Our Team
Our Team
Read the Play General Manager Michelle Gerdtz

Michelle Gerdtz

General Manager

Michelle is a widely experienced and highly capable community leader and over her stellar 20+ year career has worked for the Australian Masters Games, Netball Victoria, Jump Media and the Department of Justice and Community Safety. 

 Michelle has also held many voluntary roles and is currently the deputy Chair AFL Barwon and was previously the President of Bell Park Football & Netball Club.

Tayla John

Education Coordinator

Tayla is a registered nurse and qualified mental health clinician who works clinically in public mental health services. Tayla joined the Read The Play team in 2019 in the role of education coordinator. She is focussed on ensuring that the education provided to the community by Read The Play is evidenced-based and in line with clinical recommendations whilst being fun, engaging and accessible to all. Tayla’s career in mental health has been driven by her passion for breaking down stigma and empowering individuals to use their voice to help others.


Raising awareness of young people’s health issues and guiding them to the relevant support services.

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