The Port Macquarie Hastings 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 upholding our values and mission.
The members of the board are elected annually at our Annual General Meeting. Our current members are detailed below.
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 include 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 more than 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, the 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 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.