Our Team

Community Keepers employs 50 social workers, psychologists registered counsellors and life guidance facilitators (young people NEET) who report into five Area Managers:

  • Juhanne Britz (B Hons Soc Sc Psychology)
  • Ria Heystek (BEd Psych)
  • Sherize Nel (B Psych)
  • Mieke van der Merwe (B Social Work)
  • Elanie van Zyl (B Psych)

Our head office team includes our

  • CEO: Gerrit Laning (MTh. Clinical Pastoral Care)
  • Operations Manager: Marelie Blomerus (B Prim Ed)
  • Media, Marketing and Funding Executive: Meriel Bartlett (B Soc Sc Industrial Sociology)
  • Team Leader for Branded Interventions: Emily Pillay (B Social Work)
  • Office Administrator: Vivian Muller (BTh General)

We ensure that all of our employees are well equipped with the latest, relevant skills needed to execute our interventions and for every four hours of therapeutic intervention our practitioners receive one hour of supportive supervision.

Clinical Psychologists:

  • Alicia Horak
  • Jennavive Pereira
  • Rozelle van Wyk

Counselling Psychologists:

  • Lene Odendaal

Educational Psychologists:

  • Almarie Nel
  • Amanda van der Vyver
  • Heidi Bezuidenhout
  • Liezl Klopper
  • Mahleen van der Merwe