Our Team

Leo Cussen Centre for Law’s reputation for excellence in practical legal training and continuing professional development is founded on the quality of the people who work here.

As a user of our services you will be taught and mentored by leading legal experts, while behind the scenes we have an outstanding team of administrators to make your Leo Cussen experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible.

Management Team
Shirley Southgate

Executive Director

BA, LLB (Hons), EMPA, GAICD
Australian Legal Practitioner

ssouthgate@leocussen.edu.au

Linda Baxter

Director Continuing Professional Development

LLB, Cert iv TAA
Australian Legal Practitioner

lbaxter@leocussen.edu.au

Madeleine Dupuche

Director Practical Legal Training

BA, LLB (Hons), Dip Ed, M. Ed (Leadership and Policy)
Australian Legal Practitioner

mdupuche@leocussen.edu.au

Henry Chung Yan

Director Corporate Services

MBIT, Dip IT (Networks), BMm (Networks and Computing)
MACS, CISM, MCSE

hchungyan@leocussen.edu.au

Pina Montebello

Executive Assistant

pmontebello@leocussen.edu.au

Education Services
Adam May

Manager Education Services and Lawyer

amay@leocussen.edu.au

Finance
Sherry Zhang

Finance Manager

szhang@leocussen.edu.au

Denise Kiely

Accounts and Bookkeeping

dkiely@leocussen.edu.au

Human Resources
Gill Kelly

Human Resources Manager

BAppSc(Psych)
GradDipHRM

gkelly@leocussen.edu.au

Marketing
Jose Waihiga

Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer

jwaihiga@leocussen.edu.au

IT Systems
Amy Chen

IT General Technician

BComp Sci, MIT (Hons)

achen@leocussen.edu.au

CPD Team
Linda Baxter

Director Continuing Professional Development

Tom O'Gorman

Program Manager and Lawyer

Faye Dowber

Program Manager and Lawyer

Natalie Geros

Program Manager and Lawyer

Wendy McKeown

Program Manager and Lawyer

Caitlin Marnell

Program Coordinator

Ashlee Lambert

Program Coordinator and Lawyer

Becky Kidd

Program Coordinator

Tegan Sangwell

Program Administrator

PLT Team
Madeleine Dupuche

Director Practical Legal Training

BA, LLB (Hons), Dip Ed, M. Ed (Leadership and Policy)
Australian Legal Practitioner

mdupuche@leocussen.edu.au

Ann Beckingham

Coordinator Course Development

LLB (Hons), Cert IV TAA
Australian Legal Practitioner

abeckingham@leocussen.edu.au

Julie Anderson

Mentor and Lawyer

BA(Psyc), LLB
Australian Legal Practitioner

janderson@leocussen.edu.au

George Bartzis

Lead Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, LLM, PDLP, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

gbartzis@leocussen.edu.au

Lucinda Bordignon

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB, BA, GDLP (with Merit)
Australian Legal Practitioner

lbordignon@leocussen.edu.au

Emily Buchanan

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB
Australian Legal Practitioner

ebuchanan@leocussen.edu.au

Liz Chase

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB
Australian Legal Practitioner

lchase@leocussen.edu.au

Debra Cherry

Lead Mentor and Lawyer

BSc, LLB, MPA, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

dcherry@leocussen.edu.au

Craig Collins

ACT Senior Mentor and Lawyer

LLB, BEc, LLM, GCHE
Lawyer

ccollins@leocussen.edu.au

Peter Cotter

Lead Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip (Inf Serv), Cert IV TAA
Australian Legal Practitioner

pcotter@leocussen.edu.au

Anjalee De Silva

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB (Hons),
Australian Legal Practitioner

adesilva@leocussen.edu.au

Edward de Zilwa

Mentor and Lawyer

BEc, LLB, LLM
Australian Legal Practitioner

edezilwa@leocussen.edu.au

Judy Dredge

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

jdredge@leocussen.edu.au

Sze Lin Foong

Mentor and Lawyer

BComm, LLB (Hons), Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

sfoong@leocussen.edu.au

Fonda Gazis

Mentor, Lawyer and International Trainee Advisor

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

fgazis@leocussen.edu.au

Alex Giannopoulos

Manager, Industry Engagement & Careers

B.Comm, LLB/LP (Hons), Cert IV TAA, Grad Cert CarEd&Dev
Australian Legal Practitioner

agiannopoulos@leocussen.edu.au

Robin Huang

Mentor and Lawyer

BSc, JD, GDLP
Australian Legal Practitioner

rhuang@leocussen.edu.au

Claire Humble

Mentor and Lawyer, Mental Health First Aid Instructor

MBA, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

chumble@leocussen.edu.au

Rose Inglis

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, LLM
Australian Legal Practitioner

