Manning Support Services Inc.

Our Board

Our Board of Directors are:

Michael Burgess
  • Over 11 years on the Board, President since October 2017, 4 years as Vice President
  • Diploma of Medical Technology, and numerous qualifications in the fields of Medicine, Science and Management
  • Extensive experience in and currently working in the NSW Health system
Vice President
Paul Lewers
  • Over 9 years on the Board – 3 years as Vice President
  • Diploma of Law
  • Brings a wealth of legal experience and expertise to the Board having been a lawyer for over 30 years
Ian Dyball
  • Over 4 years on the Board, 2 years as Treasurer
  • Owner and Director of Orana Crescent Preschool Taree for 5 years and professional engineer for 35 years
  • A Rotarian since 1976, member of the Rotary Club of Taree, past Governor of Rotary International
Board Member
Mave Richardson AM PSM JP
  • President of the Board from 2005 – 2017
  • Diploma of Social Studies, and numerous qualifications in Management, Counselling and Community Development
  • Actively involved with many community organisations
  • Over 35 years’ experience in local government and over 30 years’ experience in community management
Board Member
Emma Pike
  • Board Member since October 2017
  • Over 10 years experience serving the Manning community within the aged care industry, holding positions as Independent Living Consultant and Return to work Coordinator
  • Established Pike Financial services in 1999, assisting a wide portfolio of businesses and professionals with their payroll and financial operations
  • Treasurer to various community sporting groups within the Manning
Board Member
Jillian Dunn
  • Over 6 years on the Board
  • Extensive background in working with people with disabilities, particularly dementia clients
  • Active in the local community groups, pastoral care and local schools
Board Member
Ken Loftus
  • Over 5 years on the Board
  • Trade Certificate, Certificate IV Training and Assessment and numerous qualifications in supervision and management
  • Served in both the Commonwealth and the Australian Federal Police forces
Board Member
Judy Richardson
  • Over 3 years experience on the Board
  • Paediatric Physiotherapist
  • Professional skills in assessing needs and suitability of services for people with a disability
  • Director, Rotary Club of Myall Coast Inc.
Board Member
Michelle Wilkes
  • Board Member since October 2017
  • Michelle is a proud Barkindji woman from the far west – corner country in NSW.
  • Over 2 decades of experience working in health
  • Very passionate about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing and Closing the Gap.
  • Certificate IV in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander – Primary Health (Community Health)
  • Diploma of Health Science (Mental Health) With Distinction
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Community & Public Health)
  • Certificate III in Fitness Training
Board Member
Denise Greenaway
  • Board Member since October 2017
  • Retired Administrator/Employment Consultant and Small Business Operator
  • Long time volunteer for various community groups
  • Member of the Manning Winter Festival Committee
Board Member
Will Paulson

Board member since October 2017

Served three years with the Australian Defense Force in the 41st battalion from 1982-1985.

Worked with local government from 1974 to 1987 and has been a part of three local government amalgamations

Currently works for the NSW Police Force as Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer – attached to Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command

Involved with Midnorth Coast Regional Aboriginal Men’s Group

Enjoys playing croquet and snooker

Manning Support Services Inc.