Our Team


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

Lisa Rowe

CEO

Lisa has managed the operations of Wishlist for the past 19 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.

Sandra Jackson

Financial Controller

Having worked on the 2018 92.7 Mix FM's Give Me 5 for Kids campaign, Sandra is relishing in the role progression to Wishlist’s Financial Controller.

Her previous forays as a CPA have been diversified as an Accountant with Public Accountants, owning and operating a Retail Small Business and Senior Advisor with an international hotel chain in the Food & Beverage division.

Lisa Wilson

Events & Fundraising Manager

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

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.  

Jeff McColl

Development & Operations Manager

Joining the Wishlist team in 2019, Jeff uses his previous experiences across multiple industries to assist in managing our Corporate Partnership and Wishlist Connect programs. In addition Jeff responsibility encompasses the day to day operations requirements including developing operational guidelines, processes and contracts.

Jeff is proud to be part of the team helping many families in our community.

 

Bianca Keegan

Communication Officer

Bianca joined the Wishlist team in 2016 after nine years as a journalist in Brisbane and Cairns. 

Using her media experience, Bianca is tasked with propelling Wishlist’s work into the limelight through local media, social media, and Wishlist publications such as Daisy Chain. 

Bianca works closely with the marketing and events teams to promote Wishlist and Wishlist events – a role she is very passionate about.

 

Emily Wilkinson

Marketing Manager

Emily joined the Wishlist team in October 2019 and has seven years experience in the not-for-profit sector.

With a background in fundraising, donor relations and all things data, she is passionate about making a difference within the Wishlist team and for the Sunshine Coast community as a whole.

Emily loves developing fundraising strategies and implementing new technologies to assist the marketing team.

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.

Nicky Graham

Community Engagement Manager

Nicky joins Wishlist as the Engagement Manager for the new Wishlist Centre project.

She has a background in engagement, communications and marketing and has spent the past 10 years informing, consulting and collaborating with communities about social infrastructure, health and aviation for both the government and private sectors.

Nicky worked in senior engagement roles on the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) build and then with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service on the commissioning, change management and opening of the tertiary hospital.

She has been a long-time supporter of Wishlist and was awarded the Sunshine Coast Health Foundation, Wishlist supporter award in 2017.

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.

Rebecca Croft

Events & Marketing

Bec joined Wishlist in October 2019 after completing her bachelor’s degree in marketing and design (visual communication). 

Bec is part of our events and marketing team where she is excited to contribute to Wishlist's legacy.

Jackie Bryan

Administration

Jackie has a banking and accounts background and was a volunteer before joining the Reception and Administration team in July 2019.

She not only loves working with the Wishlist team but also the many people she has met that are involved with Wishlist in so many ways.

Jacques Martin

Wishlist Coffee House Manager, Gympie

Jacques joined the team in 2019 to manage the Wishlist Coffee House at Gympie Hospital and the wonderful team of volunteers.

Jacques has extensive experience in the hospitality industry having managed several restarant's and cafes. He feels very priviledged to be part of the amazing work of Wishlist and our efforts to fund vital equipment and services for Gympie Hospital through Wishlist Coffee House. 

Gympie Hospital patrons can now expect a few French inspired delights on the Wishlist Coffee House menu.

Andrew Gulliford

Wishlist Coffee House Manager, Nambour

Andrew joined the team earlier this year as the Wishlist Coffee House Manager at Nambour Hospital.

He brings with him his extensive background in hospitality and managing businesses. His wonderful customer service and ability to create a varied and delicious menu, makes him an asset to the Wishlist team.

Andrew feels proud knowing that all funds from the Nambour Coffee House support the needs of the Nambour General Hospital and Health Service.