The Staff

Kate Wheller, Executive Officer

Kate has a Diploma Social & Community Welfare, Diploma of Business (Community Business Management Program) and currently completing a Bachelor of Social & Community Welfare at Monash University.

Kate has worked in the welfare sector for over a decade and prior to that in the private sector. She has worked in a variety of roles across a range of programs during that time in direct service provision, coordination and senior management roles. Prior to joining CISVic in late 2009, Kate coordinated the Emergency Relief, Information, Referral, Advocacy and Support Service at Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau. She is committed to social justice and the community information and support sector. Kate is an active volunteer with a number of groups including school council.


Minh Nguyen, Advocacy & Research Manager

Minh has a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Law and Masters of Social Work. She joined the organisation in January 2011 in a newly created role. Minh has worked in the community sector over the past 5 years, and prior to that time worked in a wide range of sectors including law & education. Minh recently worked as a research assistant in the medical education sector writing submissions and tender proposals. Minh has also been involved in volunteer work since 1992, and was a volunteer in one of CISVic's agencies for a period of 2 years. Since 1995, Minh has been involved in the Vietnamese community in Melbourne and Darwin, and is a founding member of an Australian based Vietnamese foundation raising funds for invalid veterans in Viet Nam.


Jill Wilson, Sector Development Manager


Helen Besley, Training Officer

Helen holds a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education and a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment. She commenced work with CISVic in 2006. Her strong education background coupled with her own work experience in the community information and support sector make for an ideal trainer for new and existing staff and volunteers. Helen delivers accredited and non accredited training including Assess &Deliver Services to Clients with Complex Needs, Deliver Emergency Relief, Dealing with Challenging Situations, and Client Assessment. Helen has been a long-serving volunteer at a CISVic member agency.


Deborah Rosenberg, Field Educator & Trainer

Deborah has a number of qualifications in social work and education including a Masters of Social Work, a Diploma in Speech and Drama Teaching and certificates in counselling, Teaching English as a Second Language and Vocational Education and Training.   She has worked in both government and community sectors including three CISVic member agencies, in private practice as a loss and grief counsellor and in tertiary education.  Most of Deborah's work, as both a teacher and social worker, has been in the City of Greater Dandenong, a municipality that she loves for it's multicultural mix and connectedness to global issues. Deborah has a special interest in work-related deaths and in protecting girls from being sex trafficked, through her work with international aid agency, Free To Shine. 


Anne-Marie Yung, Office Coordinator

Anne-Marie has a Certificate in Banking Studies, Advanced certificate in secretarial studies, and Final certificate in Advanced bookkeeping and accounts. She has been with CISVic since 2004 and prior to that was a volunteer at a CISVic member agency. Anne-Marie’s professional career included a range of positions with the Mauritius Commercial Bank including team coordinator, loans analyst and manager of the electronic banking unit.