To Tatou Kaimahi / Our Staff

Te Piki Oranga employs kaimahi (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 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 kaimahi 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

Anne Hobby - Tumuaki (General Manager)
Caroline Sainty - Kaiawhi Tumuaki me ngā Poari (PA to GM and Board)
Sonny Alesana - Te Pou Taki (Cultural Advisor) and Rangatahi Pou Tangata (Service Champion: Youth)
Ra Hippolite - Kaipakihi Kaiwhakahaere (Business Support Manager)
Lydia Mains - Tūhono Kaiwhakahaere
Rossana Rogers - Kaipakihi Tautoko Whakahaere
(Business Support - Finance/IT/Communications)
Lindi Rule - Quality Kaiwhakahaere (Quality Manager) and H&S Representative
Grayson Nepia - Taituarā (Receptionist/Assistant Administrator)

He Tangata Kaitiaki / Driving Instructor

  • Allanya Misiepo

Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki / Adult Mental Health Navigators

  • John Harris

  • Sheryl Takiari

Taituarā Rangatahi / Youth Support Worker

  • Tanya Tauwhare

From left: Ra Hippolite, Caroline Sainty, Grayson Nepia, Brittani Beavis, Rossana Rogers, Betty Soane, Anne Hobby, Sonny Alesana

From left: Ra Hippolite, Caroline Sainty, Grayson Nepia, Brittani Beavis, Rossana Rogers, Betty Soane, Anne Hobby, Sonny Alesana

Te Pae Oranga Kaikawe Kōrero / Coordinator

  • Melissa Linton (Contractor)

  • Betty Soane

Te Puna Kai Ora / Dietician

  • Brittani Beavis

 

Wairau / Blenheim

Ricky Carr - Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere (Site Manager) and Koroua me Kuia Pou Tangata (Service Champion: Elderly)
Mary Johnsen - Nehi Arahanga (Clinical Lead)
Lindi Rule - Quality Kaiwhakahaere (Quality Manager) and H&S Representative
Viveyan Tuhimata-Weke - Taituarā (Receptionist/Assistant Administrator)

Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified Experienced Nurses

  • Jessica Hill

  • Mary Johnsen

  • Ann Mercer

  • Hannah Morgan (NetP)

  • Janelle Wilkey

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)

  • Lisa Marfell (Te Puna Hauora)

  • Karena Martin (Mental Health)

  • Viveyan Tuhimata-Weke (H&S Representative)

  • Nicky Waitai (Tamariki Ora)

  • Pera Wills (Mental Health)

From front to back from left: Marg Crosby, Brenda Chilvers, Flo Joyce, Ala Ward, Mares Martin, Karena Martin, Sharon Osbourne, Ricky Carr, Rosie Mackie, John Hart, Alivia Bowe, Kim Freeth, Niki Waitai, Viveyan Tuhimata-Weke, Mary Johnsen, Jessica Hill, Robyn Cliff

From front to back from left: Marg Crosby, Brenda Chilvers, Flo Joyce, Ala Ward, Mares Martin, Karena Martin, Sharon Osbourne, Ricky Carr, Rosie Mackie, John Hart, Alivia Bowe, Kim Freeth, Niki Waitai, Viveyan Tuhimata-Weke, Mary Johnsen, Jessica Hill, Robyn Cliff

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

  • Alivia Bowe

  • Mares Martin

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

  • 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 (Receptionist/Assistant Administrator)
and Te Hā  / Stop Smoking Administrator
Tina Fortune - Taituarā (Receptionist/Assistant Administrator)

Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki / Experienced Community Support Navigators

  • Leza Post (Tamariki Ora)

  • Shelley Carter (H&S Representative)

  • Jaine Cronin (Koroua me Kuia / Elderly)

  • Rana Eggers

  • John Harris (Adult Mental Health)

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

  • Brenda McQuillan (CAMHS)

  • Sheryl Takiari (Adult Mental Health)

  • Walter Tia (Adult Mental Health)

Tamariki Ora Nurses / Mothers and babies under five Nurses

  • Juanita Akauola

  • Debbie Kotua

  • Marissa Scott

Whānau Kaimahi-a-iwi / Social Worker

  • Ngareta Campion

  • Toni Maui

Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified experienced nurses

  • Juanita Akauola

  • Debbie Capatina

  • Shelley Carter (Enrolled Nurse)

  • Karen Davidson

  • Trudy Gibson

  • Jaimee Hiku (NetP)

  • Sapphire Kaahu

  • Dianne MacDonald

  • Carlie McBrearty

  • Marissa Scott

  • Carol Whitfield

Lactation Consultant

  • Debbie Kotua

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

  • Emz Schwass

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

  • Rangi Kohe

  • Deborah Tauwhare

Pūkenga Manaaki Oranga Niho / Oral Health Navigator

  • Elly van der Zwaag

 

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 (Receptionist/Assistant Administrator)

Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified experienced nurses

  • Dave Emerson

  • Amber Ford

  • Lydia Mains

  • Gaynor Rikihana

  • Kim Tipene

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

  • Jackie Benjamin

  • John Semmens

Tamariki Ora Nurses / Mothers and babies under five Nurses

  • Juanita Akauola

Whānau Kaimahi-a-iwi / Social Worker

  • Ngareta Campion

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 (Koroua me Kuia / Elderly)

  • Gloria Eggeling

  • Marianna Gargiulo

  • Jocie Weka (CAMHS)