Our team


Leah phillips

Leah has been with the Meredith Community Centre since September 2018.  Leah has Management experience along with a strong community focus.  Having lived in the Golden Plains Shire for many years, Leah has a desire to assist the community in any way in which she can.  Leah’s background is extensive and her knowledge stretches from small business to computer literacy, public speaking, management and administration. Leah has tutored at the Centre for the past 12 months with the Be Connected Program and Digital Springboard through train the trainer programs. She continues to broaden her knowledge to pass on to the Community and welcomes the challenge of new learning to share.

Childcare COordinator

Jo Vermeend

Jo has extensive experience working in the childcare sector.She holds a number of Childcare qualifications including her Advanced Diploma in Childcare. Jo has a wonderful ability to cater for the needs of the children at a variety of ages in her program She has the ability to cater to the needs of different children and families to get the best possible outcomes for them.  Her experience working in the HIPPY program at Glastonbury Child and family services has helped her understand not only the needs of the children attending our service but an empathy and understanding of the families as well. Her dedication is obvious when you see her interacting with the children.

cate Jeffery

Childcare educator

Cate Jeffery is our regularly rostered childcare assistant. Cate holds a Diploma of Childrens Services. We also have a number of other on call staff supporting the Childcare staff

rachel ellis

community engagement officer

Rachel joins the Meredith Community Centre for a 6 month contract from Working from Victoria.  She brings with her a strong focus on Community Engagement from a vast background of work experience.    



We have wonderful tutors with skills and knowledge in their special subjects ready to share with you in our classes.  They teach everything from technology subjects through to arts and crafts. They are passionate about passing on their knowledge to you.