NHT Staff

We’re here to help.  Get in touch by email or give us a call.

John Hooper (Works every day except Wednesday)
Executive Officer
0408 320 826Did you know

Did you know: John likes to play dress ups?  You need to come to conference dinner to see for yourself!


Karen Austin (I work Monday – Thursday)

Project Officer.  The two main focus areas in my work include:

  1. supporting the 36 Eating with Friends groups, 23 of which are supported by Houses.
  2. identifying and sourcing training options for staff and volunteers within the network.

Did you know: I once cycled from Melbourne to Perth….and Melbourne to Cairns?

Jonathan Bedloe (works everyday except Friday)
Development Officer
I work across most areas of the organisation – helping with regional meetings, running conference, updating info on the website, communications for NHT and responding to the various questions you have.  I also plan and run the conference.

Did you know: I once bungy jumped while strapped into a kayak in Canada

Jo White (Works Monday – Wednesday)
Project Officer
Reporting on Outcomes

Did you know: Jo loves to do stand up comedy?


Steve Cooke (works Thursdays)
Project Officer
Everyday Literacy for Local Communities

Did you know: – Steve is an avid bushwalker and recently found the infamous disappearing tarn on the side of kunarnyi


Jane Hamilton (Works Monday)
Finance Officer

Did you know? – Jane has a shack on Bruny, and is looking forward to heading off on a more nomadic lifestyle sometime