Meet the team

Ben (he/him)


 Ben is the Coordinator of Monash Youth Services. His main responsibilities are developing and managing the service, this includes staff, programs and facilities making sure they are appropriate and effective in supporting young people and the community.

Ben loves spending time with my family and being active through running, riding and football.

Bill (he/him)


Bill is the Team Leader of Youth Services and he facilitates Monash Youth Committee a youth advisory group for Monash Council. He also supports the youth work team.   

In his free time he enjoys music, reading and playing with his two dogs, Reuben and Daisy and two cats, Petunia and Caper.

Dave (he/him)


Dave is a Youth Worker at MYS. He provides individual support and works with Quiksound Productions planning and running all-ages events around City of Monash. He also provides homelessness support and outreach, connecting rough sleepers with housing services and material aid.

In his free time, Dave likes playing music and video games and hanging out with his cat, Winona. 

Emma (she/her)

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Emma is a Youth Worker here at MYS. She assists in program facilitation of Study Space, Activate, and MYzone.

Emma is into yoga, music, finding the best second-hand store, spending time with her three dogs Jack, Pebbles, and Coco, and reading.

Jia (he/him)

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Jia is a Youth Worker who likes to help young people explore resources and identify potential. He provides individual supports and facilitates programs such as Activate, Mental Health First Aid and Youth Ambassadors. He speaks English and Chinese.

He enjoys watching soccer matches and eSports.   

Jules (she/her)


Jules is a Youth Worker at MYS. She works on the middle years program MYzone.

Jules loves to paint, go on road trips and hang out with family, friends and her two cats Marnie and Pepper.

Laura (she/her)


Laura is the School Focused Youth Service Coordinator at MYS. Laura focuses on supporting schools to deliver targeted interventions for students (grade 5 – year 12) as well as capacity building for school and parents of vulnerable students that are at risk of disengaging. Laura also has a passion for supporting young people in the Middle Years (aged 8 - 14 years) and is a facilitator of the Middle Years programs MYzone. She also supports young people by providing individual support sessions.

Laura loves swimming, being in nature with her dog Sheba and exploring different wellbeing modalities such as meditation, breathwork and sound healing.

 Pat (he/him)


Pat is another one of our Youth Workers at MYS, alongside providing individual support you will see him working with a team of young people known as Quiksound Productions who create and run events in the City of Monash.

In his free time you will find Pat cheering on his beloved St. Kilda, playing sports, music and video games with mates as well as exploring nature, wherever he can find it.

Sammy (she/her)


Sammy oversees our intake for Youth Worker Support.  You might meet Sammy when you attend your first appointment at MYS.  She finds you the best pathway for support, information or referral that meets your individual needs. 

Sammy loves to dance, cook, explore nature or a good second hand store!

Tanya (she/her)


Tanya is one of the admin team and sits at the front counter on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Tanya also works on MYS website and social media pages.

She loves spending time with her dog, family and friends.  She also enjoys walking, all sports (watching and playing) and weekends away. 

 Vidhya (she/her)


Vidhya provides administration and office support to the youth services team. She also assists with the management of the MYS website and social media and is involved in designing posters/brochure for MYS.

Vidhya enjoys going out with family and loves doing yoga.