Staff Profiles

Mitch Trevena    
Chief Executive Officer

Works
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7518  |  0497 921 606



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Started at the BSA in 2014

Most enjoyable aspect of job 
I am both honoured and proud to help guide and lead the BSA in the pursuit of our vision of ‘making student life better’ on the Bendigo campus. Working with a diverse and experienced staff and enthusiastic Board of Directors (all of whom are students), I immerse myself in all aspects of the Association so as to better understand student needs and how best to support the BSA in achieving student, staff and stakeholder engagement.

Leah Milikins
Chief Operations Officer

Works
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am - 5pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7951



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Started at the BSA in 2002

Most enjoyable aspect of job
I love meeting our students, the variety of tasks we may have to perform and knowing that our contributions enhance the experience of our La Trobe Bendigo students.

Debbie O'Loughlin
Chief Finance Officer

Works
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7445



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Started at the BSA in 2003

Most enjoyable aspect of job
Working for an organisation, with a diverse team of people that help provide students with an enjoyable university experience.

Carli Spence
Events & Marketing Officer

Works
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7749



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Started at the BSA in 2018

Most enjoyable aspect of job 
As a recent student of La Trobe Bendigo I am super excited to return to the BSA as a Staff member and work towards our mission of Making Student Life Better. I love to see students participate in what we offer and will strive towards creating new ideas and experiences for our students at La Trobe Bendigo. I like working with people and I enjoy working in a team who are passionate about making student life better and enhancing the student experience on campus.
 

Barb Beattie  
Digital & Social Media Engagement Officer

Works
Monday, Tuesday 9am - 4pm | Wednesday, Thursday 9am-1:30pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7673


Started at the BSA in 2012

Most enjoyable aspect of job 
I really enjoy the buzz in the atmosphere when students are on campus and it’s always a pleasure welcoming new students to the start of their university experience. I like connecting with all our students through our social media pages.

Robyn Eames 
Clubs Engagement Officer 

Works
Parental Leave returning June 2019

Contact by phone
03 5444 7988


Started at the BSA in 2012

Most enjoyable aspect of job
Working closely with students in helping them to upskill and extend their university experience, through planning and running social events, short courses and PD sessions.

Michelle Barton
Advocacy Engagement Officer

Works
Monday - Wednesday 9am - 3pm | Thursday - Friday  9am - 5pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7478



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Started at the BSA in 2019

Most enjoyable aspect of job 
I enjoy getting to know people and working with them to facilitate their learning, achieve their goals, develop connections with others and experience joy and accomplishment in what they do. I am thrilled to be working with a staff that recognises and responds to the needs of students.
 

Karen Bakes
Customer Service Officer

Works
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am - 1pm | Wednesday 9am - 2pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7354



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Started at the BSA in 2008

Most enjoyable aspect of job
I enjoy the daily interaction with students, the diversity of my role and working as part of a team

Kylie Wilkie
Customer Service Officer

Works
Monday 12:30pm - 5pm | Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10am - 2pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7962



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Started at the BSA in 2008

Most enjoyable aspect of job
I enjoy the daily interaction with students, the diversity of my role and working as part of a team

Raelene Hughes
Cafe Manager (Sweeney's)

Works
Monday 7:30pm - 3pm | Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 3:30pm | Friday 9am - 12pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7448



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Started at the BSA in 2013

Most enjoyable aspect of job
The atmosphere, the flexibility and the opportunities.

Julie Houlahan
Cafe Manager (Sweeney's)

Works
Tuesday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7448



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Started at the BSA in 2013

Most enjoyable aspect of job
The BSA and Sweeney’s team and our customers.

Felicity Hicks
2IC (Sweeney's)

Works
Monday 9am - 5pm | Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 5pm | Friday 9am - 12pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7448



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Started at the BSA in 2015

Most enjoyable aspect of job
I love interacting with our customers and working with a great team.