The Partnership Team

The Partnership is managed by the Principal Strategic Advisor (PSA) who is supported by a Program Administrator and Training Facilitators.

The PSA provides leadership in the development implementation and monitoring of the integrated approach to family violence in the Bayside Peninsula Area.

The PSA works closely with the members and the Chairs to ensure that the BPIFVP provides strategic leadership within the local service system and functions according to the Partnership Agreement.

Together with the Leadership Group the PSA is responsible for fostering a commitment to collaboration and innovation within the BPIFVP and maintaining a focus on objectives as described in the Strategic Plan.

The responsibilities of the PSA include:

  • governance and operational support to BPIFVP
  • Information gathering and knowledge building to support the work of the BPIFVP
  • partnership and collaboration
  • Statewide and area based representation
  • information conduit between the sector, local areas, peak bodies, government and other regional governance structures

Meet the team

Role currently vacant July 2024


Areeya Holmes


Areeya graduated from Monash University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Human Rights. In 2023 she completed a Graduate Diploma in Family Violence Prevention at Monash University. Areeya started with BPIFVP in 2023 in an administrative role and will be working with both the BPIFVP and the Southern Melbourne Integrated Family Violence Partnership, supporting both Principal Strategic Advisors, Kirsten Majidi and PSA. Areeya’s role will include updating the SouthSafe Website, preparing the BPIFVP newsletters, assisting with training and events management, and general admin and meetings support.


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