About Us

Healing Through Love was founded in April 2018 by four amazing Adelaide business women that share similar values of hope, love, kindness, and empathy:

  • Natasha Olsen,
  • Sharlene Lynch,
  • Rachael Bainbridge, and
  • Rima Tashman

Healing Through Love’s vision is to shift awareness on Domestic Violence within the Community and support survivors regardless of gender, sexual identity, race, age, culture, ethnicity, religion, disability, economic status, or location.

Within the short time it has been established, Healing Through Love now a full Committee of eight. All ladies, from differing backgrounds, are survivors of domestic violence and share similar values and passions in this area.

MEET THE TEAM

 

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Natasha Olsen

FOUNDING MEMBER – President

Natasha Olsen has a caring and friendly nature and is very passionate about helping others. Always wanting to give back to the community, Natasha has been a volunteer for various not for profit organizations since age 17.

This year, Natasha got together with three likeminded women, Sharlene, Rachael and Rima and formed Healing Through Love. Being a survivor herself, Natasha wanted to form an organization that could help women and shift awareness on domestic violence.

Natasha has worked in many industries including real estate, retail, and small business. She started up a cleaning business in Adelaide in 2012 with the aim to bring a higher standard to the cleaning industry.

“My cleaning team consists of single parents trying to support their families, men and women recovering from illness and people out of work with University degrees. They all needed someone to give them a chance and help them move forward in their lives. Since they started working for me, I have seen these wonderful men and women grow and become much more confident. Very empowering!”

Natasha is also co-founder of Authors Once & Again. A group of new and experienced writers come together to share, write, and support each other.

 

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Sharlene Lynch

FOUNDING MEMBER –

Vice-President

Sharlene Lynch is a born and bred South Aussie. Among her many achievements and passions, Sharlene is a founding member of the Healing Through Love initiative, she is a multi-passionate entrepreneur who runs a Business Coaching program, a key note speaker on all things mindset, runs a successful multi-level marketing business, and facilitates a weekly Beauty School. Sharlene is also the serving Chief of the Speakers Institute S.A. Tribe. She loves face-to-face interaction, assisting others to develop themselves in finding their voice and to share their message, is an enthusiastic community advocate involved in a wide variety of projects, and is always keen to assist where she can.
 

 

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Rachael Bainbridge

FOUNDING MEMBER – Treasurer

 

 

 

I am a passionate & caring professional for anyone in need. An avid advocate for youth mental health, homelessness, socially isolated, individuals at risk, disability & underprivileged. I am in my 6th year with the SA aquatic & Leisure Centre and have recently transitioned into a role I am extremely passionate about.

I started at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre in 2012 as Payroll and Finance Coordinator, moving onto Frontline Director in 2014 and taking on additional responsibilities as Creche Director in 2016.  I was offered a Tenure position as Community and Outreach Liaison Officer mid-2017 and have recognised a true passion.  My role is split between fundraising for our charity, YMCA Open Doors and coordinating the disbursement of funds to those in need.  YMCA Open Doors is an initiative that provides full or subsidised access to YMCA programs or services to people in need.  I work in partnership with many referring agencies in the local community providing health and wellness services to their clients at risk and experiencing financial hardship.

My current position allows me the opportunity to bring challenging subjects to the forefront and address them head-on with compassion.

I, myself had a terrible tragedy in my life, losing my husband in 2010.  Having two young sons at the time, I understand the mental challenges people can be faced with.  I love that I have the opportunity to give back.

 

 

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Rima Tashman

FOUNDING MEMBER – Catering Coordinator

 

 

 

 

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Rose Davidson

Secretary / Administration

 

 

I am a mature aged, youthful woman (a little on the eccentric side). I am a ‘no nonsense, no ‘fluff’ type of woman with a kind and caring heart and personality to match. Sounds like a bit of a paradox, “That’s me, complicated”.

I was born in Canada and came to Australia when I was 12 and have lived in various parts of Australia; New South Wales, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria, and now South Australia.

VI am a passionate advocate for Social Justice and an avid campaigner against all types of abuse; domestic, child, sexual, bullying etc. along with being a supporter of many causes. I have volunteered in several organisations; UN Women (International Women’s Day – co-Event Coordinator), Oasis Wimmera (Immigrant Support Group – Board member and Event Coordinator), and the Rotary Club of Horsham (Vic). I have also been a Workplace Delegate in the Commonwealth Public Service Union, held a variety of positions in Social and Sports Clubs from Committee member to President, been a Sports Trainer, and a Board member of a Tasmanian Football Club – Membership, Social, and Fundraising Coordinator.

I have a varied work and educational background, with more than 30 years’ experience of administrative experience. I have worked in both the public and private sectors during my years on this planet; from Customs Officer, PA/EA, Document Controller, Receptionist, and small retail business owner/operator.

 

 

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Lorelle Molde

Liaison Officer

With a love for all things visual and visionary, Lorelle is a passionate individual who is an avid networker and connector across both the business and not for profit space. Drawing from experience with communities at the grass-roots level, with almost 30 years of advocating against domestic violence and supporting South Australian businesses and initiatives, Lorelle was the driving force behind two unique SA initiatives.

Lorelle’s career spans 12 years as a Business Partner in MR Customs & Auto Electrical (a family business established in 1955 in the heart of Adelaide) and 16 years in the South Australian State Government. With a commitment to continual learning, Lorelle has undertaken over 300 courses, supported over 100 volunteering initiatives and has a diverse career portfolio from project and business management to community development and customer service.  It is this rich tapestry of experience and learning which empowered Lorelle recently to become a White Ribbon Advocator and a Co-Facilitator for the Family & Domestic Violence Advocacy Network (FADVAN).

Lorelle is currently studying a Bachelor of Communications (focus on gender equality) and Bachelor of Letters (Innovation & Enterprise).

 

 

 

 
Event Coordinator

 

 

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Clare Jobson

Legal Advisor