Team Bios

Anthony Cheeseman

L’Arte Central Director of Café Operations

Anthony Co-Founded the MadCap Café Social Enterprise that comprised 12 cafes over three states including cafes in Masters home improvement stores and Westfield Shopping Centres. During operation more than 200 people were employed and more than 500 participated in Barista and Hospitality courses. He was a Michel's Patisserie Regional Manager from 2015-March 2020 mentoring and coaching Franchise Partners across Vic, QLD and SA. Anthony is Director of Café Operations and has a passion to help people in our community that need that second or tenth chance. 

Dr Michelle Sanders BA, MA, DMin

L’Arte Central Community/Personal Development Program Leader

Michelle is currently the Head of Art and Community Development at Eastern College Victoria. She is also a keen writer authoring 'Generating Conversations in the Community Using the Medium of Art’ and ‘Art and Soul'.

Michelle spends time traveling for lectures and running programs including in USA (Chicago prison system), UK (Birmingham prison system), Romania and here at Deer Park correctional facility. Her regular programs are for victims of family violence, at risk teenagers and adults struggling with depression, anxiety.