Friends with Dignity

About Us

Our Mission
Statement

A collaborative national Not For Profit focused on improving the quality of life of any Adult and Child impacted by Domestic Violence through the provision of financial and tangible resources, programs and scholarships and enhancing the personal safety of individuals.

Our
Vision

To ease the impact of Domestic Violence on Individuals and the Community regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality.

Our Values

Respect
Consideration for others, appreciation for their diversity, ability and unique qualities
Compassion
Recognizing and validating the suffering of others and committed to making a difference
Integrity
Being responsive and honourable and transparent
Empathy
Acknowledging and understanding of others and being supportive
Commitment
Dedicated and passionate to making a difference. Encouraging goodwill and action to help others
Empowerment
Collectively working towards equality and growth for individuals and families
Dignity
Acknowledging each other’s worth and uniqueness without judgement. Providing significance
Collaborate
Joining forces/ sharing resources/working together to achieve a common goal of making Australia a safer place for all

Meet the team

The Executive Team

Manuela Whitford

CEO / Founder

Darrell Whitford

COO

Jay Botha

COO

Non-Executive Team

Jeri Childers

Non-Executive Director

Andrew Bacon

Non-Executive Director

Nicole Madigan

Non-Executive Director

Leadership Team

Vicki Kersey

National Programs Manager

Renee Henville

National HR Manager

Jaqui Brosnan

National Scholarships
Manager

Melissa van der Burgt

National FriendSafe
Program Manager

Decinda MacDonald

National Events Manager

Rosemary Macchiavelli

National Community Engagements Manager

Join Us

We invite all Australians to join us in supporting survivors of domestic violence as we work
towards building a nation free from domestic violence.