Board of Directors



Dana Faletic B. Ec.

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.  


Jencie Harrington LL.B., B.Com (Accounting & Finance), Grad Dip Farm Management, GAICD Lawyer

Jencie graduated from the University of Tasmania in 1992 with a Bachelor of Commerce major in Accounting and Finance, and a Bachelor of Laws in 2008. Jencie was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Tasmania in August 2009. Jencie practices property law, corporate commercial law and estate planning. Prior to practicing law, Jencie worked as an accountant with a leading Hobart Accounting practice, and in agriculture as a Sheep Overseer. Jencie's interest in agriculture led 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.



Vice President, Secretary, Public Officer

Sophie Edwards

Sophie is a Human Resources Professional and keen AFL player.  She has been an executive on the Tasmanian Women’s League, Manager of the Tasmanian Female State Programs and Board member of the Burnie Dockers and Tasmanian Women’s State League. Inclusion in sport and sports administration for women and girls is a strong driver for Sophie with her efforts in promoting female football in the North West resulting in more than 60% of high schools including a female football team.


Sarah Gillman BA, Cert 4 Assessment & Workplace Training

Sarah is an 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. 

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Wenonah Sharman AEP

Wenonah Sharman, is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, an IAAF Kid's Athletics Coach, Lv.1 Community Athletics Coach, and Lv.2 Intermediate Club Coach. She is a current Women in Sport Coaching Scholarship holder and is working towards Lv. 2 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.

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Linda Karlsson 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 for Development (C4D). Today, Linda is the Communications Lead for 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, Create 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.

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