Our Staff

Girl Guides WA has a friendly team of staff to assist members and volunteers. The team is based in our Belmont office, known as Guide House. Below you can find out who to contact to assist with your question or project.

Paul Hetherington

General Manager
manager@girlguideswa.org.au
Paul is the General Manager for Girl Guides WA. Paul manages the day-to-day operation of the organisation and implements actions towards our strategic objectives. His role includes:

  • Reporting to and attending meetings of the Board and Management Committee
  • Sourcing and providing information to support the governance of the organisation
  • Managing staff, operational and OHS matters
  • Liaising with volunteers and key managers on problems and issues
  • Engaging consultants, contractors and suppliers for the organisation
  • Managing organisational partnerships
  • Overseeing Girl Guide property management
  • Ensuring compliance with funding, insurance and public liability requirements

Fun Fact: Paul has three daughters and loves camping.

Stacey Clare

Administration Assistant
events@girlguideswa.org.au
Stacey is Girl Guides WA’s Administraion Assistant and she supports our volunteers in a range of areas. Stacey can help you with:

  • Queens Guide, Trefoil 3, Junior Leader and Duke of Edinburgh forms and questions
  • Membership registration and payment queries or payment plans
  • Setting up events on the website and managing registrations
  • Updating Adult Leader Qualifications and managing First Aid bookings
  • Administrative assistance for the annual Awards Ceremony
  • Adding and maintaining youth profiles and qualifications on the database
  • Establishing and updating Unit information on the database
  • Providing Term Report information to Region Managers

Fun fact: Dark chocolate is the way to Stacey’s heart.

Megan Goerke

Member Support Officer
membersupport@girlguideswa.org.au
Megan is our Membership Support Officer and the frontline for all new member enquiries or volunteer sign-ups. Megan manages and monitors:

  • All new youth member enquiries
  • Trials in Units
  • Retention of youth members
  • On-boarding and registration of new adult Leaders
  • Background checks of new volunteers
  • Youth member and parent complaints or issues
  • Transfers between Units and states
  • Expressions of interest for new Units
  • Requests for more volunteers in your Unit

Fun Fact: Megan has been dancing for over 20 years and hip hop is her favourite.

Jenny McGillivray

Database Officer
membership@girlguideswa.org.au 
Jenny is Girl Guides WA’s Database Officer and an expert on all things database, reports and website. Jenny can assist with:

  • Developing database and website functionality to support the organisation and personnel
  • Complex reporting on membership statistics and data
  • Managing invoicing for membership renewals
  • Setting up Unit email addresses
  • Troubleshooting database or website problems

Fun Fact: Jenny is interested in essential oils and detoxing the home.

Annalise Pengelly

Community Development Officer
community@girlguideswa.org.au
Annalise is the Community Development Officer and oversees community initiatives and outreach programs. Annalise can assist you with queries relating to:

  • Community Guiding programs such as the Diversity Project
  • Developing Guiding in new areas and groups
  • Connecting and working with diverse and disadvantaged communities
  • Community partnerships
  • Diversity and inclusion resources
  • Cultural competence support

Fun Fact: Annalise’s favourite food is mango.

Katie Ronald

Business Development Officer
bdo@girlguideswa.org.au
Katie is Girl Guides WA’s Business Development Officer. She seeks to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with likeminded organisation and corporations. Katie will:

  • Identify, apply for and acquit grant and funding opportunities for State and Unit projects
  • Identify corporate partnership opportunities
  • Assist the General Manager to manage supporter relationships
  • Manage key grant and tender applications

Fun Fact: Katie likes pumpkin soup but doesn’t eat pumpkin, she likes guacamole but doesn’t eat avocado, and she likes chicken and sweetcorn soup but doesn’t eat corn.

Vicki Shiel

Membership Service Officer
info@girlguideswa.org.au
Vicki is a friendly face in the reception area and generally the first person you will speak to when you call Guide House. Vicki can help you with:

  • Camp and Adventurous Activities forms
  • Establishing and updating Unit bank accounts
  • Applying for or renewing Working with Children cards
  • Lotterywest grant applications and acquittals
  • Our Barn and Guide House bookings
  • Updating your records when you complete a training
  • Booking for PR and outdoor equipment
  • Biscuits orders and invoices
  • Making screen prints for your Unit
  • Triple Treat badge orders
  • General enquiries and shop service

Fun Fact: Vicki’s favourite colour is blue.

Aileen Steele

Shop Assistant
shop@girlguideswa.org.au
Aileen is a very experienced Leader who also works part time in the Guide Gear Shop. Aileen can assist you with:

  • Requests for stock items not found in the online shop
  • Ordering special event and WAGGGS badges
  • Enquiries about shop accounts and invoices
  • Refund and returns enquiries
  • Maintaining stock inventory

Volunteer Caretaker for the Sally Carlton Library
library@girlguideswa.org.au
Aileen volunteers to maintain the Sally Carlton Library of equipment, games and books. Aileen is your first port of call for:

  • Ideas on equipment or activities to help you run a program on a topic or theme
  • Borrowing international or historical uniforms
  • Sourcing books on Guiding topics
  • Lost or damaged library items or late returns 

Fun Fact: Aileen collects piggybanks and camping is her favourite activity.

Sasha Wasley

Communications Officer
communications@girlguideswa.org.au
Sasha is the Communications Officer at Girl Guides WA and was also involved for many years as a Leader and Committee Member. She can assist you with:

  • Items for the weekly bulletin or quarterly magazine
  • Guiding event promotion
  • Social media management and monitoring social media groups
  • Website maintenance
  • Email communications with members
  • Branding queries and graphic projects
  • Publicity, advertising, media and PR liaison and projects
  • Recruitment campaigns for volunteers and youth members
  • Managing Girl Guides WA’s PR and event image library
  • Producing the Annual Report, event booklets and publications including brochures

Fun Fact: Sasha has written and published over 10 books.