Stephanie has been involved with Te Wana since its inception through her Program Director role in Australia. She assisted in development of the standards, reviewer training and was Review Coordinator for two New Zealand reviews each year through to 2006. Stephanie held the position of Te Wana Director during 2007/08 and returned as transition leader in June 2012. Stephanie has extensive experience working in Ministry and community non-government organisations and has clinical experience.
Jane joined Te Wana staff in August 2012 having been Te Wana Internal Contact for Nelson-Marlborough-West Coast Plunket and a regular Te Wana peer reviewer since 2005. Jane brings organisational and administrative strengths and extensive knowledge of one of Te Wana’s largest clients.
Te Arawa – Ngati Tuwharetoa
Charlene’s journey in health started in 2006 as a young mother working for Ngati Porou Hauora. After moving to Wellington, Charlene started employment with Health Care Aotearoa and also started training as a Reviewer for Te Wana Quality Programme. Charlene rejoined Te Wana in 2016 and enjoys being able to work alongside a dynamic team who endeavour to deliver a quality service ‘for the people, by the people’ in supporting the kaupapa of Te Wana.
Briar has recently returned to Te Wana. Briar brings a wealth of experience having worked previously in central government, and moved into the health sector working with medical services. Briar provides essential support to the team, as well as providing a central point of liaison with our client services and other stakeholders.
Anthea holds a Masters of Social Work and post graduate qualifications in human resource management. Anthea has worked in the health, housing and human services sectors in both government and not for profit contexts, and as an assessor in these sectors for many years. Her experience includes direct service delivery within child and family health, specialist housing services, child safety and early intervention, out of home care, early childhood and disability services. She also has many years’ experience managing multifaceted services at both an operational and strategic level and an active participant on not-for-profit Boards.
Trish is a writing, business development, governance, and quality management specialist. Trish is passionate about quality and continuous improvement in organisations and has utilised her experience across all levels of government, human services and community health sectors. Trish has written standards for the psychosocial mental health sector, contributed to standards reviews and has reviewed in excess of 100 organisations against a variety of standards across Australia and New Zealand since 2006.
Orana has been part of the quality team at Te Wana since 2016. Orana is a lecturer at Wairaiki Institute of Technology School of Nursing and Health Studies. Orana has a clinical nursing background and is an oncology nurse in Tauranga.
Finance and IT Coordinator
Vernon has been involved in the not-for-profit sector for many years assisting organisations with their financial and IT systems, as well as being a governance board member for Te Whāriki Takapou (trading name of Te Puāwai Tapu Trust).