLB (Hons), LLM, GradDipACG, AGIA, ACIS, MAICD
Director - MWIA Board of Directors

Emma Braun has over 20 years’ experience as a practising solicitor, holding senior in house legal and company secretarial roles for high profile multinational companies. Her experience includes leading the legal function, and working with senior management and Boards to implement and maintain risk management and compliance frameworks. She has deep experience working in both developed and emerging markets across multiple jurisdictions including countries in South East Asia and South America. Emma is an Associate of both the Governance Institute of Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Br. Allen Sherry, BA, B.Ed, B.Theol.
Director - MWIA Board of Directors

Br. Allen Sherry fms joined the MWIA Board at the beginning of 2013 and brings with him expert advice in international fundraising, finance and marketing. Br. Allen is the Executive Director of Australian Marist Solidarity and Marist Asia Pacific Solidarity. He was appointed the inaugural Director of the Marist’s International Bureau of Solidarity in Rome in 1994 and worked there for 8 years with projects across all continents.

Nicole Gibson BA (Hons), LLB, M.Teach
Director - MWIA Board of Directors

Nicole joined the MWIA Board in 2017 bringing significant experience in legal practice, financial services and education. Nicole maintains an active interest in Loreto social justice initiatives as a parent of three daughters and as a former member and Chair of the Loreto Toorak Development Committee.

Kelly Morrison BEHons(Civil) (Syd), MBA (AGSM, UNSW)
Director - MWIA Board of Directors

Kelly Morrison is an experienced financial and business analyst within the Mining and Banking Industry. Kelly is a founder and Director of Kore Business Solutions, a business consulting practice, providing analytical services and strategic advice to business owners and corporations. Kore Business Solutions undertakes detailed client analysis of market position and financial data; preparation of business and marketing plans; and conducts due diligence and feasibility studies. In addition to her commercial experience Kelly has ten years of governance as an experienced board member at Stella Maris College, Manly, where she also Chaired the Building and Resources Committee.