Our Board

Karen R Levin

Founder & Director

As the Founder, it wasn’t my international or domestic knowledge of  business that led me to developing The Equanimity Project.

After living in the US for 17 years, my journey back to Australia was an escape not a choice.

It was this ‘lived experience’ that provided the insight and empathetic understanding of the journey other women also experienced.

Supporting women whenever necessary inspired  and motivated me to recognise the short falls and develop a solution that was responsive and beneficial for the welfare of women overall, and the betterment of Australian society as a whole.

Cultivating  a sustainable model of charitable and social enterprise, where communities become the solution, and the impact is seen in all levels of society and government is my desired mission for the organisation.

DR. Laure Philip


I am an experienced social sciences researcher, a published scholar, and have a PhD in humanities.

I recently moved to Australia to pursue a career in the not-for-profit sector.

After leaving a narcissistic partner, I wanted to educate other women about toxic relationships and put my lived experience to good use in a charitable organisation. 

One that created real solutions for survivors of domestic abuse and their children and even their pets.

I believe The Equanimity Project is different because on top of empowering women, it builds capacity in the community via an innovative social framework for responding to violence there and then.

My greater wish is to see a society where women support one another, by actions not just words, and where women become the solution to the end of violence.

René McKenzie-Low


“For many of us we pride ourselves on our successes throughout our careers and family life, but for many of us we hide amongst the busy noise of our daily lives. We hide the shame that is domestic violence.

For me being part of this project isn’t just about ‘doing good’, it’s about making a valiant effort to right the wrongs that so many of us and those we know go through silently, including me. 

I am a woman with a purpose who wants to change the landscape for women and am grateful to be part of an incredible team of imaginative, agile and passionate volunteers focused on delivering a client experience that is remarkable.”

With an experienced and demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organisation management industry and community housing sector. Skilled in Nonprofit Organisations, Stakeholder Engagement, Public Speaking, Facilitation. Strong community and social services professional with both national & international experience.

The Advisory

The wonderful individuals who provide their expertise, their guidance and their knowledge to assure that The Equanimity Project rewards those we serve.

Bob Bell - PKF

Business Advisor – PKF

Michael P Levin

Economist, Finance & Relationship Building

Luke Athens

Private Investigator

Ann Jewitt

Mental Health Consulting

Joanne Clarke

Mind Health Transformation

Arsho Kalloghlian

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Nerida Pearse

Retail & Product Development

Anne Ferguson

Media Consultant

The Engine Room

Fueled by passion, drive and purpose, these individuals held the glue together, filled the gaps and made the process so much easier.  they bring their ideas and creativity to help us build strong communities throughout Australia. To these individuals and others who have passed through our doors, we are forever grateful.



Why Become A Community Advocate or Sponsor?

Be a part of an Australian first initiative to increase awareness and action in communities towards the reduction of domestic abuse and homelessness for women. 

  • Improve the welfare state of women
  • Reduce social isolation & loneliness
  • Break inter-generational trauma & violence
  • Improve feelings of security and safety in communities.
  • Raise awareness and education
  • A reduction in risk of homelessness
  • Provisions of housing pathways
  • Reducing recidivism and recurrence of violence
  • Increased reporting habits
  • Development of a “pay it forward” movement where it “becomes everybody’s business”.

Help us to set a benchmark through innovation and change the social landscape for women in Australia.

Contact Us About Getting Involved


Level 8, 1 O’Connell Street

Sydney NSW Australia 2000

Phone   0490 338 100