To Tatou Kaimahi / Our Staff

Te Piki Oranga employs staff throughout Te Tau Ihu O Te Waka o Maui (Top of of the South) to deliver their core work programmes, and specialist or experts for one-off projects.

Our kaimahi (staff) bring a range of skills and experience across different professions, disciplines and support areas.  Our health hubs are based in Waimeha/Richmond, Wairau/Blenheim, Whakatū/Nelson and Motueka and within each of these locations staff work collaboratively according to individual and whānau need. 

Te Piki Oranga kaimahi are both local iwi and ngā māta waka – we are from across all eight iwi of Te Tau Ihu and have people who are Pacific Islanders and other nationalities.

If you would like to join our team, see our vacancies here.

 

Waimeha / Richmond
Head Office

Rōpū Whakahaere / Management Team

  • Anne Hobby - Tumuaki / General Manager

  • Ra Hippolite - Kaipakihi Kaiwhakahaere / Business Support Manager

  • Sonny Alesana - Te Pou Taki / Cultural Advisor and Rangatahi Pou Tangata / Service Champion: Youth

  • Caroline Sainty - Kaiawhi Tumuaki / PA to GM and Board

  • Lindi Rule - Quality Kaiwhakahaere / Quality Manager (H&S Representative)

  • Rossana Rogers - Kaipakihi Tautoko Kaiwhakahaere /
    Business Support - Finance/IT/Communications

Te Pae Oranga Kaikawe Kōrero / Coordinator

  • Melissa Linton (Contractor)

  • Betty Soane

 Front row from left: Jane du Feu, Rossana Rogers, Anne Hobby, Lindi Rule, Kereopa Ratapu, Caroline Sainty  Back row from left: Sonny Alesana, Rātapu Hippolite

Front row from left: Jane du Feu, Rossana Rogers, Anne Hobby, Lindi Rule, Kereopa Ratapu, Caroline Sainty

Back row from left: Sonny Alesana, Rātapu Hippolite

Taituarā Rangatahi / Youth Support Worker

  • Tanya Tauwhare

 

Wairau / Blenheim

Ricky Carr - Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere / Site Manager and Koroua me Kuia Pou Tangata / Service Champion: Elderly
Mary Johnsen - Nehi Arahanga / Clinical Lead

Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified Experienced Nurses

  • Jessica Hill

  • Mary Johnsen

  • Ann Mercer

Ngā Pūkenga Hauora Hinengaro, ō ngā Tamariki me Rangatahi / Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Clinicians

  • Robyn Cliff

Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki / Experienced Community Support Navigators

  • Brenda Chilvers (Te Hā / Stop Smoking)

  • Marg Crosby (Koroua me Kuia / Elderly)

  • John Hart (CAMHS/Mental Health)

  • Flo Joyce (Emergency Response)

  • Karena Martin (Mental Health)

  • Viveyan Tuhimata-Weke (H&S Representative)

  • Nicky Waitai (Tamariki Ora)

Ngā Pūkenga Toitu Te Ora, a Waipiro me Tarutaru Kino / Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellors 

  • Alivia Bowe

  • Mares Martin

 Front row from left: John Hart, Ripeka Houkamau, Flo Joyce, Mares Martin, Alison Hills, Karena Martin, Amber Kerehoma-McIntyre, Marg Crosby, Janine Kydd, Fawad Shah  Back row from left: Isla Taunoa, Viveyan Tuhimata-Weke, Warren Sadd, Robyn Cliff, Contessa Popata, Lindi Rule, Kim Freeth, Gaylene Te Hore, Brad Inobio

Front row from left: John Hart, Ripeka Houkamau, Flo Joyce, Mares Martin, Alison Hills, Karena Martin, Amber Kerehoma-McIntyre, Marg Crosby, Janine Kydd, Fawad Shah

Back row from left: Isla Taunoa, Viveyan Tuhimata-Weke, Warren Sadd, Robyn Cliff, Contessa Popata, Lindi Rule, Kim Freeth, Gaylene Te Hore, Brad Inobio

