The Wonderland Team

We are a growing team of caring professionals with a wide range of skills and experience from many walks of life and different backgrounds. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you at Wonderland.

Roop Singh & Nikita Dalmia

Team Leader and Staffing Officer

Long-time care workers Roop and Nikita bring fun and energy to Wonderland Retreat. Roop’s capacity to enthuse the team and encourage participants to live their life to the fullest together with Nikita’s practical ‘can do – we’ll fix that now’ attitude for the day-to-day activities of Wonderland make them wonderful team leaders. Roop and Nikita have been working at Wonderland for 3.5 years and ooze hospitality and a welcome to all.

Email me: roop@wonderlandcommunityservices.com.au

Email me: nikita@wonderlandcommunityservices.com.au

Jess Saunders

Intake and Bookings Officer

Jess comes to us with a strong background in hotel management administration so she is an ideal person to book in new and existing participants for retreats and in-home care as well as community access services! Jess is kind, loves kids and treats everyone who comes to Wonderland with care and respect. Contact Jess to book in your young person for our range of services.

Email me: jess@wonderlandcommunityservices.com.au

Amy Smith

Client Care Officer

Amy comes from a strong background in care support and has moved into the Client Care Position providing that extra support to participants and staff in ensuring our participants are well supported. Welcome to the team Amy. Whether it’s helping you buy some needed clothes, find a craft group or gym or help with your pet rabbit Amy is able to provide that extra support.

Email me: amy@wonderlandcommunityservices.com.au

Jo Stone

Activities/Marketing Officer

Joanne is the epitome of happiness and fun itself. Jo comes to Wonderland from an administration and employment services background but has worked closely with those with barriers to employment. The Activities Officer position looks to find meaningful and fun activities for our participants to enjoy and grow through by planning weekend adventures and midweek pastimes to build confidence and ways to earn extra dollars. Welcome Jo.

Email me: jo@wonderlandcommunityservices.com.au

Nikita Longstaff

Housekeeping

I worked in pharmacy and retail since leaving school, was a stay-at-home mum to my 2 kids and now have entered back into the workforce. I love helping people in any way I can and absolutely love working at Wonderland and learning something new every day. 

Maddy Gunawardena

Compliance Officer

Maddy’s background in Operational Management, her clear thinking, and her instant turnaround of any job makes her an ideal Compliance officer! Maddy assists with HR, Policies & Procedures, and general compliance issues and is always willing to take on a challenge. She is a hard working and cheerful person. Her personality has a unique touch that brightens up everyone’s day.

Ashleigh Davis

HR Officer

Ash has been with Wonderland for many years – she is our HR and supports all of our staff and also manages the financial aspects of staffing/wages/pays and claims from NDIS.

Email me: ashleigh@wonderlandcommunityservices.com.au

Meenu Sharma

Finance Officer/Care Worker

Meenu is very versatile and is working in care work, cleaning, and finance for Wonderland. Originally from India Meenu has completed her Diploma in Community Services and has completed a placement with Wonderland.

Email me: meenu@wonderlandcommunityservices.com.au

Dane Carroll

Facilities Officer

Dane is Wonderland’s “Fixer” and can fix almost everything. These jobs can include trade skills, maintenance and repair work in and around all the wonderland properties. He is a very active and cheerful person and sometimes does the support work too. He comes with a can-do attitude and humorous vibe everyday to cheer up and make everyone laugh.

Email me: dane@wonderlandcommunityservices.com.au

Blessing Machokoto

Care Worker/Shift Leader

I come from Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. I love sports, gym, history and watching animal documentaries. I speak 3 different languages fluently. Prior to joining Wonderland, I worked in finance in Melbourne before deciding to work with people as I was more passionate about making a change in people’s lives. 

Jagdeep Singh Sidhu

Care Worker/Key Worker

Jagdeep has been a support worker for two years and has moved to Launceston from Melbourne 6 months ago. Jagdeep is fun and caring and is popular with our young men. Jagdeep was quite famous in Melbourne as a stage host. He’s really a funny guy!

