ECLC has a highly professional, multi talented and passionate team of staff. Each team member plays an important role in helping our community. The employed staff work with a dedicated team of over 100 volunteers.

Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer – Michael Smith

Manager (Inner East) & Deputy EO – Leonie Burnham

Manager (Outer East) – Denise Budge

Manager – Legal Services (Principal Lawyer) – Belinda Lo

Manager (People & Operations) – Katiana Velcek

Manager (Finance) – Michael Woollard


Claire Hall

Helen Gay

Holly Phillips-Kliska (Senior Administration Officer)

Kelsey Smith

Kyle Maestri

Lynne Pearson

Miranda Farago

Community Lawyers

Amanda Vasiliou (Senior Community Lawyer)

Anita Di Santo

Anita Koochew

Beth King

Connie Chen

Tanzeel Jabbar-Khadir

Co-ordinators / Projects

Community Development (Inner East) – Marissa Johnpillai

Community Development (Outer East) – Jacqui D’Sylva

Communications – Anna Barnes

Sort It! Deakin Legal Service for Students – Vacant

Executive Assistant / Communications – Naomi Milnes

Maternal Childhealth Project - Christina Burke

Seniors Rights – Kaz Mackay

Tenant Advice and Advocacy Program – Chrissy Andrews and Connie Chen

Yarra Ranges Co-ordinator – Belinda Gillam Derry

YRIPP (CMY) – Susan Hillman-Stolz