Outreach Immunisation

  • Sharon Osbourne

  • Alamein Ward

Tamariki Ora Nurses / Mothers and babies under five Nurses

  • Rosie Mackie

  • Sharon Osbourne

Whānau Kaimahi-a-iwi / Social Worker

  • Alena Andrews

  • Kim Freeth

 
 Front row from left: Emz Schwass, Dianne McDonald, Flo Joyce, Micelle Edwards, Janos Araneta, Toni Maui, Alice Chisnall  Back row from left: Jaine Cronin, Debbie Kotua, Stacy Currin-Steer, Lulu Purda, Debbie Tauwhare, Leza Barnes, Michelle Trow, Blair Carpenter, Rana Eggers, Walter Tia, Brenda McQuillan

Front row from left: Emz Schwass, Dianne McDonald, Flo Joyce, Micelle Edwards, Janos Araneta, Toni Maui, Alice Chisnall

Back row from left: Jaine Cronin, Debbie Kotua, Stacy Currin-Steer, Lulu Purda, Debbie Tauwhare, Leza Barnes, Michelle Trow, Blair Carpenter, Rana Eggers, Walter Tia, Brenda McQuillan

Whakatū / Nelson

Karen Davidson - Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere / Site Manager and Pakeke Pou Tangata / Service Champion: Adults
Dianne McDonald - Nehi Arahanga / Clinical Lead
Michelle Trōw - Taituarā / Assistant Administrator and Te Hā  / Stop Smoking Administrator

Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified experienced nurses

Ngā Pūkenga Toitu Te Ora, a Waipiro me Tarutaru Kino / Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellors

  • Rangi Kohe

  • Deborah Tauwhare

Tamariki Ora Nurses / Mothers and babies under five Nurses

  • Juanita Akauola

  • Debbie Kotua

  • Marissa Scott

Whānau Kaimahi-a-iwi / Social Worker

  • Stacy Currin-Steer

  • Toni Maui

  • Hayley Veatupu (Student)

  • Juanita Akauola

  • Shelley Carter (Enrolled Nurse)

  • Karen Davidson

  • Trudy Gibson

  • Sapphire Kaahu

  • Dianne MacDonald

  • Carlie McBrearty

  • Marissa Scott

  • Carter Stormann

Ngā Pūkenga Hauora Hinengaro, ō ngā Tamariki me Rangatahi / Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Clinicians

  • Emz Schwass

Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki / Experienced Community Support Navigators

  • Leza Barnes

  • Shelley Carter (H&S Representative)

  • Jaine Cronin (Koroua me Kuia / Elderly)

  • Rana Eggers

  • John Harris (Mental Health)

  • Sonia Hepi-Treanor (Te Hā / Stop Smoking)

  • Brenda McQuillan (CAMHS)

  • Sheryl Takiari (Mental Health)

  • Walter Tia

 

Motueka

 Front row from left: Ngaire HIra, Debi Jones, Alice Adair, Jocie Weka, Gaynor Rikihana, Natasha Cunningham  Back row from left: Jackie Benjamin, Karen Davidson, Lydia Mains, Chelle Davies

Front row from left: Ngaire HIra, Debi Jones, Alice Adair, Jocie Weka, Gaynor Rikihana, Natasha Cunningham

Back row from left: Jackie Benjamin, Karen Davidson, Lydia Mains, Chelle Davies

Lydia Mains - Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere / Site Manager and Pepe Tamariki Pou Tangata / Service Champion: Mothers and Babies
Dave Emerson - Nehi Arahanga / Clinical Lead
Marie Holman - Taituarā / Assistant Administrator

Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified experienced nurses

  • Dave Emerson

  • Amber Ford (NetP)

  • Lydia Mains

  • Gaynor Rikihana

Tamariki Ora Nurses / Mothers and babies under five Nurses

  • Juanita Akauola

Whānau Kaimahi-a-iwi / Social Worker

  • Julie Ulutupu

Ngā Pūkenga Hauora Hinengaro, ō ngā Tamariki me Rangatahi / Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Clinicians

  • John Semmens

Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki / Experienced Community Support Navigators

  • Alice Adair (Mental Health and H&S Representative)

  • Larry Bailey

  • Sheridan Duncan (maternity leave)

  • Gloria Eggeling

  • Jocie Weka (CAMHS)

Ngā Pūkenga Toitu Te Ora, a Waipiro me Tarutaru Kino / Alcohol and Other Drug Counsellors

  • Jackie Benjamin

  • John Semmens