Staff

Kathy Baykitch | Centre Director 

Katarina (Kathy) is a highly-skilled executive director and manager with extensive experience in the arts and cultural sector both locally and abroad. She has held roles as an executive producer, arts and events manager, educator and trainer and, community cultural development facilitator. Kathy holds a MA in Dance Studies from the University of Surrey (UK) and received a Distinction for her research investigating the impact of exile and identity on Jewish dance artists that survived the Holocaust. She also hold a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management and a BA degree. 

Pauline Cockrill | Curator 

Pauline has worked as a museum curator and freelance researcher/writer for over 30 years in both the UK and Australia. For the last decade she has been Community History Officer at the History Trust of SA, working with numerous community history groups in South Australia as well as curating a number of travelling exhibitions. She has travelled widely and amongst the many museums she has visited includes Yad Vashem and several other Holocaust and Jewish museums in both Australia and overseas.

Jasmine Munn-McDonnell | Social Media Coordinator 

Jasmine has a Bachelor of International Studies and an Honours Degree in History from the University of Adelaide. Jasmine started a MA in Holocaust Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel in 2016. While abroad Jasmine undertook internships at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem and the Weiner Library for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide in London. Upon completion of her MA and returning to Australia in 2018, Jasmine began working as AHMSEC’s Social Media Coordinator. Jasmine is driven by her commitment to the principles tikkun olam – repairing our fractured world – and is passionate about AHMSEC’s mission.

Sue Drenth | Project Manager

Sue Drenth has a Diploma in Management (Community Services) from Swinburne University, Victoria, a Certificate in Frontline Management – Management Excellence from OzTrain SA and has completed studies at Adelaide University  in Entrepreneurial Models for the Community Service sector. For the past 30 years, Sue has worked in community services both at operational and senior management level in the not for profit sector and now works as a consultant.