Transforming Communities Through Tailored HR Solutions

Specialising in the Aboriginal community-controlled sector, Abundance HR offers a comprehensive suite of services to drive growth, foster culturally sensitive change, and enhance organisational success. Join us on a journey to make the world a better place.

Empowering Aboriginal Community-Based Organisations

Abundance HR is a trailblazer in empowering Aboriginal community-based organisations to not just succeed but to thrive. With a wealth of experience gained through years of on-ground work, we've perfected the art of closely collaborating with stakeholders. This enables us to swiftly and professionally identify objectives, ensuring your organisation's growth and success remain at the forefront of our strategies.

Navigating culturally sensitive transformative change

Our decades of HR expertise within community-controlled organisations have honed our ability to drive transformative change in culturally sensitive environments. By deeply understanding the structure and operations of Aboriginal community controlled medical and community organisations, we are uniquely poised to guide and support your journey of growth. Our extensive client list includes many respected organisations across Australia, testament to our expertise in the field.

Elevating HR capacity for
long-term success

At Abundance HR, we don't settle for quick fixes. We are dedicated to fostering long-term success by developing your organisation's HR capacity. Our specialised expertise empowers your team with the skills they need to excel and thrive. We prioritise the development of internal HR capacity, focusing on enhancing management capability to fortify your organisation from within. As proud partners of Employment Hero, a top HR and people management system, we ensure state-of-the-art solutions tailored to your needs.

Genuine business partner approach

What truly sets us apart is our authentic business partner approach. We immerse ourselves in your organisation's culture, success drivers, and challenges. Face-to-face collaboration is at the heart of our strategy. Our consultants are eager to be on-site, working closely with your team to deeply understand your unique requirements. This approach fosters meaningful connections, enabling us to craft HR solutions that perfectly align with your objectives.

Comprehensive suite of HR services

Strategic HR

Customised solutions to align HR practices with business goals.

Change Management

Managing transitions with efficiency and cultural sensitivity.

Organisational Development

Enhancing organisational performance through planned, systematic change.

Structure Review

Evaluating and redesigning organisational structure for optimal functionality.


Customised training modules for ongoing skill development.

Industrial Relations

Managing relations between employers, employees, and unions.

Performance Management

Fostering employee development and achievement of goals.

Workplace Health and Safety

Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment.

Accredited DiSC trainers

Our decades of HR expertise within community-controlled organisations have honed our ability to drive transformative change in culturally sensitive environments. By deeply understanding the structure and operations of Aboriginal community controlled medical and community organisations, we are uniquely poised to guide and support your journey of growth. Our extensive client list includes many respected organisations across Australia, testament to our expertise in the field.
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Toni Holmes

Office Manager and HR Assistant

With a solid foundation in office management, Toni Holmes brings a wealth of experience from diverse sectors to Abundance HR. Adept with a Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping, Toni has seamlessly supported professional office environments spanning early education, community services, and medical centres. Now, she underpins all administrative functions at Abundance HR, ensuring that our operations run smoothly and efficiently.

While Toni is already a cornerstone in office management, her dedication to professional growth is evident as she embarks on her Certificate IV in Human Resources. This commitment is not just theoretical; Toni actively assists clients with recruitment and various HR tasks, showcasing her versatility and dedication to the HR field.

Beyond her professional achievements, Toni’s personal passions are deeply rooted in Aboriginal art and culture. A notable accomplishment includes her collaboration with local Aboriginal educators, bringing to life the multimedia Migaloo artwork at Hastings Primary School, a project that brought students and teachers together in artistic harmony. This blend of cultural appreciation and community involvement mirrors the ethos of Abundance HR, making Toni’s contribution invaluable.

Toni’s proficiency doesn’t stop with in-office tasks. She is instrumental in facilitating our team’s extensive travels, ensuring that wherever we are, our operational prowess remains uncompromised.

A valued team member of Abundance HR, Toni is also an active participant in the local ORRCA organisation, further emphasising her commitment to the community. We are proud to have her on our team and value her contributions to the organisation and broader community.

