My role at Le Va is primarily working on the LifeKeepers national programme supporting communities to be better equipped to address suicide.
I am of Maori and Pakeha descent. My Mum’s parents travelled to NZ from England on the same boat but didn't meet until they courted in Rotorua. My Dad’s whanau hail from the King country, my Iwi is Ngaati Maniapoto and my Hapuu is Ngaati Urumumia from Otorohanga. I have two beautiful school age daughters who occupy a big portion of my spare time. They have got me running them around to their hip hop dance classes and an ever changing range of extracurricular activities (not complaining – kind of am).
The majority of my working life has been supporting young people towards better health outcomes. I completed a Bachelor of Human Services and majored in Youth and I am trained in mental health and adult education. I have done some study in Law and in Te Reo and I have just started working towards a P.G. Diploma in Business.
I am really excited to be involved with the great work that Le Va produces and look forward to seeing great outcomes for all New Zealanders.
Do the mahi, get the treats”