About the staff

Glenda Milne

Manager

Ms Milne commenced at Guthrie House in January 2014 and prior to that worked for the Probation and Parole Service, Corrective Services NSW for 22 years, attaining the position of Director, Community Offender Services. In that role Ms Milne had the strategic and financial responsibility for a cluster of District Offices in meeting Key Performance Indicators and organisational imperatives.

Ms Milne brings to Guthrie House a depth and wealth of experience in working with the contemporary issues in case management as they relate to women exiting prison with multiple and complex needs.

Ms Milne's educational qualifications include a Master of Criminology and a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration.

Robyn Cohen

Aboriginal Support Worker

Ms Cohen commenced employment at Guthrie House in 2014. She has worked at various government and non-government organisations including ATSIC for 3 years. Ms Cohen is a dedicated worker bringing compassion and commitment to her work with clients as well as linking Aboriginal clients to ATSI services around Sydney. Ms Cohen facilitates a weekly cultural art group for all clients and organises the annual Guthrie House and NAIDOC events.

Anne-Lise

Anne-Lise Seraglio

Case Manager

Ms Seraglio commenced as a case manager at Guthrie House in January 2014. She brings to her role at Guthrie House extensive knowledge and experience in the case management of offenders and their integration from custody into the community. Ms Seraglio worked at Rainbow Lodge prior to accepting a position at Guthrie House.

Ms Seraglio is a dynamic and resourceful case manager. She holds a Diploma in Community Welfare and a Diploma in Community Services (Children's Services).

Julie Brasher

Julie Brasher

Family Worker

Ms Brasher is a counsellor and commenced as a case manager at Guthrie House in October 2015. Ms Brasher has a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Counselling) and has almost completed a Masters of Social Work at RMIT University.

Ms Brasher commenced in the position of Family Worker in February 2016 and currently works with pregnant women supporting them through antenatal and on to postnatal care.  Ms Brasher assists women who have children in their care and also women who have children involved in FaCS, Children’s Court and Family Court matters.

Ms Brasher brings with her several years of experience in the AOD sector, having worked at other residential facilities both in NSW and Victoria.  Ms Brasher provides group facilitation around relapse prevention and runs the Circle of Security parenting program. 

Axel Anthonisz

Axel Anthonisz

Outreach Worker and QI Project Officer

Axel commenced with Guthrie House in 2010 and holds a Diploma in Community Service and Welfare and a Diploma in NGO Leadership and Management. Axel brings significant AOD experience to the role of Outreach Worker and Case Manager having worked as a Health Education Officer and Administrator at the Resource and Education Program for Injecting Drug Users (REPIDU) at Redfern. Axel plays a key role at Guthrie House through delivering the Smart Recovery Program to the clients participating in both the residential and outreach components of the Program and leading the Australian Service Excellence Standards (ASES) (Certificate) accreditation process through QIP (Quality Innovation Performance).

Laurell Magnusson

Laurell Magnusson

Administration Officer

Ms Magnusson has extensive and diverse experience in accountancy, administration and human resources. She has streamlined Guthrie House's staff resources and financial systems. Ms Magnusson's many educational qualifications include a Diploma in Financial Management, Cert IV in Small Business, Cert IV in Community Services, Cert III in Mental Health and Cert IV in Human Resources. She is presently undertaking studies in a Bachelor of Social Work at the Western Sydney University.

Leah Milligan

Leah Milligan

Health Worker

Ms Milligan has a BSc in Nutrition and Population Health and holds a Diploma in Community Welfare. Ms Milligan has worked in women's crisis accommodation services for almost 20 years and has always held a strong interest in the overall health needs of women experiencing homelessness.

Ms Milligan is the Health Worker at Guthrie House; her role involves assisting clients with their health outcomes and she achieves this though one-on-one consultation with the clients and facilitates group education sessions on a variety of health, physical activity and nutrition topics.

Wanda Kozinski

Wanda Kozinski

Residential Support Worker

Ms Kozinksi is the longest-serving staff member at Guthrie House, which reflects her passion and commitment in relation to working with the client group. Ms Kozinksi holds a number of tertiary qualifications including an Associate Diploma in Social Science and an Advanced Certificate in Community Welfare. Ms Kozinksi brings to her role extensive experience in the non-government sector, in particular community-based agencies; and her knowledge, skills and experience are an asset to the team.

Veronica Musambasi

Veronica Musambasi

Mental Health Nurse

An established mental health nurse who studied in the United Kingdom and attained a BSc [hons] Nursing Studies at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College [now known as New Bucks University], also holds a Dip HE Nursing [Mental health] from the University of Luton.

Miss Musambasi has worked as a psychiatric nurse since 2005 and has a wide range of experience in the diverse departments within mental healthcare. She is currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and is an assert to the team at Guthrie House.

Giselle Tran

Residential Support Worker

Ms Tran has been employed at Guthrie House for five years, starting as a casual before moving on to a permanent position as a residential support worker.

She holds a Certificate IV in Community Welfare (AOD and Mental Health), a Diploma in Community Welfare and is currently completing a Social Work degree.

Ms Tran has worked in various NGOs and has extensive experience in specialist services within the community services sector as an AOD Case Worker for 3 years, homelessness services and has supported women and children involved in domestic and family violence. She works within a trauma-informed framework and is committed to culturally inclusive practices.

Wendy Burns

Residential Support Worker

Ms Burns has been employed at Guthrie House for some five years in the capacity of Residential Support Worker (RSW). Ms Burns holds a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Criminology and a Diploma of Drug and Alcohol. Ms Burns brings extensive experience to Guthrie House through having worked at Juvenile Justice NSW.