Our People

Without the endless efforts of the people below, ESNLC would not be possible. Whether part of the committee, staff, volunteers, supporters or partners we appreciate all the time and energy and kindly direct your correspondence to these people.

Committee of Management

ESNLC activity is supported by group of representatives from the local community, who provide governance through overseeing the organisation’s performance. The Committee of Management (COM) meets ten times a year.  Their key role is to develop and monitor strategic planning, associated policies and financial matters. If you live or work in the City of Port Phillip and would like to share your skills and experience for the benefit the organisation, we would love to hear from you.  The first step is to apply for ESNLC membership, which is available at $1 per 3 year membership.

Greg Day

Juhee Tulshyan

Simon Hall

Penny Digaletos

Lynne Wittner

Karen Elsbury

Ruth Avery


All of our staff work part time or casually and pride themselves on delivering the best support for all participants and the community. Our staff aim to deliver quality and inclusive learning programs using the Community Development model.


Office Bookkeeper
Sheryl Mackintosh

Operations Manager
Melanie Norton

Communications Coordinator
Georgie McRae


Our wide selection of classes and courses are taught by these wonderful people, who work tirelessly to bring high quality learning to the centre.

EAL Teacher
Vivien Atkins

Digital Literacy Teacher
Vandana Dhaka

Yoga Teacher
Penny Digaletos

Yoga Teacher
Monica Fleck

Art Therapy
Damian Curtain

Computer Teacher
Victoriya Repka

EAL Teacher
Jesicka Iliomanis


ESNLC could not operate without the dedicated contribution of our many wonderful volunteers. There are some amazing volunteers that have been with us for a long time and many others have moved on in search of their dreams.

Education Support


Jaime Ling

Kitchen Library Manager


ESNLC Inc is proud to acknowledge the support of the following sponsors and funders, whose contribution to our organisation supports us in the delivery of our service to the delivery of our service to the Port Phillip community, we take this opportunity to thank them for their generous support.

Federal Government Australia

More info here

State Government Victoria

Funding through the Department of Education and Training (DET) and Department of Human Service (DHS)

Learn Local

City of Port Phillip

Community Strengthening Grants Program, Service Agreements and Facilities Use

Elwood Community Bendigo Bank

Bayside City Council

Supporting the ‘Have to Go’ Art Therapy program

Palais Theatre


ESNLC Inc is proud of our strong connection to community and the mutual support of our wonderful partners.

Ngwala Willumbong Ltd.

South Port Day Links Inc.

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

Elwood Toy Library Inc.

Poets Garden

SouthPort Community Centre

Wear for Success

Port Phillip Community Group