ECLC has a highly professional, multitalented and passionate team of full-time and part-time staff, and a dedicated team of over 100 volunteers.

Each team member plays an important role in helping our community.

Management Team

Chief Executive Officer: Michael Smith

Director Legal Services (Prinicpal Lawyer): Belinda Lo

Director People & Shared Services: Katiana Velcek

Interim Director Partnerships and Community Development: Donna Askew

Manager, Client Services: Sonia Jolley

Manager, Finance: Michael Woollard

Managing Lawyer (Inner East): Deborah Miller

Managing Lawyer (Outer East): Amanda McAnuff

Manager, Major Projects: Marika Manioudakis

Manager, Partnerships and Community Development (Inner East): Jacinta Maloney

Manager, Partnerships and Community Development (Outer East): Kate Gibson

Manager, Quality and Evaluation: Donna Askew

Intake & Administration

Senior Intake/Administration Officer (Outer East & Yarra Ranges): Holly

Senior Intake/Administration Officer (Inner East): Louise





Kelsey (SAGE Family Violence Team)


Community Lawyers and Advocates

Senior Community Lawyer: Anita Koochew

Belinda Li

Connie Chen


Gergis Ayoub (Deakin Student Legal Service & generalist )

Kate Gustke

Kathleen O’Callaghan

Kirsten Matthews (Graduate Community Lawyer Outer East)

Rashini Fernando

Rina McInnes

Sara Molenaar

Shasheema Ruwanpathirana (Deakin Student Legal Service Migration Agent – MARN 1574896)

Co-ordinators & Projects

Communication: Kathy Pullman

Community Development (Inner East): Iresha Buthgamuwa

Deakin Student Legal Service: Connie Chen

Elder Abuse Prevention: Teresa Donegan

Enhanced Entry Program: Sharon Villanueva

Executive Assistant & Communications: Naomi Hynes

Financial Counsellor (FMC Mediation): Diane Debell

Free from Violence (Elder Abuse): Jill Exon

MABELS: Anita Koochew

SAGE Family Violence Team: Ruth

Shared Services and Volunteers: Kelsey

Shared Services and Volunteers: Stephanie

Yarra Ranges: Anita Koochew

YRIPP (CMY): Susan Hillman-Stolz

Page updated June 12, 2019
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