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 Administrator - Finance/IT/Communications

Taituarā Rangatahi / Youth Support Worker

  • Tanya Tauwhare
 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

Vacant - Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere / Site Manager and Koroua me Kuia Pou Tangata / Service Champion: Elderly
Niki Waitai - Taituarā / Assistant Administrator

Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified Experienced Nurses

  • Jessica Foster
  • Brad Inobio
  • Mary Johnsen
  • Ayla Legg (NetP)

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 (Koroua me Kuia)
  • John Hart (CAMHS/Mental Health)
  • 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

  • Sharon Osbourne
  • Alamein Ward
 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 Navigator

  • Flo Joyce

Tamariki Ora Nurses / Mothers and babies under five Nurses

  • Rosie Mackie
  • Sharon Osbourne

    Te Hā Pūkenga Manaaki / Stop Smoking Navigator

    • Brenda Chilvers

    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

    Michelle Edwards - Pūkenga Kaiwhakahaere / Site Manager and Pakeke Pou Tangata / Service Champion: Adults
    Dianne McDonald - Poutoko Tua Rua / Second In-Charge
    Michelle Trōw - Taituarā / Assistant Administrator

    Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified experienced nurses

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

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

    • Blair Carpenter
    • 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 (maternity leave)
    • Toni Maui
    • Roberta Simpkins

    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)
    • 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
       

      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
      Karen Davidson - Poutoko Tua Rua / Second In-charge
      Chevelle Davies & Marie Holman - Ngā Taituarā / Assistant Administrators (job-share)

      Ngā Pūkenga Atawhai / Qualified experienced nurses

      • Karen Davidson
      • Amber Ford (NetP)
      • Lydia Mains
      • Gaynor Rikihana

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

      • John Semmens

      Tamariki Ora Nurses / Mothers and babies under five Nurses

      • Juanita Akauola

      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
            • Jocie Weka (CAMHS)

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

            • Jackie Benjamin
            • John Semmens