Staff

Kellie Griffiths – Centre Manager

Kellie staff
Kellie joined St David’s Neighbourhood Centre in July 2015 and brings with her many years of experience of working in community care. Her passion is ensuring those who live in the community receive the best support and service possible. There are many people and families in need of a listening ear to assist them to remain living in their own home for as long as possible.
Kellie is a keen swimmer and enjoys being active, sharing time with her friends and the company of her two cocker spaniels, Storm and Jett and cat Coco.

Belinda Powley – Harmony Club Coordinator

Belinda joined St David’s Neighbourhood Centre in late 2016.  Belinda come to us with a wide range of skills and experience in the aged care sector.  Belinda has a passion in restoring old furniture.

Jillian Druery – Stay n Play Playgroup Coordinator

Jillian Druery - Interactive Parenting Coordinator

Jillian began her association with St David’s Neighbourhood Centre in 1993 as a young mum, taking her children to ‘Kids Kingdom’ playgroup.

After gaining her Diploma in Children’s Services, Jillian began working at St David’s Neighbourhood Centre in ‘Limited Hours’ child care. She has also worked as a Group leader in Child care centres around the Brisbane area and has been involved in the industry for more than 10 years.

Jillian finds working at Stay n Play very rewarding, fun and a supportive place to be, watching families and children grow in confidence and abilities in a nurturing environment. Jillian follows the philosophy that: It takes a village to raise a child.

Dawn Claes – Receptionist

Jillian Druery - Interactive Parenting Coordinator
Dawn has been working at St. David’s Neighbourhood Centre for seven years and has lived most of her life in the Coopers Plains area. Dawn is a qualified office assistant/receptionist and in her spare time she enjoys gardening and scrapbooking memories.

Katrina Marschke – Kitchen Supervisor

About-Staff-KatrinaKatrina has been involved with Parents and her local school community for several years and has great ties to the local community.  She has been involved in the Neighbourhood Centre for over 15 years with her 3 children attending Interactive Parenting. With a passion for cooking and helping others Katrina enjoys her work at the centre.

If she’s not baking biscuits, cakes or slices Katrina can be found surrounded by fabric as she sews her creations.

Karen Shapcott – Volunteer Coordinator

Karen Vol Coord
Karen joined St David’s Neighbourhood Centre in December 2015 and feels privileged to be working with her local community. Specialising in community development, Karen has a diverse background in volunteer program management, administration, and community engagement and art projects. Karen is also a busy mum who enjoys gardening, horse riding and art and craft.

Yvette Curl – Harmony Club Support Worker

Yvette joined St David’s Neighbourhood Centre in December 2015 as a support worker Harmony Club and social support activities.

A mother of three adult children and care for two younger high school kids. Yvette enjoys craft, gardening, camping and the great outdoors.

Kerry Hayes – Harmony Club Support Worker

Kerry started with St David’s Neighbourhood Centre in 2016. Kerry works in the Harmony room as a support worker and loves to take clients out on Social Support outings.  Kerry loves life and is often found singing and dancing with the clients. Kerry and her two children – now adults have enjoyed living in both the United States and Japan and Kerry is now settled back here in Australia.