Melanie joined The Banyans Health and Wellness in May 2021 and brings a lifetime of teaching, learning, and caring to share with our guests.

A former ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher for refugees and immigrants, Melanie now uses the skills gained in this role to provide support for those undertaking their recovery journey at The Residence.

Melanie’s own life experience drew her to The Banyans, where she acts as an unofficial house mother to lend a guiding hand wherever possible.

Originally from South Africa, Melanie is a mother of three and a grandmother of five, and loves to read true stories and inspirational tales, while keeping up with health and wellness trends and playing tennis in her spare time.