Liberty Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Services is a non-profit incorporated association managed by a community-based management committee. As the governing body, the committee has overall responsibility for managing the affairs of the organisation. The board shares a diverse skill set with a focus on ensuring the strategic and operational goals of the organisation are achieved, whilst upholding our values and mission.
The members of the board are elected annually at our Annual General Meeting. Our current members are detailed below.
Debbie Moore - Chair
Debbie Moore is a Licenced Real Estate Agent with a career in Real Estate that stretches over 35 years. Prior to relocating to Port Macquarie some 27 years ago she owned and operated her Real Estate business in Maitland in the Hunter Valley. Currently Debbie is the owner of a Real Estate office specialising in Commercial and Industrial Management, Sales and Leasing, as well as Development and Project Management of Industrial complexes.
Debbie was engaged to teach the Real Estate Course at TAFE campuses in Maitland, Newcastle and then Port Macquarie over a ten year period. She supports a number of community causes including youth homelessness.
Since 2012, Debbie has been a financial sponsor of the Hastings Education Fund and was recognised by the Hastings Business Women’s Network as a Life Member in 2013.
When time permits Debbie enjoys spending quality time with her family and friend as well as holidaying, reading and exercising.
Sandra Magann - Treasurer
Sandra is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Business degree in Accounting and Finance.
She is a Registered Tax Agent and a Xero Certified Advisor with over 25 years’ experience in accounting across public practice, commerce and small business.
Sandra has previously held Treasurer positions for the Hastings Business Women’s Network and the St Columba Anglican School Canteen.
She continues as Treasurer on organising committees for the Luminosity Youth Summit and the Hastings Heroines International Women’s Day.
When she’s not crunching numbers, Sandra’s passions are her kids, travel, snow skiing and live music.
Caron Dyball - Board
Caron has a strong commitment to the local community and has been the Franchisee Owner of Snap Port Macquarie since 1991.
Caron brings a wealth of knowledge in small business including HR and financial management, franchising and business networking.
As an original committee member of the Hastings Business Women’s Network and Business Enterprise Centre, Caron gives a great insight of the local community and business sector and enjoys helping new business start-ups.
When spare time allows, Caron enjoys keeping active at Crossfit and getting out on her motorbike.
Catherine Vallentine - Board
Catherine is a solicitor and long time Port Macquarie resident, having raised her four children in Port. She has always maintained an active involvement in the community working at various times in childcare, aged care and in legal practice. She is passionate about social justice and the rights and welfare of women and children.
She has in the past been a member of the Mid North Coast Women’s Health Advisory Group and was the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the not-for-profit I-India Australia, which changed the lives of street children in India. Catherine worked for a period with the Women’s Legal Service in Sydney which saw her working closely with the Domestic Violence Court Assistance Scheme at various courts, assisting female victims of domestic violence.
She is also a qualified Pilates instructor and enjoys yoga, running on the beach and spending time with friends and family, especially her three grandchildren.
Angela Marr-Grogan - Board
Angela is a local Birrbay Aboriginal woman with strong community links and family connections. She has worked across a number of industries including consumer protection, education and health. Angela has a strong client based service background as well project management and regional service delivery. Creating community and agency partnerships and implementing Aboriginal Action Plans and sustainable Aboriginal community programs have been a strategic focus area and career passion.
Wanting greater flexibility due to increasing family responsibilities, Angela channelled her love of creativity and now works professionally as an Artist and Designer. She specialises in culturally inspired imagery and design for the corporate sector. She is still very community minded and assists with local community art projects and creative cultural consultation.
Angela has previously served a term as a Spokeswoman for the Premiers Department, facilitating International Women's Day programs and celebrations. She has always been a strong advocate of women and supporting one another through the principles of sisterhood and unity. Her favourite things to do in downtime include beach days, reading and painting.
Felicity Ryan - Board
Felicity (Flic) Ryan is a Wadi Wadi woman and her mother’s family are freshwater people from the mallee area of Victoria. She also has strong family connections to the Wemba Wemba and Yorta Yorta people around this region. Flic’s father is of Scottish background and his family hail from the area below Glasgow.
Flic spent 13 years working within both State and Local Government and her previous roles include Women and Children’s Refuge Worker, Child Protection Officer, Community Development Officer, HIV Care and Support Officer and Sexual Health Worker.
Supply Nation Certified, Flic is an accredited trainer and specialises in the development and delivery face-to-face and online training packages centred around Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and improving relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
When she is not travelling, Flic enjoys spending time with her kin and community, and creating bespoke Aboriginal artworks using traditional weaving techniques.