Board of Directors
Dana is a two-time Olympian (rowing), and mother of two young children. She is passionate about encouraging and supporting young girls and women to be involved in sport, for their physical health, personal development and the lifelong skills that they will develop through involvement with sport. Dana is also a strong advocate for WSRT's Get Active Program which helps men, women and children improve their health through nutrition and physical activity.
LL.B., B.Com (Accounting & Finance), Grad Dip Farm Management, GAICD Lawyer
Vice President / Treasurer / Public Officer
Jencie graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1992 with a Batchelor of Commerce major in Accounting and Finance, and a Batchelor of Laws in 2008. Jencie was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Tasmania in August 2009. Jencie practises property law, corporate commercial law and estate planning. Prior to practicing law, Jencie worked as an accountant with a leading Hobart Accounting practise, and in agriculture as a Sheep Overseer. Jencie's interest in agriculture lead her to obtain an Associate Diploma in Farm Management in 1983. Jencie continues to have a strong interest in the rural community. She is currently the Chair, Elder & Succession Law Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania, October 2015 - present. Womensport and Recreation Tasmania Inc. Board Member October 2015 - present. Graduate and Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, March 2015.
Jencie is a keen hockey player and believes sport provides many opportunities for Tasmanians.
BA. Cert 4 Assessment and Workplace Training
Sarah is a former ABC broadcaster. She has worked in media management, and as a producer and journalist in news, current affairs, television and sport. She has also taught journalism at universities in Tasmania, Darwin and Canberra. Sarah is a long-time advocate for women in sport and has been engaged as a freelance journalist, trainer and researcher for the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Institute of Sport, and Womensport Australia. Her interests include sport as an avenue to support leadership opportunities, better mental health and the chance to give back to community. Sarah is actively involved with the establishment of girls Australian rules football in Tasmania.
Wenonah Sharman is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist an IAAF Kid's Athletics Coach, Lv1 Community Athletics Coach, and Lv2 Intermediate Club Coach. She is a former Women in Sport Coaching Scholarship holder and is working towards Lv2 IAAF Advanced Coaching Accreditation. Wenonah is also the state junior distance coach for the targeted talent program for which athletes need to be ranked in the top six nationally, and the head of medical, rehab and wellness for the women's academy program for female Tasmanian AFL footballers.
BSc. Equality and Diversity Management, MSc. Communication for Development
Linda Karlsson moved to Australia in late 2014 after completing her degree in Equality and Diversity Management at Lund University, Sweden. She has worked in roles promoting diversity and inclusion as the project coordinator of SBS inclusion program (then Cultural Competence Program) and as the Social Impact Lead at WORK180, a jobs platform and advocate for working women. Linda is an avid learner and in 2017 she completed a Master's degree in Communication and Development for (C4D). Today, Linda is the Communications Lead to Hobart based not-for-profit Beacon Foundation. She is also the co-founder of The Hive Collective, a community-led networking group for professional women and was named a 2020 Tas Young Achiever semi-finalist in two categories, Crate Change Community Award and the Leadership Award. Linda is passionate about promoting an equal playing field for women in all aspects of work and life.
Sherri is the Director of Energy Health, a Tasmanian based Health, Wellbeing and Teambuilding Consultancy business. Sherri has over 30 years’ experience in helping companies across Australia create healthier, happier, and more connected workplaces. She is also the CEO and Creator of The Mind Games, a fun, action-packed event that raises funds to support The Menzies Institute for Medical Research expand their research in the area of mental health in the workplace.
Sherri is passionate about helping companies create and build mentally healthy, happy, and thriving employees and cultures. She has a particular interest in women-specific Health, Wellbeing and Leadership programs in the workplace, as well as advocating for a level playing field for women both in work and life.
Sherri understands how important health, wellness and connection through sport is for your mental health and is proud to be a part of the WSRT board. She hopes her unique experience and skill set will enable her to make a real, lasting difference.
If you have the appropriate skill sets, support the aims of Womensport and Recreation Tasmania Inc., and are interested in becoming a WSRT Board Member please contact the WSRT Chair, Dana Faletic on 0422 442 863 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.