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.
Michelle Vassallo - Chair
Sharon Sykes - Vice Chair
Dr Sharon Sykes is a General Practitioner with a special interest in Women’s Health. She has lived in Port Macquarie since 2007 having previously served 19 years in the Royal Australian Air Force.
Sharon is also a board member of the Hasting Macleay General Practice Network and a Medical Educator with North Coast General Practice Training.
Sharon believes in the concept of Preventative Health and feels that social issues can significantly impact a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Sharon is committed to strong governance, both clinical and corporate, to attain and maintain effective outcomes.
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, and 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.
Jo Manchingo - Board
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.