Get to know our wonderful team

Our Team of employed staff members and our volunteer Board of Management work tirelessly to bring you the programs and opportunities available at Sunbury Neighbourhood House.

Without these great people we would not be able to achieve the level of connectedness that we have been providing for the past 25 years.

SNH STAFF

HOPE JENKINS
MANAGER

 

Hope has lived in Sunbury for over 25 years and is well connected with the Community through business, sport and the connections made when raising three kids in Sunbury. Hope is passionate about Community Development, Social Justice and Connecting Community.  Hope has worked as the Manager of SNH since April 2018. 

Cathy Grose
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WORKER

Cathy is a Sunbury local enjoying the Neighbourhood House sector, the challenges and rewards that it brings, and being able to make a difference in her community. With a background in disability, mental health support and small business, Cathy is also passionate about visual art and encouraging creativity in others.

EBONY FINNIN
PROGRAM COORDINATOR

 

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT

Robert Hill
CHAIR PERSON

Robert has called Sunbury home for 24 years.  A retired Education Department Manager and seasonal Chaser-bin driver, he has been on the SNH Board for over 5 years.  He was previously an active member of Sunbury College’s School Council for 6 years.  Robert believes in and is committed to the ongoing growth and development of SNH.  He is focused on ensuring that it continues to be a valued, trusted and respected place for Sunbury people to gather, participate in life-long learning and make community connections;  and that they’re always able to do so, in a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment.

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DEPUTY CHAIR PERSON
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TREASURER
                             
JENNIFER ORFORD
SECRETARY

I have a very long association with the Sunbury Community and the Sunbury Neighbourhood House (SNH) having lived in and been associated with Sunbury for over forty years and having raised my family there. I Have been a Member and Secretary of  the SNH Board for almost seven years. My background is in the education field with over thirty years working as a secondary teacher in the public and private school sectors in Victoria, and also working for seven years as an educational consultant in Dubai, UAE.

 

ANDY PAUL
MEMBER

Andy has lived in Sunbury for over 25 years and has been a member of the Board of Management for more than three years. Andy is also a facilitator at SNH teaching guitar lessons to both adults and children. Andy has an aeronautical background and employs his technical skills and knowledge for the many and varied tasks that are required to help make the Neighbourhood House a modern and up to date facility.

SHANON GOULD
MEMBER

Shanon is a local who originally joined the board of the Sunbury Neighbourhood House to get to know more about and to be involved in her community. Shanon is passionate about equality for all, wildlife and birdlife in our community, gardening, sustainability, and recycling / upcycling. 

TRACEY WHEELER
MEMBER

Tracey is a local who has lived with her husband in Sunbury since 1985. They have raised their three children in Sunbury. Both Tracey and her husband Ken like to be involved in the community so they may make a difference. Tracey has worked predominantly in the health sector and has worked for the past 16 years at a Medical College based in the Melbourne CBD. 

MEREDITH HEILY
MEMBER

Meredith has lived in Sunbury for many years and her family has grown up here.  She has a decades-long background in critical care nursing and health care education. She has been a Board member for two years and is enjoying the opportunity to participate with her local community.