Our Staff & Volunteers
We are proud to have such an enthusiastic Team dedicated to our cause.
Introducing our team of staff and regular volunteers.
Nikki took up the role of CEO, SOS Health Foundation in June 2018, having spent 4 years serving on the SOS Board. She brings a deep commitment to justice and a passion for reconciliation of all Australians, and seeing the culture and capacities of Australia’s first peoples, recognised, valued, released and shared in vibrant healthy communities.
With more than 25 years’ experience across both the multinational corporate sector, and working in the not for profit sector, Nikki’s particular expertise is in organisational communications, strategic planning, issues management, team building and shared value. Her background in science and the pharmaceutical industry gives her knowledge of the health sector, and roles with responsibility for public and social issues, partnerships, volunteer management, and Reconciliation Action Plan development all fit her well to be leading SOS Health Foundation.
Nikki has previously worked for Bristol-Myers-Squibb and GSK in areas of sales, marketing, communications, media and corporate affairs, before establishing her own Communications and PR Consultancy. She spent 4 years as Mission Development Director of The Salvation Army and 6 years as Head of Communications with the Baptist Union of Victoria. In parallel with her career roles, Nikki has had a long term involvement in global capacity development projects around human trafficking and poverty alleviation through StopTheTraffik and The Salvation Army, and for 10 years has developed and led the national Brothel Outreach Program of The Salvation Army in Australia.
Nikki’s formal qualifications include: Bachelor of Education, Physical Education/Science; Certificate of Public Relations; Master of Arts, Organisational Communications; Grad. Dip Theology; and at the end of 2018 Nikki is aiming to complete and submit a PhD Research Thesis for a Doctorate in Management.
As CEO of SOS Health Foundation, Nikki will be responsible for leading both the programs and service delivery operations of SOS Health in remote indigenous communities, building volunteer participation and engagement, and growing and expanding base of sustainable partnerships and donors among people and organisations who share the values and passion of SOS Health Foundation to close the gap in indigenous health in Australia, and to journey together towards an Australian society which values, learns from, embraces and collectively benefits from the heritage, culture and contributions of indigenous Australians.
Having spent many years in small and large organisations, in the not-for-profit, HR and higher education sectors, I bring my collective business, program development, marketing and event management skills to this role. My husband and two fur kids who make up my family, I am passionate about animals, the environment and people; particularly helping people and empowering them and helping them flourish. I am so grateful for the opportunity to contribute to use my experience on a daily basis to pursue my passion for helping those less fortunate than myself.