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Our Management Team

At Relationship Matters we are proud of the culture of collaboration, commitment to service and professional expertise our people bring to the organisation. Most importantly though, we are proud of the passion, dedication and care that each member of the Relationship Matter team offers every client who comes into our branches.

The Relationship Matter management team are dedicated to ensuring that every facet of the organisation, from IT systems to counselling, is operating to provide our clients with high quality professional relationship services that make a difference to them, their families, workplaces and the community.


Janet Jukes OAM, Chief Executive Officer

Janet Jukes OAM, Chief Executive Officer

Janet Jukes OAM, is the CEO of Relationship Matters. Janet joined Relationship Matters in 2014 bringing with her extensive experience in the non government human services sector. Janet has worked in management, service delivery and policy across several fields including youth and family services, homelessness, family violence, community legal services, and research.

Matt Needham, Executive Manager Clinical Practice and Outcomes

Matt has a wealth of leadership knowledge and experience within the community services sector with over 15 years’ wide-ranging experience in therapeutic services, including Family Violence; Mental Health; Alcohol and Other Drugs; Gambling Harm; Homelessness; Financial Counselling; Migrant Support; Children and Young People; and LGBTIQ, CALD and Aboriginal communities. Matt holds a Bachelor of Social Work along with many achievements and professional development experience in clinical and leadership fields.

Cath Tregillis, Executive Manager Dispute Resolution and Learning

Cath Tregillis, Executive Manager Dispute Resolution and Learning

Cath Tregillis is the Executive Manager Dispute Resolution and Education and leads a team of professional mediators who provide dispute resolution services to areas covering Melbourne City, Frankston, Wyndham and Geelong. Cath is accredited with the Attorney General’s Department to provide family dispute resolution under the Family Law Act 1975.

Luis Menezes, Executive Manager Finance and Corporate Services

Luis Menezes, Executive Manager Finance and Corporate Services

Luis Menezes has more than 20 years experience working in the corporate superannuation and employee benefits consulting sector as well as NGOs in the international development sector. He also has a strong background in project management and applied information systems. Luis holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Information Systems, […]

Shini Kelly, Manager Marketing and Communications

Shini Kelly has been leading marketing and communications in the Not For Profit sector in Disability, Domestic Violence and Health. She has over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications including strategy, branding, online and digital marketing. She has a BSc in Psychology (USA)

Adrian Harris, Manager City and North Region

Adrian Harris, Manager City and North Region

Adrian has worked as a social worker and counsellor in the community sector for over 20 years. Adrian has a masters degree in family therapy and an honours degree in social work from Monash University.

Shilpa Alla, Practice Manager

Shilpa Alla is Professional Practice Manager with numerous years of experience in managing general practices to deliver high quality health care to patients and committed to delivering outstanding customer service by operating effectively across organisational and cultural boundaries.

Archana Bhat, Manager Western Region

Archana has worked as a Registered Psychologist for the past 17 years and is a Board Approved Supervisor with AHPRA.  Her experience has predominantly been in addictions, particularly problem gambling.  Having worked in NSW in various capacities, she has contributed to this sector in governance and clinical areas. 

Guy Penna, Coordinator Family Violence Prevention

Guy has 11 years an experienced leader and practitioner in family violence prevention and counselling. He has extensive experience in managing programs and working with a range of stakeholders.

Ginnelle Mullins, Coordinator Relationship Learning & Senior Practitioner

Ginnelle has close to 20 years’ experience within marketing, communications, human resources and counselling in Australia, China and South Africa. Her strengths are within project management, relationship management, interpersonal communications, problem solving, leadership, coordination and organisational skills.

Tanya De Mel, Manager South East Region

Tanya De Mel has worked as a social worker within the sector for over 15 years. She has extensive experience in leadership and service delivery across several fields