The City LLEN Team


Louise Smith


Our CEO Louise brings with her extensive experience gained in management roles across various sectors, including working for Mission Australia and the Victorian Public Service. Louise is passionate about helping the young people of Melbourne.


Melissa Bell

School Community Engagement Officer

Melissa brings her experience as a VCAL Coordinator and Senior Secondary Teacher to the role of School Community Engagement Officer to support at risk young people.


Wendy Dalkiran

Workplace Learning Coordinator

Wendy has worked within the employment and education space coordinating work placement opportunities and faciliating employment opportunities for both job seekers and newly arrived migrants.

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Aisha Hassan

Jobs Victoria Advocate

Aisha works as a Jobs Victoria Advocate, where she channels her strong sense of community by assisting Victorian’s who may be struggling to bridge the gaps within employment.

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Prinscilla Kwarteng

Jobs Victoria Advocate

Prinscilla brings her experience working as a youth worker and passion for helping others and making connections to this role.

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Laura Mitchell

Administration Assistant

Laura provides administrative support to City LLEN’s Jobs Victoria Advocates, and to City LLEN more broadly. Their years working in public libraries have provided them with extensive experience in administration and community engagement. They bring a strong ethos of social justice to their work.


Claire Mance

Digital Content Officer

Claire brings her considerable knowledge and experience in all things digital to support the LLEN in our online communications and social media platforms, you can also see Claire helping out and greeting attendees at our many events.