Meet the Team
There are no paid positions at Friends With Dignity. Our Board of Directors, Program Coordinators and Fundraising Teams are all dedicated volunteers who believe in a world where everyone has access to a safe and loving home free from violence and abuse.
Founder & CEO
Manuela is a passionate career woman, wife and mother choosing to make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by the ravaging effects of domestic violence.
Since Founding Assist A Sista, Manuela has been recognised and received numerous Awards; Westpac Start up Leader Award, Women in Business – Community leaders and several from the local services that she has assisted recognising her commitment to the community and volunteer contribution.
Manuela is supported by an equally passionate Board of Members and Volunteers who aim to provide practical services and support to those displaced due to domestic violence regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality.