PMH Domestic & Family Violence Specialist Service 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 focusing on our values and mission.
The members of the board are elected annually at our AGM. Our current members are detailed below.
Kelly Lamb - CEO
Kelly Lamb is an experienced and dedicated leader who is committed to ensuring the DFVSS 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 DFVSS for two 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 currently a member of numerous local Boards and Committees.
Marg Morgan - Chair
Margaret and her late husband have always been involved in their community. Margaret served on the local Port Macquarie High School P&C where she held the position of Fundraising Coordinator. In this capacity she organised, coordinated and ran the Port Macquarie Antique Fair for ten years. Margaret has also been heavily involved with local sporting clubs where she has coached, managed and been an active participant on committees both at club and representative levels.
Margaret’s strengths are her capacity to network within the community and her organisational skills. She is passionate about the service and proud of the outcomes the service is able to achieve for victims of domestic and family violence.
Margaret along with her husband have raised four children and proudly, five beautiful grandchildren.
Marg commenced in the role of Chair in October 2015.
Lindy Peck - Treasurer
Lindy has been manager of the Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre for approximately 17 years. Her expertise and formal qualifications in community based not-for-profits offering services and programs to the most disadvantaged in our community is extensive, including all aspects of financial management, human resource management and strategic planning.
She is a long time resident of Port Macquarie and is committed to providing assistance and advocacy to those who can not speak for themselves. Her interests include family and friends, beach, softball and chocolate.
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 on a person’s overall health and wellbeing. Sharon is committed to strong governance both clinical and corporate to attain and maintain effective outcomes.
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.
Angela Martin - Committee
Angela is a strong Aboriginal woman, mother of four children and grandmother to four. Angela is a member of the local Aboriginal Lands Council Birpai and a member of their Aboriginal women and children's group, Djiyagan Dhanbaan - strong sisters. As a former client of Galbaan House Angela brings empathy and understanding of the issues clients face, and a broad understanding of domestic violence and the cycle of abuse.
Angela is very involved in her community having raised funds for the Cancer Council since 2011, the Lukemia Foundation and Port Macquarie Base Hospital. She has worked as an Aboriginal Teacher's Aid and in administrative positions with TAFE, Court House, Disability services and Werrin Aboriginal Medical Clinic.
Angela enjoys reading, sewing classes, time with her family and music.