COVID-19 Update 17 September: We are still closed for goods donations drop off due to the lockdown

Our People

St Kilda Mums is powered by more than 2500 volunteers and we value all contributions, big and small.

The Board

Meeting every four weeks, the volunteer Board sets the Strategic Direction and oversees governance, financial management and accountability, and significant operational decisions.

Deidre Mackechnie


Karen Massier


Kate Betts

Vice Chair

David Meade


Clementine Thompson


Morelle Bull



Meeting every six weeks, the volunteer Finance Risk and Audit sub committee supports the Finance Manager and the Treasurer.

Clementine Thompson


Katherine Hinton

Finance Manager

Tamara Price


Morelle Bull


Karla Harman


Francie Doolan


Kathryn Brown


Head Office

This is the team that supports all three branches including Geelong Mums and Eureka Mums

Ruth Holdaway MBE

Chief Executive Officer

Katherine Hinton

Head of Corporate Services & People

Rochelle Cannington

Head of Fundraising and Communications

Gill Whelan

Partnerships Manager

Diana Khanom

Philanthropy Manager

Paula Nuñez

IT Manager

Chaitanya Nandula

IT Database Coordinator

Pradeepa Panneerselvam

IT Support Assistant

Service Team

Helen Young

Social Service Manager

Danielle Ryan-Gledhill

Regional Coordinator

Helen Montgomery

Social Service Coordinator

Alexandra Vlant

Social Service Coordinator

Operations Team

Emma Hamilton

Interim Operations and Social Services Manager

Greg Saggus

Operations Coordinator

Lisa Trevarthen

Operations Coordinator

Yvonne Clarnette

Operations Coordinator (on maternity leave)

Dina Stefanis

Volunteer Coordinator

Lucy Nailon

Donations Coordinator

Angela Prato

Donation Coordinator

Helen Gearon

Teamwork Assistant

Melanie Purcell

Teamwork Assistant

Karen Treloar

Teamwork Assistant

Adriana Bainbridge

Teamwork Assistant

Lisa Dawson

Teamwork Assistant

Fiona Caffery

Teamwork Assistant

Lori Chait

Teamwork Assistant

Lisa Rutter

Van Driver