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


Nicole Green (works Tuesday)
Finance Officer


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