Insight Exchange Associates

Insight Exchange Associates work with the Insight Exchange Team and with key collaborators, participants, supporters and skilled volunteers, to take the work further forward into sectors and communities who may benefit.

Insight Exchange is described and hosted on a distinct standalone website

Reach the Insight Exchange team through the Insight Exchange contact us page.

Dr Leticia Funston - Insight Exchange Associate

Dr Leticia Funston currently lives and works on the stolen and unceded lands of the Bidjigal peoples of Eora Nation and Burramattagal peoples of Darug Nation. Leticia is inspired by First Nations Worldviews, anti-colonial resistance, queer theories, intersectional feminism and Response Based Practice. She aims to “walk the talk” in her work as a qualified social worker (Bachelor of Social Work, Honours 1, Sydney University) and as a social researcher (Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Social Inquiry, University of Technology Sydney).

Leticia recently completed a PhD thesis under the supervision of Dr Lesley Laing and Dr Margot Rawsthorne with the Education and Social Work Faculty at Sydney University. Leticia’s thesis, In the Business of Trauma: An intersectional-materialist feminist analysis of ‘trauma informed’ women’s refuges and crisis accommodation services in Sydney and Vancouver (2019), considers the capacity for human services to provide care and to respond to gendered violence and housing injustice under the constraints imposed by settler-colonialism and neoliberalism.

Leticia currently works as an Insight Exchange Associate with Domestic Violence Service Management (DVSM). Leticia has worked in the field of gendered violence response and prevention for over ten years. Leticia is passionate about collaborating with others towards our collective liberation, respect and dignity.

Marisa Moliterno - Insight Exchange Associate

Marisa is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with almost 20 years’ experience in the community sector in various roles from direct support work, case management, counselling and program management.

Marisa’s focus has been on working with victims of violence in various contexts in youth homelessness, residential Out Of Home Care, disability and adult services. In recent years as Program Manager of CRC’s Miranda Project she has turned her attention to working with women impacted by the Criminal Justice System who themselves have been victims of Domestic and Family Violence, and the ever-rising overrepresentation of First Nations Women.

Every day she sees and works with people who face immeasurable challenges, who have been exposed to unacceptable levels of injustice, then are further victimised due to their resistance to the violence and oppression they have endured and the social responders they encounter.

At Domestic Violence Service Management Marisa works as an Associate with Insight Exchange.

Marisa is passionate about working with victims to have their voices heard, their resistance known and to advocate not only for every persons basic rights of safety, dignity and equality but also for the cultural, societal and systemic change that needs to occur to reduce the injustice and violence for future generations.