LIBERTY - Key Persons
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.
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 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.
- Chairman of the Board of Management
- Real Estate Agent
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.
- Specialist Domestic Violence Manager
Jenna has worked with the Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service for over 13 years. She has a Diploma of Community Services and a wealth of knowledge in the welfare sector, and recently completed the Women In Leadership Australia Executive Ready Program.
Kelly Lamb is an experienced and dedicated leader who is committed to ensuring Liberty continues to provide effective, easily-accessible services to people in our local community affected by domestic and family violence.
Prior to taking on the role of CEO, Kelly was a Board Member of the organisation for four years. Kelly brings seven years' experience in community services and has more than 20 years experience leading organisations in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors.
A passionate supporter of local women, Kelly was a past President of the Hastings Business Women's Network. Her drive to make a difference in the community led to recent work in the disability services sector.
Kelly developed her team leadership and organisational management skills in her former role as Westpac Bank Branch Manager. She is a Board Member of DVNSW, the peak body for domestic and family violence in NSW. She is also a member of numerous local Boards and Committees.
- Communications Manager
- Communications Specialist
Michelle is a communications specialist with two decades of experience consulting to a range of not-for-profit organisations and businesses on the Mid North Coast and in Sydney.
She draws on her expertise in public relations, stakeholder engagement and marketing to build a community of support for Liberty and to raise awareness of domestic violence through media and social media, community events and relationship building.
Michelle attained a Bachelor of Public Relations and Organisational Communications from Charles Sturt University in 2001 and recently taught Public Relations, Communications, Advertising and Events subjects at CSU in Port Macquarie.
She is an active member of the local community, having held board and committee positions with the Hastings Business Women's Network, Coastal Warriors, and the International Women's Day - Hastings Heroines event.
- Treasurer of the Board of Management
- Chartered Accountant With a Bachelor of Business
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.
- Chartered Accountant
- Finance Manager
Tracy is a Chartered Accountant with an extensive background in the small business sector. She holds a Bachelor of Business and a Masters of Business Administration.
- Advocacy & Prevention Manager
- Member of the Men 's Behaviour Change Network
Ulla has been a leader in the domestic and family violence sector for over 20 years, both in Australia and in Europe. She was instrumental in developing an integrated domestic and family violence approach and framework in Finland and is now leading the implementation of a whole of family response to domestic and family violence on the Mid North Coast.
Ulla is a member of the Men's Behaviour Change Network and is completing a Graduate Certificate in Men's Behaviour Change. She has been championing for Men's Behaviour Change programs for much of her career, believing that working with men is a critical part of eliminating domestic and family violence. She shared MBC knowledge in Spain and Portugal and is at the helm of the redevelopment of Liberty's own Men's Behaviour Change approach.
Ulla's considered, curious approach and high level of self-mastery makes her an expert group facilitator and she leads a team of staff to instill the same passion, vision and expertise.
Wayne Anderson is proud to be Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services' first male Board Member.
Wayne is a Worimi/Biripi Aboriginal man and was a long-term Board member of Birpai Local Aboriginal lands Council.
He enjoyed a successful career in NSW education, including leadership roles in NSW Aboriginal Education for the North Coast and Hunter/New England areas. Wayne started teaching in 1981 and retired in 2016.
Wayne is family-centred and prides himself on being a caring, reliable person and friend. He is happy to give his time and energy to support and help family, friends and community. He is married with three children, four grandchildren and four sisters.