MAAW Inc Committee Members and Staff


Our highly qualified Committee Members all have a love of animals and of the community surrounding the Mt Alexander Animal Welfare shelter.

Gaynor Atkin (President) has over 15 years of local government experience in both Australia and the UK and over 10 years of experience in retail, working for some of the largest international fashion houses in the world. She has volunteered and worked internationally for organisations such as OXFAM, WaterAid and UNICEF and has a passion for both human and animal rights.

Sharnie Digby (Secretary)

Brian Heydon (Vice President) has worked as a solicitor for many years and has been a company director for various companies.  He is a past President of the RSPCA in Castlemaine. He has a lifelong love of animals and a deep concern for animal welfare. Brian was a founding Committee Member of MAAW.

John Carruthers (Treasurer)

Ian Shankly

Hilary Prendergast

Helen Treloar


Robyn Slattery (MAAW Shelter Manager)

Tania Butterworth (Op shop Manager)

Khiara Jenkinson (Part-time Animal Attendant)

Ebony Carroll (Part-time Animal Attendant)

Lois Murphy (Part-time Op Shop retail assistant)

Karina Munro (Casual Animal Attendant)