The Family Violence Prevention Foundation of Australia

The Board

  • Tonia Sakkas – (Director)

    B.Ec., (Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Electronic Commerce) and  (LLB) Bachelor of Laws Tonia is a partner with Davies Lawyers and has extensive legal experience in industrial relations and employment law focusing on industrial...

  • Mr David Hobson

    Dip Bus (Accounting), is a retired accountant with experience gained in the profession, industry and consulting over almost 50 years. Currently is the Treasurer for the Rotary Club of Balwyn and was recently appointed...

  • Ms Anthea Rutter (Co-Chair)

    BA (Hons.) M.A. (Sociology), Grad. Dip. Program Evaluation is a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Program Evaluation at The University of Melbourne. She is evaluating a number of family violence projects, in...

  • Ms Janine Mahoney

    BA, Specialising in organisational and community transformation, Janine works to bridge the gap between innovation, people and purpose to create a lasting difference. She has three decades of experience in designing and delivering innovative...

  • Dr David Smyth

    Dr David Smyth

    BE (Elec), BA, PhD, FIE Aust., FIET, Chairman and member of Research Committee. He is a former Director of the Rotary Club of Brighton and Chairman of its Family Violence Prevention Committee. David was...

  • Ms Kerry Kornhauser, OAM (Co-Chair)

    Kerry started her career in the advertising industry with the Clemenger's & George Patterson agencies. She continued in the private health sector, creating the biggest private hospital chain. She now holds a management position...

  • Mr Tom Crampton

    Mr Tom Crampton

    BA, MBA, is the Managing Director of Trusted Impact Pty Ltd, a specialised consulting firm focused on information security. He has more than 25 years of management consulting, technology and business leadership experience working...

Violence Free Families works for the elimination of all forms of family violence. We believe that Research, Innovation and Education can help improve the lives of vulnerable children and women, and help curb the incidence of family violence.