Meet the Team

Nicki Dunne, Manager

Wombat’s Wish was proud to welcome Nicki Dunne in 2020 in the vital role of Manager, overseeing the growth and expansion of our organisation. Appreciated for her strategic vision and skill in management and business planning, Nicki comes with more than 35 years as a highly-recognised local figure in community services and charity. She holds Diplomas in Youth Work and Welfare Studies, along with multiple certifications in mental health support and is a qualified trainer and assessor.

An Australian of the Year finalist, Nicki has also been recognised by the State Government of Victoria, City of Greater Geelong and other major organisations for her contributions, including awards for Community Worker of the Year (2009), Youth Worker of the Year (2010 and 2011 winner, 2018 finalist) and Westfield Local Community Hero (finalist 2017) among others. As well as managing all day-to-day Wombat’s Wish operations, you can meet Nicki at our Weekend Camps, Family Days and pre-camp assessments.

Rebecca Scott, Coordinator

Bec is a highly qualified youth worker who has worked on the Bellarine Peninsula with Bellarine Training & Community Hub’s Drop-In program, as well as Golden Plains Shire’s Youth Department.

Bec has extensive skills and experience in mental health support, conflict resolution, relationship building, advocacy, case management and grant writing. Bec also has excellent skills in planning and running community events, camps and youth programs. Bec is a friendly and welcoming presence during the referral process, pre-camp assessments, Weekend Camp Program and other Wombat’s Wish events.

Kelsey Dattoli, Community Engagement Officer

Kelsey has over ten years’ experience working within the community services sector across Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom, including in foster care, EAP and emergency services. She also brings a wealth of administrative, comms and operations experience, a passion for writing and a strong interest in inclusivity, community and wellbeing.

Kelsey holds a Diploma of Counselling, Bachelor of Arts in English/Literature Studies and Education, a Graduate Certificate in Communications and is about to embark on a postgraduate qualification in counselling. You’ll meet Kelsey through our social media, at our Weekend Camp Program and other events.


Wombat’s Wish acknowledges the Wadawarrung, Taungurung and Bunurong peoples as Traditional Custodians of the lands from which we live and work, and pay our deep respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.