7 July 2021 

Manningham Mayor, Cr Andrew Conlon has expressed his sadness and extended his sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of former Doncare CEO Doreen Stoves (AM PSM JP) who passed away on Monday 5 July.  

“Doreen will be remembered for her role as a passionate and committed CEO of Doncare for 19 years leading up to her retirement in April 2020,” he said.  

“Through this role, Doreen led the establishment of strategic partnerships with government and community agencies in our community.   

“She has also been a leader and primary advocate in the areas of family, children and social support services in Manningham.”  

Amongst her many other community commitments Doreen was also the Board Chair at Safe Futures Foundation, a family violence service, where she continued to advocate for a safe future where people are free from family violence.   

Cr Conlon said she would be remembered for her formidable leadership in strengthening our service systems and her important contribution to the Manningham community.

“On behalf of Manningham Council, I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to all who knew Doreen at this extremely difficult time.” 

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