Kelli Dragos


Kelli Dragos, founder of Abundance HR, stands as a pillar of innovation and integrity in the field of Human Resources and recruitment, with a specialisation in supporting Aboriginal community-controlled organisations (ACCOs). Her deep commitment to understanding and resolving the distinct challenges faced by ACCOs has made her a trusted and renowned name in delivering comprehensive and culturally attuned recruitment and HR solutions.

With an career spanning over fifteen years in this sector, Kelli’s engagement with many Aboriginal community-controlled organisations has not only built HR capacity but also strengthened quality healthcare and community services. Her in-depth expertise, rich in practical knowledge, has been instrumental in providing strategic HR, change management, talent acquisition, performance management, employee relations, and organisational growth for many ACCOs.

Kelli is known for cultivating relationships based on trust, collaboration, and mutual respect, creating relationships that are genuine and enduring. Her strong educational background, paired with vast hands-on experience, has made her an invaluable advisor to create optimal HR strategies that respect and reflect the community-based nature of each organisation.
At the very heart of Kelli’s philosophy is her dedication to open communication, active listening, and an appreciation for the individual stories and wisdom within the communities she serves. Her commitment to fostering an inclusive environment empowers individuals and teams to excel, leading to enhanced healthcare services and positive impacts for the communities involved.

Kelli created Abundance Human Resources with the vision of making a lasting difference to ACCOs and their employees. Her unique understanding of the intricate dynamics of the Aboriginal community-controlled sector, coupled with her strong, enduring relationships, places her in a unique position to assist ACCOs in elevating their human resources practice.

Julia Trendall

Senior Human Resources Consultant

Julia Trendall is a seasoned Human Resources professional with a specialised focus on community-driven organisations. Her extensive academic background, including a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Marketing) and a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management, has laid the foundation for her innovative and compassionate approach to HR management.

With over 8 years of post-degree experience, Julia has developed an extraordinary ability to navigate the complex terrains of various sectors, including legal, health, large scale hospitals, education, aged care, and aboriginal community-controlled organisations.

A Passion for Growth and Development
Julia’s love for imparting knowledge and nurturing individuals in their HR careers sets her apart. She takes immense pride in building HR capacity within organisations and guiding managers to the next level of their professional development. Her work is more than a job; it’s a calling that brings fulfillment and positive change to the communities she serves.

A True Business Partner
Julia’s hands-on experience in complex HR environments enables her to take a true business partner approach, aligning HR strategies with organisational goals. Her insights and solutions are tailored to meet the unique needs of each community and organisation she works with.

Extensive Work with Aboriginal Community Organisations
Julia’s dedication to fostering growth extends to her work with Aboriginal community organisations. Traveling extensively to work onsite, she engages directly with communities, ensuring that her strategies are culturally sensitive and align with their specific needs and values.

Julia Trendall’s unique combination of experience, passion, and skills makes her an invaluable asset to any organisation seeking to strengthen its HR capacity. Her community-focused approach aligns perfectly with her goal to provide personalised, strategic solutions that empower individuals and organisations to thrive.

To connect with Julia or learn more about her services, please contact us or visit our services page.

Janet Dobbie

Senior Human Resources Consultant

Janet Dobbie has over 20 years of experience in human resources, working at a senior level across various sectors including government, not-for-profit, and corporate industries. She holds a Master in Business Administration (Public Sector Management), a Master of Education (Adult Education), and a Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching.

A passionate educator, Jan has also played an influential role as a teacher for the Diploma of Human Resources at TAFE. Her dedication to fostering professional growth within the HR community is marked by a firm commitment to building organisational capacity.

Jan is also known for her commitment to social justice and community service. Over the years, she has volunteered her time and skills to various causes, especially in Aboriginal communities. Her work in these areas reflects her belief in applying her professional talents to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Her involvement in community-focused projects showcases her belief in the transformative power of human resources, extending its principles to create opportunities, enhance lives, and build bridges within marginalized communities.

Jan’s wealth of knowledge, experience, and commitment to social change is a driving force for her success in the Aboriginal community controlled sector.