Our Team

A team of six full-time and five part-time staff members, governed by a board of twelve unpaid directors coordinate Wishlist’s fundraising activities to ensure maximum public benefit for funds raised.

Lisa Rowe


Lisa has managed the operations of Wishlist for the past 17 years with the help of a dedicated and highly-skilled team.

A background in media and advertising, experience in the public sector and a strong belief in the power of a proactive community drives her in the diverse role of Wishlist CEO.

Lisa Wilson

Events and Fundraising Manager

A strong supporter of Wishlist for many years, Lisa joined the team in 2007 and now works as the Events and Fundraising Co-ordinator. 

Lisa has spearheaded several successful events including the 2017 Grand Celebration at the $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital, as well as some of the Coast's premier events.  

Tracey Sobey

Executive Support Officer

Tracey joined us in 2013 and very quickly established herself as an integral part of our team. 

With a friendly attitude Tracey is responsible for the day to day running of Wishlist including project funding and staff scholarship grants, while providing support to CEO Lisa Rowe.

Hans de Koning

Philanthropy Manager

Hans has spent 10 years in event management including coordinating over 500 sport, corporate and community events. Working at events such as test matches, ICC World Cup and T20 matches, Hans most recently spent four years in community engagement for Sydney Thunder in the KFC Big Bash. 

Hans recently moved from Sydney to enjoy the beautiful Sunshine Coast and is passionate about growing Wishlist. 

Ashlea Heisner

Events and Marketing Assistant

Ashlea joined the team in January 2016 as the face of Wishlist's front reception and is now assistant to the events and marketing team.

After completing her studies in Event Management at TAFE, and tirelessly supporting Wishlist events throughout 2015 as a volunteer, Ashlea has become the backbone to the events team ensuring the success of several fundraisers throughout the year.

Carmen Spencer

Marketing Co-ordinator

Carmen joined the Wishlist team in January 2017 as the Marketing Co-ordinator.

Carmen has over nine years experience working in the Marketing, Communications & Design industry for a number of businesses across the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and London. Carmen is thrilled to contribute to Wishlist’s journey and support the Sunshine Coast community.

Megan Fawdon

Financial Controller

Megan joined the Wishlist team in 2018 as part-time financial controller.

After a four year stint in Melbourne working for a tech startup in the colourful horse racing industry, Megan has found her way back to her home town of the Sunshine Coast.

Megan brings over 11 years of tax and corporate accounting experience and is currently completing her CPA program. She's proud to be working with the Wishlist team and looking forward to contributing to the community.



Mikaela Holland

WishlistConnect Marketing Coordinator

Mikaela joined the Wishlist team in 2018 as the Marketing Co-ordinator for WishlistConnect.

Mikaela was a Wishlist intern in 2017 while completing her Marketing degree and came back to work two days a week on our innovative platform WishlistConnect. 

With a passion for digital marketing and helping local businesses connect with over 7500 health staff members and Wishlist supporters, Mikaela is well-placed to take our member benefits platform to new heights.

Bianca Keegan

Communications Officer

Bianca joined the team in June 2016 as Communications Officer.

Previously, Bianca spent nine years working as a print journalist in Brisbane and Cairns. With her background in media and freelance public relations, Bianca is passionate about telling Wishlist's story across several platforms.

Bianca also has a keen interest in social media marketing and boosting Wishlist's digital profile.

Anita Rechenberg

Administrative Manager

Anita joined the Wishlist team as the Administration Manager in May 2017, bringing her experience of three years in the non-for-profit sector and 24 years in government.

Anita moved from Brisbane to be closer to family and to enjoy the beach life on the Sunshine Coast.

With a welcoming attitude, Anita provides administrative support to the entire Wishlist Team.

Richard Ward

Wishlist Coffee House Manager

Richard joined the team in December 2013 and manages the Wishlist Coffee House at the Gympie Hospital.

Richard has an extensive background in company and staff management which fits in very well in his current role at the Coffee House.   He is very passionate about Wishlist and raising funds for the needs of Gympie Hospital and leads a team of volunteers to deliver additional equipment and service support for the benefit of local families.