Our Staff

​​​Meet the team behind the BCE Student Voice initiative. We work with students and staff to create safe and inclusive learning communities.  We know that safety, belonging and connection are critical to students thriving and flourishing.   


Alison-Jefferies.jpgAlison Jeffries

Manager and Student Voice Project Leader

Strategic Thinker


Supportive Leader

Alison has extensive experience as an education professional.  She has worked in schools as a teacher and principal; and at a systems level in various roles providing advice to leadership teams. Alison facilitates the connection between strategic and operational goals. Her warm and supportive approach empowers individuals and teams to identify and build on their unique skills and abilities. ​


Carolyn-DeWitt-Royall.pngCarolyn De Witt-Ryall  

Senior Officer and Student Voice Project Manager 

Supportive   ​


Strengths Focused   

Carolyn is a social worker who is committed to creating safe, inclusive and connected communities for children and young people.  She believes that children and young people have the right to participate in decisions that impact on them. Carolyn believes that by combining the wisdom and experience of students and staff, we can transform the education system making it even better and more student focused. 


Renee-Devereaux.pngRenee Devereaux   

Student Protection Officer and Student Voice Project Leader 

Child Focused  


Systems Thinker  

Renee is a social worker who is passionate about promoting social justice and equality across all levels of society.  She has loved working on the Student Voice initiative since it began in 2017.  Renee jumped at the chance to be part of the initiative given its focus on enabling students to be involved in decisions that affect them and providing opportunities to co-create safer and more inclusive communities where all students can thrive and achieve their learning and life goals.  

Cyndie-Mandile.pngCyndi Mandile 

Student Protection Officer and Student Voice Project Officer 




Cyndi is a dedicated social worker who has worked extensively with children and families and specialises in child protection.  She has substantial experience in all aspects of the child protection system, having worked across government and community services in Canada, the UK and Australia.  Cyndi is passionate about the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and her ease in relating to others is an asset in achieving these important outcomes.    


Vicki-Holding.pngVicki Holding   

Student Protection Officer  

Relationship Focused​​  

Great sense of humour  

Great communicator  

Vicki is a social worker with substantial experience in child protection services as well as supporting and mentoring others in this area.  She is great at helping others to learn because she is an engaging storyteller with a knack for making complex matters easy to understand.  Vicki is quick to form connections with others.  These are strengthened by her dedication, hard work and reliability as a team member and student protection consultant.    

Victoria-stark.pngVictoria Stark  

Student Protection Officer  



Team Player   

Victoria has a wealth of child protection experience, having worked in a variety of roles in this field.  She has also worked as a Psychologist in the court system, where she provided a voice for the views and best interests of children and young people involved in family law and child protection matters.  Victoria has a calm and considered approach and great communication skills as she is highly attuned to others.    


Trish-Scanlan.pngTrish Scanlan  

Administrative Services Officer   



Organised  ​


Trish is extremely supportive and always ready to help others in need of assistance.  She is great at pre-empting problems and finding solutions.  Trish also makes sure that members of the BCE community are able to connect with a Student Protection Officer when they need to do so.