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
  • 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

  • Mary Johnsen
  • Ayla Legg (NetP)
  • Joanne McClelland

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 

  • 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

    • Juanita Akauola
    • Janos Araneta (Casual)
    • Shelley Carter (Enrolled Nurse)
    • Karen Davidson
    • Trudy Gibson
    • Jai Hiku (Student Nurse)
    • Sapphire Kaahu
    • Dianne MacDonald
    • Carlie McBrearty
    • Marissa Scott
    • Carter Stormann

    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
    • Toni Maui
    • Hayley Veatupu (Student)

    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)
    • Karina Hippolite (Oral Health)
    • 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

    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

    • Julie Ulutupu

          Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki / Experienced Community Support Navigators

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

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

          • Jackie Benjamin
          • John Semmens