Janet Johns


I’ve been working at the House since July 2017. Prior to joining, I worked in publishing and the arts for many years.

I’ve worked in marketing at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne Festival and ran my own marketing business for a number of years. Back when newspapers were still popular I worked for inner suburban newspapers before my move into the arts.

I moved to Mount Eliza in 2015 and was looking for a way to get to know my new neighbourhood, when the position at the House came along. It has been an absolute delight getting to know the members of the community as well as our wonderful staff and volunteers.

I’m excited about introducing new programs and activities to the House in the next few months.

 Kelly with our youngest Playgroup member

Kelly with our youngest Playgroup member

Kelly Kealey

Activities facilitator, Playgroup Coordinator and events manager

Hello Mount Eliza,

I am Kelly and I have been working at our wonderful Neighbourhood House since January 2017.

My working background has always been with people.  I began in childcare, transitioned into the disability sector and finally decided to join the nursing profession.

I now run social programs on Monday and Thursdays that are for anyone who enjoys a laugh, board games, the arts and movies.  We like to go out for the odd lunch or excursion too.

Wednesday mornings are where I like to add a bit of magic, pop on my fairy dress and run a playgroup for the little people of the area.  Lots of playing, singing and stories and of course fun!

I look forward to seeing you, so pop in and say Hi.

Kelly K

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Sandie Keeble

Receptionist and volunteer


My name is Sandie Keeble and I have been working at Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House since late June 2017. 

I was a carer for my late husband for 18 years, and worked in retail part time.  I had also volunteered at Somerville Community House in the office.  I love what Neighbourhood and Community houses offer to their communities and this is the area that I hope to continue working in, in the future.

I love meeting the members of our house, and listening to the stories they tell.  Everyone has been very kind and welcoming to me.

I have a passion for patchwork quilting, which I have been doing for the last 4 years or so.  I love to sit with our sewing and craft ladies after my shift has finished, and enjoy their number.

I look forward to helping to develop more programs and engage with the local community while I am here.




Roh Stevenson

I have been at the centre for the past years starting a traineeship in Community services within in that time I have had 2 children Mason and Willow. I have recently returned from a year of maternity leave. 
I am excited to continue to work with the Community and to help bring new and exciting programs to the house.  Look forwarded to meeting you at the reception.



Elain Bakker

Part Time Manager