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 320 826

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


Karen Austen (works 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.

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

Louise Josephs (works Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)
Administration Officer




Fiona O’Keefe (works Tuesday)
Finance Officer



Peter Scott (Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

Pete is helping with a range of things in the office, including compiling the history and archive of NHT.

Did you know: “I am a triple threat; I’ve acted, sung and danced on stage. Reviews were mixed.”