Board Members

Senior Management

Kaimahi

Whero likes to jump, jump, jump!

Whero likes to jump, jump, jump!

Manui Tuakura

Manui Tuakura

Lead Professional Children's Team

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Whero the red devil

Nick Clothier

Nick Clothier

Whānau worker, Family Start

Syria Moore

Syria Moore

Whānau Worker, Family Start

Sherin Johny

Sherin Johny

Admin, Children's Team

Thea King

Thea King

Team Leader, Kāinga Rua

Vicky Sanders

Vicky Sanders

Whānau Worker, Family Start

Vicki Albert

Vicki Albert

Lead Professional, Children's Team I ensure that Tamariki and their Whānau remain central to any decisions made about them. Providing Tamariki and whānau with sufficient information to empower them to make their own decisions. Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te Waka, Ko Manuga Taniwha te Maunga Ko Te Hapu te awa Ko Kohatutaka te Hapū Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi Ko Mangamuka te Marae.

Merlyn Ross Espejo

Merlyn Ross Espejo

Whānau Worker, Family Start Born in the Philippines NZ Citizen Registered Social Worker SWRB Member, ANZAW

Jannica Clark

Jannica Clark

Placement Student

Danika Armstrong

Danika Armstrong

Whānau worker, Family Start Ko Cornwall te waka, I tipu ake ahau ki te taha o Pirongia, I tipu ake ahau ki te taha o Waikato, Ko Ngati Pakeha te iwi, No Kirikiriroa ahau, Ko Danika toku ingoa I work alongside whanau to awhi and empower them to ensure their needs are met. I love going on adventures and travelling to new places, I like to read and enjoy spending time with my family.

Lamberta Ramos Diego

Lamberta Ramos Diego

Whānau Worker, Family Start SWRB NZ, Registered Social Worker. From the Philippines, NZ Citizen, 3 adult sons and 4 grandchildren. Kia ora! I am honored to be part of whānau in achieving best results for their Pēpi through our Ara Matua parenting resources and collaboration with external agencies. God bless.

Kelsi McGougan

Kelsi McGougan

Whānau Worker, Family Start Ko Mauao te maunga, Ko Tauranga te moana. Karekau he Hapū, he Iwi rānei. Engari he hua kē au o Aotearoa. In my role, I work alongside whānau and their pēpē supporting them with parenting, education, health, relationships, environment and safety. I absolutely love the beach! I am happiest when with my whānau, friends and my two dogs. I have a passion for motorsport and hip hop dance.

Vicki Pakinga

Vicki Pakinga

Lead Professional, Children's Team

Rebekah Crosswell

Rebekah Crosswell

Whānau worker, Family Start

Jade Mathewson

Jade Mathewson

Whānau worker, Family Start

Andi Stockman

Andi Stockman

Kaitiaki, Kāinga Rua. Ko Tainui te waka, Ko Pirongia te maunga, Ko Waikato te Awa, Ngati Waha te Hapu, Ko Rakaunui te Marae. I walk with Whanau and Tamariki on their journey to ensure their needs are met and help them with the things they identify they need. I love being with my whanau and my Mokopuna are my life. I enjoy growing my own veges, having my own chickens & sharing with others.

Christine Brunt-Hawea

Christine Brunt-Hawea

Team Leader, Family Start I whakapapa to Ngapuhi - Ngati Tamatera and on my father’s side Apia Samoa. I work alongside a team of nine kaimahi who are strong and passionate about their mahi. I am blessed with four mokopuna and our great moko has brought us much love and joy.

Dianne (DJ) Johnson

Dianne (DJ) Johnson

Lead Professional, Children's Team Rereahu te Iwi, Rereahu te Marae, Rereahu - he Tangata, he Tangata, he Tangata.

Dona Turiaki

Dona Turiaki

Whānau Worker, Family Start

Te Waiata Ngaru-Waho

Te Waiata Ngaru-Waho

Lead Professional Children's Team T- Tewaiata E - enjoys working with W - Whanau A - and their Tamariki to I - identify areas of support to A - achieve positive outcomes T - that will empower A – all whanau He aha te mea nui o te ao What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

Jaehyuk Lee

Jaehyuk Lee

Family Support Worker, Family Start Ko Korean Air te waka. Ko Waikato River te awa, Ko Gwangsan Lee te hapū, Ko Lee te iwi, Ko Kirikiriroa Marae te marae. I work with tamariki under 5 and their whānau to ensure tamariki needs are met. I love watching EPL soccer matches, and a big fan of Tottenham Hot-Spur, Kirikiriroa Hamilton City is my hometown in NZ, love the community and helping people, whānau in need, and first of all love my wife and two sons.

Sofia Gonzalez

Sofia Gonzalez

Whānau Worker, Family Start

Jayden Abraham

Jayden Abraham

Team Coordinator, Children's Team

Tanya Parsonson

Tanya Parsonson

Support Manager, Children's Team

Christina (Chrissy) Douglas

Christina (Chrissy) Douglas

Lead Professional / Child Advocate

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Jannica Clark

Placement Student

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