Lorraine Scanlon: Chair
Lorraine has been a dedicated supporter of Victim Support for 19 years. She is current chairperson of the Buller LGC and lives in Westport (AKA paradise!) Lorraine has been chair of the national board for the past 16 months and is passionate about being part of an organisation working in the best interest of victims. Lorraine is also Chief Executive of Homebuilders West Coast Trust, a child and family support service helping families across the West Coast, through a range of services.
Jane Bryden: Deputy Chair
Jane’s expertise as a PR/Communications specialist led her to join the board in 2005. Prior to relocating to Christchurch, Jane had been the Wellington LGC chair and an active participant in the Strategic Planning Team. Jane is the convener of the Constitutional Review Group and also chaired the LGC working party group.
Michael Dowling (Treasurer)
Michael has been involved with Victim Support since 1998, as a Crisis Worker, Specialist Homicide Worker and is now the Chair of the Kapiti Mana Local Committee. Michael has extensive governance experience, is Director of a privately held company and is an Authorised Financial Advisor, qualified in personal financial planning and risk management
Kim is General Manager of Waikato Enterprise Agency. Her commitment to the economic and social growth of the Waikato region spans 20 years of involvement in tourism and community development. As well as being Deputy Chair of North Waikato Victim Support, she is a founding member and deputy Chair of Enterprise Central Network and Chair of the Board of Trustees for Huntly College. Kim completed a Kellogg Rural Leadership Program in 1999 with Lincoln University and is a recent graduate of the AUT Graduate Diploma in Economic Development.
Judith Karitiana: QSM, JP, Ngati Maru, Ngati Kahungunu
Judith’s contribution to community service spans a variety of organizations and her work was been recognised with a Queens Service Medal Award in 2008. As well as being the Whanganui LGC Chair, Judith is on a number of boards and executive committees for other social services groups including: Y.M.C.A., CAB, Literacy Aotearoa, Whanganui Volunteer Centre, Whanganui Disability Resource Centre, Whanganui Community Legal Advice and the Whanganui Peoples Centre.
Pat Davis, JP
Pat has been part of the Mid North Victim Support group for 17 years, as both a volunteer and a committee member.
He is a Justice of the Peace and is committed to helping all people within the community. He has held various positions in sporting clubs, schools boards, church and Maori Committee over the years.
Richard has played an active role with Victim Support for over 19 years as both Police Liaison Officer and as Chair of the South Taranaki Victim Support LGC. He has also been involved in a number of other community groups including the establishment of a community house in Hawera, and as member and Chair of local school Board of Trustees.
Don is Chair of the Lower Hutt Victim Support Committee. He is past President of the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club, Past Assistant Governor for Rotary District 9940 and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Don has qualifications in Law, Political Science and International Relations and 20 years in business management including an interest in information technology. He works as a Lawyer and owns and operates a Pharmacy in Lower Hutt with his wife, Lynda.