Hayley Mansfield – Executive Officer
Hayley joined us after working at the Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative where she was the General Manager, Family and Community Services. She has previously worked with the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Baptcare and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. She is a proud Tanganikeld and Ramindjeri woman and looks forward to implementing our first Reconciliation Action Plan and working alongside local Aboriginal communities to ensure we deliver a culturally safe environment and increase our impact with aboriginal communities.
Kaz Gurney Goulburn Valley CLC Managing Lawyer
Kaz is Goulburn Valley CLC’s Manager and Principal Lawyer. She studied industrial chemistry and worked in the pharmaceutical industry before trying her hand at farming and pastoral activities. She then worked for Parks, Fisheries and Wildlife while completing a degree in Biology and Natural Resources. After moving to Aboriginal Affairs, she went on to Heritage Victoria, where she worked with archaeologists diving shipwrecks along the Victorian coast. Kaz gained an Honours degree in Law and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice during this stage of her career. She worked as a lawyer in the criminal law stream with Fitzroy Legal Service and at the Neighbourhood Justice Centre before moving to Shepparton in 2012 to manage Goulburn Valley CLC. In 2018 she was awarded Community Lawyer of the Year by the Law Institute of Victoria, recognising the work of the Goulburn Valley CLC team. Kaz lives in Kialla with her dog and aeroplane.
Sejal Amin Goulburn Valley CLC Senior Coordinating Lawyer
Sejal Amin was admitted to practice as a lawyer in 2009 and has worked predominantly in the non-for-profit/government sector. She started her career working as a paralegal for Victoria Legal Aid in Melbourne within their Youth Legal Service, which focussed on child protection and youth crime. In 2011 she was recruited as a prosecutor for the Victoria Police as a part of a pilot program called the Civil Advocacy Unit. This unit prosecuted intervention order matters in the Specialist Family Violence Division of the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. Following this, in 2013 she worked for the former inaugural Victorian Freedom of Information Commissioner assisting in reviews of administrative decisions. She moved from Melbourne to Shepparton in 2015 and joined the team at the Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre (GVCLC) to manage a three year pilot Therapeutic Justice Program (TJP). Following the completion of this pilot program, she commenced her role as Senior Coordinating Lawyer at GVCLC.