Freedom Solutions

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Our Mission

Our Mission

Freedom Solutions Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that customises, designs and builds assistive technology solutions for people living with disability across New South Wales and Victoria. 

A message from Scott Miller, CEO.

On behalf of the team at Freedom Solutions Australia, we are delighted to work with you to providing solutions that improve the wellbeing, lifelong learning, daily living and community participation for people living with a disability.

For over 48 years our skilled technical volunteers, occupational therapists and staff have delivered 50,000 pieces of affordable, specialised technology and equipment.

We look forward to working with you to design and build custom assistive technology, or modify existing equipment that will help improve the quality of life or achieve a specific goal of someone you know. 

View our Strategic Plan

Board of Directors

Andrew Every


B Commerce, CA

Appointed: 2014

Andrew’s Freedom Solutions career began when he was five years old, helping his grandfather with volunteer projects. Andrew’s background includes 10 years of audit, mergers and strategy before moving into media and technology roles. Andrew now works as head of Strategy, Participation, Community and Technology with the National Rugby League. 

Laura Mazin

Deputy Chair


Appointed: 2021

Laura is an experienced executive and business founder having held numerous senior positions at Telstra over 25 years, now leading her own boutique Customer Experience Consulting business. Laura brings strong commercial and customer perspectives to her work and to her governance roles. Laura is a Member and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the Customer Experience Professionals Association. 

Mary Manescu


MHSM, BSc Nursing, GAICD 

Appointed: 2021

Mary is the CEO of Omeo District Health and former Executive at the Victorian Agency for Health Information. In addition to her clinical experience in Australia and the UK, she has worked extensively with the Department of Health (VIC) in a range of roles including regulation, health service performance, capital works. She is also a quality accreditation assessor with the Australian Council on Healthcare standards.  

Marianne Hammerton


BA (Hons), MA

Appointed: 2012

Marianne has worked in diverse roles across the APS & State public sectors in customer facing,central policy and regulatory agencies.
This includes CEO, Executive and change management experience relating to the disability and aged care sectors.
She has extensive non profit sector Board Director and volunteer experience.

Matthew Kayrooz


BSc Mathematics


Mathew has over 30 years experience in Finance and Marketing at the Suncorp Group. 


Sarah Hilt


B Economics and Social Sciences (Hons)


Sarah has extensive experience in Product Development, Leadership and Personal injury claims management.

Sarah Olson


B Information and Communication, 
PGDip Accounting

Appointed: 2018

Sarah is a Director at a leading global professional services firm and is currently the Global Cloud Transformation Solution driver.  With over 25 years’ experience in management consulting, Sarah is committed to creating positive change. She has a strong focus on strategy, technology, people and culture. Sarah is motivated by personal experience with disability, Sarah joined the Freedom Solutions Australia board in 2018 to empower and uplift the lives of individuals living with disability. 

Stanley Proctor


Dip of Electronics Engineering

Appointed: 2021

Joined Freedom Solutions (then TADVIC) in 1983 as a volunteer. In 1990 joined the TADVIC staff as Development Manager at the time the organisation was establishing its country branches. Formed six country branches in that period. After several technical support roles in the Healthcare sector, Stanley completed his career as Key Account Manager with LINAK. He received Victorian Volunteer of the Year award in 2015 and remains an active Freedom Solutions volunteer. 

Our mission

Freedom Solutions Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that customises, designs and builds assistive technology solutions for people living with disability across New South Wales and Victoria. 

Customer Centred

We are committed to a positive client experience at every stage. We achieve this through quality products and services and through continuous improvement


We act honestly and ethically. Through integrity we build strong relationships with clients and volunteers, ensure quality, and promote a positive workplace culture.


We inherently push the boundaries of assistive technology, developing life-changing solutions through our commitment to innovation


We recognise our success is built on cross-functional teamwork. We believe results only come through effective collaboration.

Financial Sustainability

We are committed to financial sustainability through responsible financial management and revenue growth


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