Network Coordinator B. Env Sci, Dip. Environmental Management
Kate Williams has been employed by the Network as a Project Ofﬁcer since March 2010 and became Network Coordiantor in October 2015. Kate is passionate about working with the community to build capacity for sustainable land management.
Prior to working with the Network, Kate has fulﬁlled environmental roles within State and Local government in Victoria (VicRoads and Mitchell Shire Council). Past and current roles have focused on pest plant and animal extension/education, land management and environmental project management. Kate has Bachelor of Environmental Science majoring in Conservation Ecology (Deakin University) and Diploma of Environmental Management (Swinburne University of Technology).
Network Coordinator (Maternity Leave replacement in 2017)
Jill Vella was a project officer with the Network from 2008 to 2013. Jill delivered the Climate Change Adaptation project from 2014-16 for the South Gippsland and Bass Coast Shire Councils. A Koonwarra farmer with a paddock to plate venison business, Jill is passionate about sustainable agriculture and the local environment. She is the immediate past president of the Nerrena Landcare Group.
Jill has an Advanced Diploma of Agriculture from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Biological and Environmental Testing) from Chisholm Institute.