Manning Support Services Inc.

Our Board

Our Board of Directors are:

President
Michael Burgess
  • Board Member since 2007, President since October 2017, Vice President 2008-2014
  • Diploma of Medical Technology, numerous qualifications in the fields of Medical Science and management, and a NATA Laboratory Assessor
  • Extensive experience in the NSW Health system
  • Decades of experience in various organisations: Apex, Toastmasters, Parish Pastoral, Professional body, MSS President 1988-1991
Vice President
Christine Gibbons
  • Board Member since 2018
  • Retiree with a degree in social science and previous experience as an office manager and in the Mental Health team for Hunter New England Health
  • Volunteered with various NGOs including Emergency Relief, Quota, Tinonee School
Secretary
Denise Greenaway
  • Board Member since 2017, Vice President since 2018
  • Retired Administrator / Employment Consultant and Small Business Operator
  • Long-time volunteer for various community groups
Treasurer
Ian Dyball
  • Board Member since 2013
  • Owner and Director of Orana Crescent Preschool Taree for five 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
Emma Pike
  • Board Member since 2017
  • Over 10 years of 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 area
Board Member
Ken Loftus
  • Board Member since 2013
  • 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
  • Board Member since 2015
  • 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
Zac Sayed
  • Board Member since 2019
  • Bachelor of Laws and International Studies and practising Solicitor in the Manning Region
  • Committee Member for PCYC Taree
  • Previous Board experience with Amnesty International NSW Legal Action Group and Editor for United Nations Association Australia fortnightly publication
Board Member
Jim McKenna
  • Board Member since 2019
  • Worked as a Primary Teacher and Assistant Principal
  • Experience as a solicitor and a single practitioner
  • Previous positions as Board Member and President for Taree Apex, Club Secretary for Taree Rotary
  • Currently Primary Schools’ Debating Adjudicator
Board Member
Isabel Bungie
  • Board Member since 2019
  • Local Biripi Elder
  • Previous experience serving at Taree Public School on SRG Committee
  • Currently sitting on Manning Base Hospital Advisory Committee
  • 20 years with Department of Education in TAFE, Aboriginal Liaison positions at various schools throughout the local area
Board Member
Phil Costa
  • Board Member since 2019
  • Former teacher and Principal in outer Sydney areas
  • Former Councillor, Deputy Mayor, Mayor for Wollondilly Shire Council
  • Former Member for Wollondilly, Legislative Assembly, State Parliament Standing Committee on Parliamentary Privilege and Ethics, Chair of Standing Committee on Broadband in Rural and Regional Communities
  • NSW Government Minister, Minister for Water, Minister for Corrective Services, Minister for Rural Affairs, Minister for Regional Development
  • Member of Minimbah Rural Fire Brigade

Manning Support Services Inc.