Our 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 - Kaiwhakahaere Hangarau / IT and Contracts Manager
  • Sonny Alesana - Te Pou Taki / Cultural Advisor
  • Caroline Sainty - Kaiawhi Tumuaki / PA to GM and Board
  • Lindi Rule - Quality Kaiwhakahaere (H&S Representative)
  • Rossana Rogers - Kaiawhi Rōpū Whakahaere /
    Management Team Support - Finance/IT/Social Media

Pūkenga Mātauranga Whakapakari / Health Education and Promotion

  • Alice Chisnall-Kalouniviti

Kai Whakatuarā Rangatahi / Rangatahi Suicide Prevention Coordinator

  • Sheridan Duncan
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

 

     

    Wairau / Blenheim

    Ripeka Houkamau - Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere / Clinical Lead
    Niki Waitai - Taituarā / Assistant Administrator

    Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified Experienced Nurses

    • Ripeka Houkamau
    • Brad Inobio
    • Mary Johnsen
    • Contessa Popata

    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

    • Marg Crosby
    • John Hart (CAMHS/Mental Health)
    • Sharlene Maniapoto
    • Karena Martin (Mental Health)
    • Gaylene Te Hore
    • Viveyan Tuhimata-Weke (H&S Representative)

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

    • Fawad Shah  
    • Mares Martin

    Outreach Immunisation

    • Amber Kerehoma-McIntyre
    • Sharon Osbourne
    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

     Pūkenga Manaaki / Emergency Response

    • Flo Joyce

    Tamariki Ora Nurses / Mothers and babies under five Nurses

    • Rosie Mackie
    • Amber Kerehoma-McIntyre
    • Sharon Osbourne

      Te Hā Pūkenga Manaaki / Stop Smoking Navigator

      • Brenda Chilvers

      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

      Michelle Edwards - Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere / Clinical Lead
      Dianne McDonald - Poutoko Tua Rua / 2IC
      Michelle Trow - Taituarā / Assistant Administrator

      Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified experienced nurses

      • Juanita Akauola
      • Carlie Tahu
      • Michelle Edwards
      • Trudy Gibson
      • Sapphire Kaahu
      • Dianne MacDonald
      • Tania Penaia-Ryan

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

      • Blair Carpenter
      • Deborah Tauwhare 
      • Rangi Kohe

      Tamariki Ora Nurses / Mothers and babies under five Nurses

      • Debbie Kotua
      • Juanita Akauola

      Whānau Kaimahi-a-iwi / Social Worker

      • Toni Maui
      • Sheridan Duncan (maternity cover)

       

       

      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
      • Rana Eggers
      • John Harris (Mental Health)
      • Brenda McQuillan (CAMHS)
      • Sheryl Takiari (Mental Health)
      • Walter Tia

      Te Hā Pūkenga Manaaki / Stop Smoking Navigator

      • Sonia Hepi-Treanor
         
        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

        Motueka

        Lydia Mains - Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere / Clinical Lead
        Karen Davidson - Poutoko Tua Rua / 2IC

        Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified experienced nurses

        • Karen Davidson 
        • Lydia Mains
        • Gaynor Rikihana

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

        • John Semmens

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

        • Jackie Benjamin
        • John Semmens

        Whānau Kaimahi-a-iwi / Social Worker

         

        • Sheridan Duncan

         

          Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki / Experienced Community Support Navigators

          • Alice Adair (Mental Health and H&S Representative)
          • Larry Bailey
          • Gloria Eggeling
          • Ngaire Hira
          • Jocie Weka (CAMHS)