Leadership Team

The Leadership Team at Mercy Regional College consists of experienced dynamic professionals who are committed to creating an outstanding educational environment for everyone in our community – students, staff and parents.

Executive Team

Ms. Sharon Gillett – Principal
Sharon commenced as Principal of Mercy Regional College in July 2019. Previously Sharon has held the roles of Deputy Principal- Student Development and Wellbeing and Deputy Principal- Staff and Mission at Sacred Heart College in Geelong. Sharon also led the IB Middle Years Program for a number of years. Her academic credentials include Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare, Master of Educational Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies, and Master of Business Administration Executive.

Mrs Natalie Stephenson – Deputy Principal
Natalie commenced at Mercy Regional College in late 2021. Previously Natalie held the roles of School Improvement Leader for Learning at Clonard College Geelong and before that, Director of Teaching and Learning at Sacred Heart College Geelong (which included leading the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program). Natalie holds a Bachelor Arts majoring in English, Graduate Diploma in Education, Graduate Diploma in Religious Education, Graduate Certificate in Curriculum Leadership, and a Master of Education – Leading Learning.

Ms. Judith Murfitt – Business Manager
Responsible for the Financial Management of the school along with the management of all operational non-teaching functions of the school. She holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and post graduate studies as a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). She is currently completing a Masters in Business Administration at the Australian Catholic University. She has 29 years of financial management experience within the Local Government, Education and Not for Profit sectors.

Executive Leadership Team

Sharon Gillett
Natalie Stephenson
Deputy Principal
Judith Murfitt
Business Manager

College Leadership Team

Emily Stephens
Assistant Principal - Wellbeing & Engagement
Matthew Irving
Assistant Principal - O'Keeffe Campus
Leanne Delahunty
Director of Learning and Teaching

Other Leadership Positions

Melanie Bourchier
Director of Catholic Identity and Culture
Joanne Saunders
Liturgy Coordinator
Tom Kelly
Eco Justice and Sustainability Leader
Robyn Johnstone
Catholic Identity and Culture Assistant
Leanne Delahunty
Director of Teaching and Learning: Data, Mathematics,STEAM
Leah Sinnott
Learning Leader - O'KEEFFE / Literacy, English 7/8, Languages
Josiane Gardner
Learning Leader - MIDDLE SCHOOL / Humanities
Melanie Kavanagh
Learning Leader - SENIOR SCHOOL / VCE, VM, VET
Erynne Ewenson
Learning Leader - LEARNING DIVERSITY / Science, PLCs
Melanie Bourchier
Learning Leader - Religious Education
Claire O'Connor
Learning Leader - Health and Physical Education
Claire Virgona
Learning Leader - The Arts and Technology
Tim Woodmason
O'Keeffe Campus Assistant
Nickeeta Roache
Co-Middle Years Community Leader
Lydia Darcy
Co-Middle Years Community Leader
Berni Sinnott
Senior Years Community Leader
Darren Cheeseman
Sport Coordinator
Kym Penry
Careers and Pathways Leader
Claire Walsh
Learning Diversity Leader