Staff Profiles

Mitch Trevena    
General Manager

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

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.

Brad Russell    
Marketing Manager

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

Contact by phone
03 5444 7976



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Started at the BSA in 2005

Most enjoyable aspect of job 

I enjoy working in an environment where learning and exploring are encouraged. As a BSA team member, I like the fact that we're helping students grow as people, not only survive as students.

...and I really like designing promo material! 

Barb Beattie  
Marketing & Publications Officer

Works
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 5pm

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 & Societies Officer | Student Advocate

Works
Monday - Wednesday 9am - 5pm

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.

Jenelle Holmberg
Events Officer

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

Contact by phone
03 5444 7478



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Started at the BSA in 2008

Most enjoyable aspect of job 
The variety of what each day brings

Mitchell Silk
Events Assistant

Works
Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 5pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7749



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Started at the BSA in 2017

Most enjoyable aspect of job
 

Debbie O'Loughlin
Finance Officer

Works
Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 5pm | Friday 9am - 3pm

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.

Leah Milikins
Finance & HR Officer

Works
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 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.

Ning Ning Zhang
Community Engagement Officer

Works
Wednesday 9am - 1pm | Thursday 9am - 5pm | Friday 9am - 12pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7354



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Started at the BSA in 2014

Most enjoyable aspect of job


Ruth Wallis
Administration Officer

Works
Tuesday - Thursday 12pm - 5pm

Contact by phone
03 5444 7354



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Started at the BSA in 2002

Most enjoyable aspect of job
It's fun. And I like the coffee at Sweeney's. 

Karen Bakes
Administration Officer

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

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
Student Experience Officer

Works
Monday 12:30pm - 5pm | Tuesday & Thursday 10am - 2pm | Friday 9am - 12pm

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.