2018 Committee of Management

Convenor and Educational Kids coordinator: Ann Smith

Ann has been a member of EEEC for over 25 years and a committee member for many of these. Ann is a retired kindergarten teacher and academic and besides being passionate about EEEC, loves bush walking, op shopping and volunteering in the community.

Deputy Convenor: Nese Sever

Treasurer: Rosemary Braut

Secretary: Narelle Shanahan

Narelle is a committed Early Childhood Teacher who has worked in a variety of roles in the field. Narelle is particularly interested in environmental and social sustainability and promoting compassion and critical thinking skills. She vociferously advocates for children’s rights and nature pedagogy throughout early childhood settings.

Professional Development Coordinator: Bronwyn Joslyn

Bron is a long-standing EEEC committee member and is also the Early Years Facilitator for Play Australia. She is passionate about sustainability and critically reflecting with professionals on the value of authentic outdoor play for children with a connection to place. She is the Director at Diamond Creek Memorial Kindergarten and in collaboration with the kindergarten’s community (families, children and educators), is exploring children as visible environmentally conscious citizens within the local community.

Newsletter Editor: Angela Follacchio

Archivist: Nadia Angelini

Social media officer: Stephanie Willey

Stephanie is the Coordinator/Bush Kinder Teacher at Yarralea Children’s Centre in Melbourne and long-standing committee member of EEEC. Over the last 20 years she has worked in a variety of public and private Early Childhood settings both in Australia and overseas and is passionate about embedding Education for Sustainability into daily practice and advocating for children’s right to access rich natural outdoor play spaces for healthy development and wellbeing.