Patrons

Dr Roger Riordan AM

Following a successful career developing and marketing the Vet antiviral computer software, in 2002 Roger and his second wife the late Patricia Riordan set up the Cybec Foundation as a Charitable Fund. The Foundation has established a number of scholarships in a variety of fields of study assisting hundreds of students to pursue their studies. The Foundation has also funded a number of major charitable and environmental projects.  In 2012, Roger was made a Fellow of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne.

Family Life is grateful to Roger for his extraordinary support of our Community Bubs program and commitment to the power of community to achieve change.

Mr Graeme Disney OAM 


Graeme is a former Mayor of Bayside and his contributions and service to our community have been recognised by many awards including the Attorney General’s Department Award for his voluntary work as a Justice of the Peace and in 2002, the Federation Medal.

In 2006, Graeme was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in recognition for his service to the community of Sandringham, contributing to a range of local government, yachting, church and local history organisations.

Ms Heather Spooner  

Heather joined the Family Life Board of Directors in 2011 and retired in November 2016. Heather has lived in Bayside for most of her life and has two adult sons.  She made a valuable contribution to her community through Family Life with a particular focus on vulnerable families and young people.

Heather, a lawyer, was appointed a Magistrate in 1987 and then continued her more recent work as a Coroner until her retirement in 2014.

Heather has been a long-time volunteer and supporter of Family Life and we are grateful for her ongoing commitment to children, young people and families.