ringlis@leocussen.edu.au

Alison Jones

Lead Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

ajones@leocussen.vic.edu.au

Lauren Kollosche

Mentor and Lawyer

BJuris, LLB, Australian Legal Practitioner

lkollosche@leocussen.edu.au

Vicky Kordouli

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, MA, LLB(Hons), LLM, Dip Ed, Grad Dip Ed Admin
Australian Legal Practitioner

vkordouli@leocussen.edu.au

Domenica Vadala

Mentor and Lawyer

B.A (Hons.), LL.B, Master of Applied Law-Family Law, TAE 10 Cert IV Training & Assessment

dvadala@leocussen.edu.au

Dr Emma Ladakis

Mentor and Lawyer

J.D, BDSc, GradCert (Arts), Cert IV TAE
Australian Legal Practitioner

eladakis@leocussen.edu.au

Caitlin Le Feuvre

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB
Australian Legal Practitioner

clefeuvre@leocussen.edu.au

Yvonne Lye

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB, LLM, PgDip, GDLP
Australian Legal Practitioner

ylye@leocussen.edu.au

Stacy Mallis

Mentor and Lawyer

BSc, MSc(Biotech), LLB

smallis@leocussen.edu.au

Cane Mitchell

Lead Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE, Grad Dip Ed, LCA
Australian Legal Practitioner

cmitchell@leocussen.edu.au

Gisela Nip

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB(Hons), BA, GDLP
Australian Legal Practitioner

gnip@leocussen.edu.au

Angela Panuccio-Gray

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB (Hons), BMus, Grad.Dip.Ed,
Australian Legal Practitioner

apanuccio-gray@leocussen.edu.au

Derek Schrapel

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB, BSc, GDipArts(Crim)
Australian Legal Practitioner

dschrapel@leocussen.edu.au

Tara Stark

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB(First Class Hons), GDLP
Australian Legal Practitioner

tstark@leocussen.edu.au

Lee Stapleton

Mentor and Lawyer

lstapleton@leocussen.edu.au

Jude Taylor

Mentor and Lawyer

BEc, LLB, LLM, Australian Legal Practitioner

jtaylor@leocussen.edu.au

Desi Vlahos

Mentor and Lawyer, Mental Health First Aid Instructor

LLB, Grad Dip Ed, Grad Cert (Lit Studies), Cert III (Fitness)
Australian Legal Practitioner

dvlahos@leocussen.edu.au

Alison Umbers

Mentor and Lawyer

LLB, B.Comm
Australian Legal Practitioner

aumbers@leocussen.vic.edu.au

Michelle O'Connor

Manager PLT Operations

BSc, Cert IV in TAE

moconnor@leocussen.edu.au

Tania Magin

Enrolment and Reporting Administrator

tmagin@leocussen.edu.au

Eleen Wee

Enrolment and International Support Assistant

BSc (Honours)

ewee@leocussen.edu.au

Elaine Mostajo

Industry Engagement and Placement Assistant

BBus (E-Commerce), BA (Multimedia)

emostajo@leocussen.edu.au

Debbie Leine

Coordinator Online PLT

dleine@leocussen.edu.au

Danie De Santis

Administrator Face to Face PLT and Registry

BA (Legal Studies), GradDip (Criminology)

ddesantis@leocussen.edu.au

Ron Spencer

Administration Assistant

rspencer@leocussen.edu.au

Carla Michan-Ranieri

Student Services Administrator

cmichan-ranieri@leocussen.edu.au

Hannie van den Heuvel

E-Learning Coordinator and Administrator

Cert IV TAA

hannie@leocussen.edu.au

Gemma Bradley

E-Learning Designer and Administrator

gbradley@leocussen.edu.au

Arlo Druzba

Word Processing E-Learning Assistant

adruzba@leocussen.edu.au

Maria Middleton

Word Processing Operator

mmiddleton@leocussen.edu.au

Olivia Ho

Legal Research Coordinator

oho@leocussen.edu.au

Administration Team
Michael Pignataro

Facilities and Services Manager

mpignataro@leocussen.edu.au

Sonny Collins

Digital Print IT Administrator

printroom@leocussen.edu.au

Angelo Nasev

Facilities Officer

anasev@leocussen.edu.au

Peter Zhu

Printroom Administrator

printroom@leocussen.edu.au

Joanne Ryder-Lees

Catering & Facilities Coordinator

catering@leocussen.edu.au

Christine Pignataro

Facilities and Services Officer

cpignataro@leocussen.edu.au

Reception/Registration
Felicity Turner

Receptionist/ Registration Officer

reception@leocussen.edu.au