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Executive Dean, Health Faculty

Good education connects big picture thinking to action on the ground. It brings people together to ask tough questions, uncover answers and create opportunities.
Kath has been connecting people, ideas and practice in the education, health and government sectors for almost thirty years.
She has built a career as an innovative leader with integrity - from her first job as a nurse, through to her recent role as Dean (VET College), Victoria University.
She’s made an impact in remote NT indigenous communities, in Melbourne’s western region and in international markets.
Kath is a people person who builds trust to get things moving. She harnesses policy and practice to lead strategic education initiatives and deliver quality programs and services.
Excellence is not a buzzword for Kath. It’s at the core of everything she does and inspires others to do.
A Master of Education tops Kath’s list of qualifications and complements her experience, including published research and policy work.


  • Master of Education (Adult Education)
  • Graduate Diploma of Community Development and Management
  • Graduate Certificate of Leadership (Education and Training)
  • Graduate Certificate of Education and Training
  • Graduate Certificate of Clinical Issues in Aged Care
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)
  • Diploma of Human Resource Management


Head of Academic Studies, Community Services

With 25 years’ leadership experience in Vocational Education and Training within the community services context, Dianne brings her extensive knowledge and skills, at both a strategic and operational level, to the development and delivery of education in community services. Dianne is driven by her passion for learning and development and its contribution to individuals, businesses and communities. Achieving this passion has demanded personal commitment to maintaining the relevance of the teaching and assessment methodologies used by education practitioners in today’s world of virtual communication, and ensuring access for the diversity of learners. She understands well the complex and challenging environment of the education in Australia today.


  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Diploma of Social Planning
  • Diploma in Training and Assessment Systems

Dion Khlentzos

Program Manager, Masters of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Dion lectures in Theories of Counselling and Suicide prevention at JNI, and supervises Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy research students and interns in the student clinic. Dion has also worked with the Salvation Army, initially as a crisis call counsellor, and later taking on the role of training volunteer telephone counsellors. He is currently conducting doctoral research where he has been running groups for fathers in recovery from addiction. A registered psychologist, Dion has worked in private practice since 2004.


  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Diploma of Education

Dr Werner Sattmann-Frese

Program Manager, Master of Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy

Werner is an experienced lecturer and psychotherapist, supervisor, and group facilitator. He joined JNI in January 2011 as a lecturer and the Flexible Online Learning Manager in the Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences. Prior to that, he was a casual lecturer at the University of Western Sydney teaching mainly environmental education and wellbeing studies. Werner has recently become a Senior Lecturer and Program Manager of the Masters degree at JNI.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Social Ecology)
  • Master of Applied Science (Social Ecology)
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
  • Certificate in Holistic Psychotherapy