Team

Louise Smith       lsmithfeb2015

CEO

Louise brings with her extensive experience gained in management roles across various sectors, including working for Mission Australia and the Victorian Public Service. She has also worked as a secondary school teacher in Melbourne and London, taught and developed programs in the TAFE sector and thrives on driving change that benefits the vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities.  All together Louise brings almost 20 years experience in developing, managing and delivering a range of evidence based intervention programs and services for young people and vulnerable members of our community.  Louise holds a Science degree and post graduate qualifications in Education and Organisation Dynamics.

 

 

Wendy Dalkiran                                                                                                                                                           wendy-profile-pic-2-002                                                                                                                    

Workplace Learning Coordinator

Wendy brings with her extensive experience and knowledge in recruitment, career development, business development and sales having worked in both the Not for Profit and Private sectors.  For the past decade Wendy has worked within the employment and education space coordinating work placement opportunities, careting industry links and faciliating employment opportunities for both job seekers and newly arrived migrants.

 

 

Andrew Smith   

School-Community Engagement Officer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       asmith

Andrew brings 35 years experience in a wide variety of roles in metropolitan and rural secondary schools as well as senior roles in the South Western Victorian Department of Education and Training Regional Office working as the Regional Career Development Officer and in Youth Pathways and Transitions.  Andrew has also gained experience in the community sector, working for the Inner Northern LLEN and in a consultancy role with Central Victoria Group Training.  His knowledge and networks together with understanding and compassion for at risk young people supports the work of the LLEN in numerous ways.  Andrew also has an undergraduate degree from Melbourne University, a Diploma in Education from Monash University as well as a Graduate Certificate in Career Education from RMIT University.

 

Claire Mance

Digital Content Officer (& Administration)  cmance2015

Claire brings her considerable knowledge and experience in all things digital to support the LLEN in our online communications and social media platforms, you can also see Claire helping out and greeting attendees at our many events.  Claire is completing her Bachelors degree majoring in Communications.

 

Mary Buttigieg

Finance Officer

Mary works part time and has worked for the Royal Children’s Hospital, Mary also works for the MMVLLEN as their Business Manager when not at the City LLEN and has a degree in Accounting.