About Inner City Women’s Group
We have a highly qualified and experienced team of facilitators who are bound by the ICWG Code of Ethics and practice. All facilitators hold tertiary level qualifications and are highly experienced in their field.
Sheree Davis - Sheree is Inner City Women's Group's new Agency Manager. Sheree has spent 19 years working in the family violence sector at both a local and national level. Her interest and passion in this sector has seen her work and volunteer for agencies such as the: Ministry of Social Development - Family Violence Unit, National Collective of Independent Women's Refuge's - National Office, Safer Families Foundation, Hestia Women's Refuge - Te Rito and Rodney Stopping Violence Services and Te Wharerokiroki - Maori Women's Refuge.
"Ko Ngati Rangiitihi, Whakatohoea me Ngati Porou oku iwi. Ko Sheree Davis toku ingoaKia ora koutouI come from a small town called Waihi near Paeroa where I was raised alongside my Koroua and Kuia who were both influential leaders within the Waihi community. My Koroua, Makerei Honetana Davis, hailed from Matataa and my Kuia, Isabelle Davis (nee McGregor), hailed from Opoutere but was brought up all around the East Coast and Eastern Bay of Plenty areas as a child. The values and ethics I hold today have been shaped by their influence in my life and has been the driving force in my desire to improve the lives of others.The kaupapa of Inner City Women's Group reflects my ongoing interest and passion for the elimination of family violence and I look forward to the continuation of my journey within this sector".
Board of Trustees
Diana Rands BA, Psych/ Soc. Dip ASS Cert.Soc.Wk. Diana is the chairperson of the Board has been a Board member since 2003. She has been working in the addiction and mental health field since 1986. She trained as a family therapist in 1987 and specialised in family inclusive practice in 2005. She is now working as an alcohol and drug clinician for Auckland CADS as well as trainer in mental health and addictions.
Susanne Doddrell is currently employed at St John, where she holds the position of Policy and Procedure Coordinator. Prior to this she has had 10 years’ experience in the Mental Health field, holding various positions including project work, training and Quality Management.
Ruth Busch BA Wisc JD (Hons) Conn - Ruth has practised law in Canada and New Zealand. She has taught at the University of Waikato since 1988 and has contributed to papers in Family Law, Property Issues in Family Law, Domestic Violence and the State, Women Law and Policy, and Feminist Legal Theory. Ruth has published reports and articles on domestic violence and the criminal justice system, judicial discourses on domestic violence, the family court system, child witnesses of spousal violence, and violence intervention models. Most recently, she has been involved in analysing custody and access decisions which arise within the context of domestic violence.
Tracey Swanberg is North Shore Women’s Centre Manager. Tracey is a qualified Social Worker with over 18 years experience and a background of management in the NGO sector. She was Community Support Worker at De Paul House then had 10 years experience with Women’s Refuge (3 of these were for the National Office). Tracey joined the North Shore Women’s Centre in 2010 and her passion is working toward alleviating family violence and to improve the welfare of women and children.