Kia ora. I live in West Auckland and I’m a proud mum to two children with neurodiversity. I became a member of FASD-CAN to learn from others when my daughter was diagnosed with FASD.
I’ve found the peer support and information to be invaluable. I’ve recently joined the board in order to bring my professional and deeply personal experience to help grow the organisation to ensure those affected by FASD are seen, heard, understood and supported.
I initially began community work as a volunteer at Women’s Refuge while at university and have now worked for over twenty five years in the community sector. In more recent years I’ve held senior management roles in the social services focused on family violence, suicide, and support services for victims of serious crime.
I bring this experience as well as a genuine passion for social equity and community development to my current role as Chief Executive of MPHS (McLaren Park Henderson South) Community Trust.