Meet our Mentors and Support Workers

Drew Nolan

Alison Vitiello

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Alison has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science and has been working in clinical healthcare for 16 years.  She gets great enjoyment from helping people work towards their goals to create and live the life they desire.  Away from work she lives an active life and enjoys exercising, yoga, hiking and other outdoor adventures.

Tom Forster-Williams

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 Tom  has always known he wanted to be a nurse.  From growing up watching how his mother, who as a nurse, was able to make her patients feel comfortable and hopeful during times of hardship, Tom has wanted to do the same.  Currently studying his Diploma of Nursing, Tom is helping to make a difference in peoples lives by being a mentor, helping people access the community.  He is passionate about good health, well-being and exercise.  Tom loves anything to do with sport and the great outdoors.  He surfs, has worked as a ski instructor in Japan, is a member of a life saving club, and is an avid AFL fan which all put him in good stead to be able to communicate well with people of all ages. 

Kayla Strode

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Kayla Strode is one of our youngest mentors at 19 years of age.  She is currently studying her Diploma of Nursing and hopes to further her studies in a Graduate Nurse Program and travel the world. Kayla loves being involved in the community and has had experience coaching a netball team and was a member of a local Life Saving Club. Kayla now is active in playing netball and basketball. Kayla’s passion is to help people achieve their goals and with her energy and enthusiasm, she is assisting young people with varying disabilities achieve their daily tasks as well as providing emotional support. 

Beth Wilson

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Beth is currently completing her Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery at Monash University. She hopes to specialise in Midwifery and look after the newborns in the nursery. Beth loves being around people and helping out in the community. She has a passion for sports and loves being active with her main interests including animals, St.Kilda Football Club, movies and the outdoors. 

Noelle Batica

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My name is Noelle Batica. I am currently a student in university studying primary and secondary inclusive education as I am aspiring to become a special education teacher. I enjoy the company of kids and have a passion for helping others around me and within the community. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my pets, as I have a love for all kinds of animals. 

Kaitlyn Farrington

Kirby Hoare

Madeleine Kratz

 I am currently on my gap year after completing my year 12 VCE studies last year. Next year I plan to study Naturopathy at Endeavour College of Natural Health to peruse my passion of helping people and to learn about the benefits of herbs and their medicinal properties. I have experience working as an aide at St Joseph's Primary School in Korumburra, and volunteering at Bass Coast Special School during my high school studies. I currently live in Black Rock and my favourite thing to do at the moment is to walk up to Half Moon Bay and take in the beautiful scenery. I also enjoy doing yoga in my spare time, I find it can cure anything.  

Larissa Hufnagel

Teresa Puszka

Issac Sharp

Josh Lehne

Mithun Dutta

Ilias Albanis

Bernie Hammond

Sarah Cleary