Hide my visit


About Inner City Women’s Group

Our People

We have a highly qualified and experienced team of facilitators who are bound by the ICWG Code of Ethics and practice. All facilitators hold tertiary level qualifications and are highly experienced in their field.  

Board of Trustees

Diana Rands BA, Psych/ Soc. Dip ASS Cert.Soc.Wk. Diana is the chairperson of the Board has been a Board member since 2003. She has been working in the addiction and mental health field since 1986. She trained as a family therapist in 1987 and specialised in family inclusive practice in 2005. She is now working as an alcohol and drug clinician for Auckland CADS as well as trainer in mental health and addictions. 

Susanne Doddrell is currently employed at St John, where she holds the position of Policy and Procedure Coordinator. Prior to this she has had 10 years’ experience in the Mental Health field, holding various positions including project work, training and Quality Management. 

Ruth Busch BA Wisc JD (Hons) Conn - Ruth has practised law in Canada and New Zealand. She has taught at the University of Waikato since 1988 and has contributed to papers in Family Law, Property Issues in Family Law, Domestic Violence and the State, Women Law and Policy, and Feminist Legal Theory. Ruth has published reports and articles on domestic violence and the criminal justice system, judicial discourses on domestic violence, the family court system, child witnesses of spousal violence, and violence intervention models. Most recently, she has been involved in analysing custody and access decisions which arise within the context of domestic violence.