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Board of Management

The Family Relationships Institute Inc. is governed by a Board of Management, who is committed to achieving our vision of a future in which people achieve and maintain quality and meaningful lives through quality and meaningful relationships. 


Stavros Sakellaris

Vice President

Luciana Martini

Public Officer

Donna Cossio (non-voting member)

Board Members

Russell Williams

Tina Douvos-Stathopoulos

Joan Pianta

Vanessa Field

Roslyn Monagle

Honorary Members

Don Burnard

Dr Ron Fitzgerald


Role of the Board

The role of the Board is to provide leadership for and supervision over the Institute's affairs.

Responsibility of the Board

The Board is collectively responsible for promoting the success of the Institute by:

  • Developing and approving the vision, purpose and values of the Institute. 
  • Supporting the executive team in the implementation of the organisations busines and strategic plan. 
  • Approving and monitoring the progress of major capital expenditure, capital management and acquisitions.
  • Reviewing and ratifying systems of risk management and internal compliance and control, codes of conduct and legal compliance.
  • Approval of Annual Budget.
  • Monitoring the financial performance of the Institute and ensuring there are adequate funds and resources for the organisation.
  • Overall organisational governance of the Institute, including conducting regular reviews of the balance of responsibilities within the organisation to ensure division of functions remains appropriate to the needs of the Institute.

Funding Partners

Government Department of Social Services (DSS)

City of Moreland Maternal & Child Health Unit

City of Greater Dandenong

Springvale Service for Children

North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN) (Government Department of Health)

Annual Service Report 2018/2019

Annual Service Report 2017/2018

Annual Service Report 2016/2017

Annual Service Report 2015/2016

Strategic Plan Cross-Cultural Service Stream 2016-2017