Executive

President

Bronwyn Gilson
president@isana.org.au

Bronwyn has worked for over 20 years in Higher Education with the majority of her career spent at the University of New England, Armidale. She has held positions in the Vice-Chancellor’s office, Secretariat, Residential Colleges, Alumni, Student Services and various Schools and Faculties. For the last 10 years she has worked as the Manager, International Services and Compliance in the International Office. Her role focuses on providing services and monitoring welfare and related compliance for international students; and, her interest centers on ensuring all students receive the education they were told to expect and that the Institution provides a safe, welcoming and fair environment in which to live and study. Bronwyn has been a member of ISANA for 9 years and took on the role of President in December 2017. Her hobbies include travelling and 70’s music.

Treasurer

Molly Bonnefin
treasurer@isana.org.au

Molly has been providing support to international students at Monash College since 2001.  Her special interests are in the fields of under age students, homestay accommodation and helping international students to integrate into living in Australia.  She has recently retired from her role as manager of  the College’s Careers Service (including strategic planner for new projects for the Student Services team) and is now enjoying personal hobbies such as sewing, ballet and gardening.  Her previous roles include 13 years of administrative and student recruitment experience at Chisholm Institute. From 2009 to 2014 Molly chaired the ISANA Special Interest Group in Pre-Tertiary Students and Accommodation and since 2016 has been ISANA National Treasurer.

Professional Development

Brett Lyon and Sam Hilbig
PD@isana.org.au

Sam has been an active member of ISANA for many years and has been current Queensland President for 3 years. Louise started her experience with International students as a Student Adviser with Charles Darwin University over 16 years ago and has been employed by Griffith University for 12 years, 10 years as Homestay Coordinator. In her role Louise has experienced many highs and lows due to its diversity,  involving interacting with students, families, agents and both internal and external community sectors.

ISANA has provided Louise with the opportunity to interact with many people from different sectors, develop skills and also create lifelong friendships.

Vice President

Position Vacant
isana@isana.org.au

If you would be interested in this role and would like more information, please email the secretariat at isana@isana.org.au 

Communications Manager

If you would be interested in this role and would like more information, please email the secretariat at isana@isana.org.au 

Branch Presidents

Victoria & Tasmania

Manorani Guy
victas@isana.org.au

Manorani (Mano) was born in Malaysia with Indian/Chinese heritage and has spent more than 15 years living and studying in India. Manorani is the founder and director of “Asian Student Accommodation” (ASA) and “Asian Student Education” (ASE). Mano is also currently the President of VicWise (Victorian Working group for International Student Employment).  Mano sits on the International Education Ministerial Advisory Roundtable, member of several working committees and is involved in numerous projects/activities relating to international education in Victoria.

Australian Capital Territory & New South Wales

Annette Kalczynska
activensw@isana.org.au

Annette Kalczynska’s experience in International Education has been gained from working in both the public and private education sectors across VET and Higher Education in marketing, admissions, compliance, events, student engagement and student welfare. I am running my own business and I was a member of board of directors at Polish Club Ltd. My strong passion for International Education in Australia comes from experiencing being international student myself.

I am very pleased to work with the fellow branch members to make this another great year with interesting PD sessions, networking opportunities and information sharing. ISANA provides great opportunities for staff to keep up to date and informed with legislative changes, services offered and industry best practice.

Queensland

Samantha Hilbig
qld@isana.org.au

Sam has been an active member of ISANA for many years and has been current Queensland President for 3 years. Louise started her experience with International students as a Student Adviser with Charles Darwin University over 16 years ago and has been employed by Griffith University for 12 years, 10 years as Homestay Coordinator. In her role Louise has experienced many highs and lows due to its diversity,  involving interacting with students, families, agents and both internal and external community sectors.

ISANA has provided Louise with the opportunity to interact with many people from different sectors, develop skills and also create lifelong friendships.

South Australia & Northern Territory

Louise Skull
sanity@isana.org.au

Western Australia

Kathryn Williams
isana@isana.org.au

New Zealand

Terry McGrath
isananz@gmail.com

Terry started as chemistry teacher before moving into a pastoral care role. Currently he contributes to international student chaplaincy at Massey University, Palmerston North; consultancy as immediate past National Director for International Student Ministries of NZ (ISM NZ); and Asia Pacific regional facilitation for the Lausanne movement’s ISM Global Leadership Network. This latter role is advisory in nature, influencing and facilitating capacity building and development of services and leadership in international student missions and pastoral care initiatives. Terry’s interests include development and research involving international students and migrants, and professional development in international education arena where he is currently the President of ISANA NZ.

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