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WFWP Australia Board of Directors


Anne Bellavance
International Vice-President (IVP), representing Asia Pacific 2 (Oceania & S.E. Asia)

President, Australia and Victoria  

WFWPI UN Office Regional Representative for Oceania & SE Asia


A NFP pioneer and volunteer for 45 years within Australia, the U.S. and Canada, Anne serves to establish a ‘culture of heart’ based on the motto of ‘Living for the Sake of Others,’ which is a unique approach to peacebuilding reflecting the heart and soul of WFWP International.


Anne has a Pure Science degree from Montreal, Canada, graduating with distinction and gained her Diploma of Education in Australia where she is an educator. She has served on numerous community Boards within Melbourne.


Passionate about the advancement of women through developing ‘leadership of the heart’, Anne dedicates a lot of her time supporting and mentoring women and advocating for community organisations. Her daily intention is gratitude, being the key to happiness and success. “I have seen how we can achieve so much more by joining together and exploring new ways to achieve our shared dreams. It’s super exciting!”  

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Dr Ye Jeong De-Geer (Kim)
WFWP Australia Vice-President

WFWP Queensland President

WFWPI Medical Volunteer Service representative, Oceania, and Australia



Dr Ye Jeong has a Bachelor of Neuroscience from the University of Sydney, and a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the University of Western Australia. She is director of Foot and Ankle Experts Health Clinic in Hamilton QLD and a clinical podiatrist, treating people with a variety of health conditions.

Dr Ye Jeong is a peace-building medical professional who enjoys participating with the HJ Magnolia Medical Foundation to organise international medical voluntary events. In 2019 she worked with this medical team in Battambang, Cambodia, treating more than one thousand Cambodians in desperate need of health care. 

Dr Ye Jeong strongly believes that education is the key to fight poverty and reduce violence. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her cat Momo and her dog, Ryu.


Satomi Terasaka
WFWP Australia Vice-President

WFWP New South Wales President


Satomi obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English/German Language and Culture from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies in Japan. 

While working as an executive secretary in several pharmaceutical companies in Japan, Satomi became interested in Mental Health. Thereupon, she commenced study in counselling, and volunteered as a youth counsellor. Satomi has worked on various international projects such as ‘foster parents’ with WFWP Japan, and character education with FFWPU in Tonga and Fiji while on the Oceania Leadership Team. 

After moving to Sydney, Satomi cared for her four children, with the passion to work for the community. She commenced study in Community Services and began her career as a psychosocial support worker. 

Satomi truly believes that building a supportive community is the key to bringing and achieving joy and happiness!

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Kate Kononchuk
WFWP Australia Ordinary Member

WFWP Victoria Advisory Committee


Kate's first love is working with people. Her second love is technology. 


Kate holds a Bachelor's with Hons. in Teaching English as a Second Language and has been a high school ESL teacher in Thailand for several years. 


Her passion for all things digital defined her career switch and brought her to work as a marketing automation manager, and later as a customer support analyst at a supply chain software company in Melbourne. Kate successfully combines full-time work with raising 3 children while upgrading her qualifications, as she recently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Cyber Security at Deakin University.


Kate strongly believes that a husband and wife who truly love and support each other, can achieve any goals and dreams together and make the impossible possible.

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Chizuru Ihara
WFWP Australia Ordinary Member | WFWP Victoria

Chizuru was born in Japan, where she worked as a certified as a Care Worker at the re-habilitation facility for the mentally disabled. 

She met her Australian husband in Japan and moved to Australia after their marriage. Chizuru is the mother of 5 children and currently studying Human Resource Management.

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Aila Willitts
WFWP Australia Ordinary Member

WFWP New South Wales Advisor

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