Abhishek Nojal

Care Worker

I have studied Master in Business administration from Torrence University , meanwhile, worked as security officer in different fields. Prior to joining Wonderland, I did my Diploma in community services from Melbourne. And gained experience working in emergency ward E in Monash Hospital, that change my thought of working as disability support worker and got more passionate about this field . It’s been more then 1 year working with amazing Wonderland team . I am really enjoying my work.

Alan Rowe

Care Worker

I am working as a Support Worker at Wonderland. I am also a martial arts instructor and have been training Aikido for 38 years. In 2016, I was inducted into the Australian Martial Arts Hall of Fame and the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. I was also the safety officer at the Launceston airport when it was being rebuilt. Before that, I was the security supervisor on shift at the casino and was there for 10 years.

Waqar Akhter

Senior Care Worker

Waqar has been with Wonderland for almost a year starting out on placement from his Cert III in Individual Support. Waqar has continued his studies currently working on his Diploma of Community Services as well as working hard with our participants. Waqar’s gentle nature and kindness makes him popular with our young participants and all our staff.

Jessica Bertels

Senior Care Worker

Jess is an active ‘caver’ and has taken groups of young people on wild caving adventures and has a natural leadership capacity. Jess understands disability having supported close family members. Jess is quick thinking, energetic and a great role model for our young people at Wonderland. Jess knows how to fix just about anything!

Georgia Hosking

Care Worker

Georgia has a Certificate III in Education Support and comes to Disability Support Work with fresh enthusiasm. Georgia brings fun and great support to our young women.

Magdalene (MagDee) Ndumele

Care Worker

I am from Nigeria in West Africa.  I have a Bachelor’s  degree in medical laboratory science with honours, and I have worked as a medical laboratory scientist and a plant laboratory technician for some years. I have always had the passion of improving people’s quality of life and working as a support worker gives me the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives and be a part of their journey towards independent living.
I love watching movies, reading, playing games and meeting new people.

Care Worker

Anita Rowlands

I love arts, crafts, and cooking. I have raised 5 children so I’m great at playing games and entertaining young people. I love working as a support carer.

Email me: theteam@wonderlandretreat.com.au

Patrick Lawton

Care Worker

Patrick’s previous experience was as a Shift Leader at Hungry Jack’s and is used to fast-paced work and positive customer contact. Patrick is a great team player and has moved to Disability Support Work after completing a qualification in Individual Support. Patrick loves mentoring young guys and leads by example in respectful and responsible behaviour.

Priscilla (Pil Soon) Jennings

Care Worker.

Priscilla has worked in multicultural teams for many years during her period of Christian ministry. She has occupied leadership roles in an international team of ex-pats in Mongolia and is currently on the leadership team at Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies. Priscilla is a people person who is very hospitable and loves spending time meeting people, encouraging people, and mentoring young adults. The opportunity to spend time walking alongside young people at Wonderland is both exciting and fulfilling.

Milly (Millicent) Koskei

Care Worker

I am from Kenya. I have 3 years working within the disability industry and a background in accounting. I love reading, relaxing watching moves, and eating out.

SP Singh

Care Worker

I’ve worked in the health sector for the past three and a half years. I have a positive mindset and a helping & fun nature. I am currently supporting young people and working with the fantastic and caring team at Wonderland.

Joseph Miller

Care Worker

Joseph works in disability support at a number of agencies as well as in Wonderland. Joseph brings a lot of fun activities to the group!

Florian Reinig

Senior Care Worker (on leave currently)

Florian is a trained nurse and has a strong history in disability support. Florian is keen to provide mentoring support to young guys.

Sandeep Adhikari

Care Worker

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Rob & Toni Mehigan

Managers – Wonderland Community Services

Toni – Psychologist and Rob – Disability Support Teacher/ex-principal manage the service. Currently, Rob and Toni reside in North Queensland managing Pirates Rest and visit the team regularly to ensure that Wonderland continues to provide an excellent service. Weekly management meetings by Zoom means that the two services are connected.

Email me: theteam@wonderlandretreat.com.au

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