Our team

Office of Professional Standards and Safeguarding

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Ms Asante Viswasam, Director of Professional Standards and Safeguarding

Asante began her work here at the Diocese of Wollongong in late 2018, moving from the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta in her role as the acting manager of the Office for Safeguarding and Professional Safeguarding. Prior to her commencement in the diocese, she delivered training modules for the diocese on several occasions. Asante has previously held management roles at the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian within the Working with Children’s Operations Team. Asante’s tertiary qualifications include a Masters of Human Rights and a Masters of Criminology.
local_phone (02) 4222 2405
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Miss Joanna Laba, Research and Support Assistant

Joanna is currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Laws—Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with the University of Wollongong and has previous experience within Wollongong and Sydney law firms.
local_phone (02) 4222 2428
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Miss Caitlin Moore, Research and Support Assistant

Caitlin is currently in her fourth year of a Bachelor of Laws—Bachelor of International Studies (International Relations) and has previous experience within Wollongong law firms and programs supporting Legal Aid.
local_phone (02) 4222 2428
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Mr Peter Burgoyne, Coordinator of Clinical and Professional Supervision

Peter is an experienced therapist and clinical supervisor who has worked in Catholic welfare and professional standards for 23 years. As the diocesan coordinator of clinical and professional supervision, Peter brings a broad range of professional skills and clinical experience into the professional standards and safeguarding sphere. Peter holds a Master of Counselling, a Graduate Diploma of Counselling, and a Diploma of Case Management.
local_phone (02) 4222 2428