Our Team

The Equanimity Project is an Australian first initiative, and will become an essential part of the fabric of Australian society.  Are outcomes will reach into every community and challenge the existing norms.

As a charitable organisation, we enrich and applaud culture, protect the vulnerable, educate to enable others to practice faith and improve individual and family health and well-being,  Our Project will contribute to good public policy whilst advocating on behalf of individuals and communities struggling to overcome adversities.

Our Executive Board are lived experience and their stories, although varied, are bound by the hidden thread of trauma and enlightenment.

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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.

This ‘lived experience’ provided the insight and empathetic understanding of the journey women experience.

Supporting other women inspired and motivated me to recognise the short falls and develop a solution that was responsive and beneficial for the welfare of women 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.

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Carisa Wells

Director

 

Carisa will play an integral role and brings a wealth of knowledge of business development and strategy, community engagement, relationship building, government relations and marketing.

What attracted Carisa to The Equanimity Project was the organisation’s goal to make violent relationship abuse and homelessness among women everyone’s business and bringing together two major issues for women to form an innovative resolution.

I am also lived experience and so I understand the anguish and trauma many women go through particularly if a child or children or animals are involved as I see what my daughter has had to deal with through this process.

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Emily Macgregor

Director

Emily joined The Equanimity Project to support the immense impact that it will make in the lives of so many women over the years to come.

“I resonate deeply with the vision Karen has for this extraordinary project and am honoured to be involved in whatever way I can.”

Emily’s career has been underpinned by a deep passion for personal growth and making a positive impact, which has led her to become a volunteer at The Equanimity Project and a volunteer telephone Crisis worker for Lifeline. She is also the founder of innovative health solution, WonderHub, to improve physical and mental wellbeing.

With over 20 years’ experience in the health sector, working in marketing, training, new product development, project management and health education, Emily brings considerable knowledge and passion to The Equanimity Project. She extends her vast skills to the organisation as a gifted mentor and experienced professional.

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Elena C Merayo

Director

Elena has always been passionate about ending gender-based violence and supports The Equanimity Project in its innovative solution.

“I like the approach, I like how it’s different from the reliance on government-funded housing and promotes women supporting other women in this issue.”

Hailing from Spain, Elena is a qualitative researcher with a drive for investigating cultural practices, intersectional gender studies and feminism.

She has extensive experience in working with non-governmental organisations and activism, focused on promoting and protecting the rights of women and diversity in professional, domestic, and public spaces. She has previously been involved in the homelessness sector as a social worker and personal advisor, empowering youth and families in crisis.

Elena is a valuable member of the organisation, bringing her accomplished research and writing to the team, in advocating for the values and mission of The Equanimity Project.

Pip Rae

Director

A daring and creative leader, Pip has devoted much of her career to uplifting the voices around her.

Pip began her journey at Charles Sturt University studying Law and Criminal Investigation, which helped her to realise her true passion for storytelling and activism. Currently, she is the founder of Upstream Investigations, where she leads a team of specialist investigators to support those who have suffered as a result of domestic and family violence, and fill the gap between the courts, police, and lawyers.

Pip unleashes her own creativity in her popular podcast, the ShirePod. The podcast combines her skills in investigative journalism with her exceptional ability to tell meaningful stories and empower other women.

She recently was awarded ‘The One to Watch in Protective Security’ in the Australian Women in Security Awards 2021. This is a testament to her drive to protect women at risk and her influence as an advocate for those experiencing domestic violence, making her a profound addition to our team here at The Equanimity Project.

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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

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Michael P Levin

Economist, Finance & Relationship Building

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Luke Athens

Private Investigator

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Ann Jewitt

Mental Health Consulting

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Joanne Clarke

Mind Health Transformation

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Arsho Kalloghlian

Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Nerida Pearse

Retail & Product Development

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Anne Ferguson

Media Consultant

The Engine Room

Fueled by passion, drive and purpose, our volunteers are the glue to hold us together, filled the gaps and make 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.

New Volunteer list coming in 2022

Supporters

 

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

Address

Level 8, 1 O’Connell Street

Sydney NSW Australia 2000

Phone   0490 338 100