Our Board


Betty Green – Chairperson

Betty is a committed feminist advocate and her work in the women’s community services spans three decades. Violence against women, particularly domestic violence, has been her focus.

She has served on numerous management committees and boards in the community sector locally as well as a state-wide peak body, Women’s Health NSW and on government committees such as NSW Premier’s Council for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (2009-2013) and the NSW Domestic Violence Death Review Team (2010-2014) and nationally as a committee member of Australasian Council of Women and Policing. She co-founded NSW Domestic Violence Committee Coalition in 2006 and is the recipient of an Edna Ryan Award for Community Activism (2006). She is currently a PhD candidate undertaking research on domestic violence death reviews in Australia.

Dusanka Mrdjenovic – Vice Chairperson

Dusanka has a passionate interest in human rights and social equity brought about by life experience of civil war, which included homelessness and displacement. She migrated to Australia with her family some 13 years ago. These experiences expanded her horizons.
Her life and work experience have contributed to Dusanka being very compassionate about general human rights and social equity. She passionately believes in equal rights for men and women, and is committed to creating a safe, violence-free society for all women.
Dusanka currently works for a large Community Housing provider and has been employed there for 10 years and for the last 5 years she has worked in management. This experience with working with disadvantaged communities developed her interpersonal and advocacy skills and adds value to the strong skill set of Bonnie’s Board.

Tam Ho – Secretary

Tam has a wide range of experience in the not-for-profit and tertiary education sectors, working in the areas of program management, fundraising and marketing and communications. Having grown up in Cabramatta, she is very much still connected to the south-west Sydney area and is an advocate for services and programs that empower women and young people in this community. Tam currently works in the fundraising department of a Sydney-based public benevolent institution that assists those battling homelessness.


Frances Atkins – Treasurer

Frances has over 10 years’ experience in banking and finance and is a vice president at J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank. Frances is currently completing a Masters in Business Administration at AGSM. She has experience advising senior management, boards and committees on a range of corporate and strategic matters. She participates in confidence-building programs for young girls in primary and high school, and mentors female university students seeking a career in business and finance. Frances has a keen interest in supporting women in the workforce and is pleased to join Bonnie’s board to contribute to improving opportunities for women.


Amelia Scott

Amelia Scott is Bonnie’s longest serving Board member. Amelia has a wealth of experience in health and in particular women and children’s health. She completed General Nursing and Midwifery and is currently employed by a Local Health District as a Child and Family Health Nurse. Amelia initially joined Bonnie’s Board to promote community liaison with the Area Health Service and has been inspired by Bonnie’s innovative support work with women and children, to stay involved.

Karen Beetson

Karen Beetson is a Mandandanji woman from south west Queensland. Karen has worked for over 30 years in Aboriginal Community Development beginning her career in Aboriginal Employment and Education and has worked for NSW Juvenile Justice. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Director Aboriginal Health SWSLHD Karen was the Manager of Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation/ AMS Family and Community Programs. Her managerial scope included Tharawal’s Child and Family teams as well as the Social and Emotional Wellbeing team, Sexual Health, Hepatitis and HIV and the Djurali Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team and Healthy Lifestyle Programs.

Karen has served on several Boards of Aboriginal Corporations throughout her working career and is a current Board member of Bonnie Support Services.  Karen is an artist and in her earlier career has been involved in the development of the Mil-Pra Art Exhibition, Commonwealth Education State-wide Art Camps and her work has adorned the Juvenile Justice Annual report as well as utilising her artistic skills to develop cultural representations of core CBT concepts for their Dthina Yuwalli Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol program.

Karen has a diploma in counselling and Advance Diploma in leadership and management.