Our Team

steph Stephanie Pope
Strategic Director
stephanie@tewana.org.nz
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 Jane Clark
Programme Manager
jane@tewana.org.nz
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.
  Charlene Ratana
Programme Coordinator
charlene@tewana.org.nz
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.
Awatea Mita
Project Administrator
awatea@tewana.org.nz
Awatea started with Te Wana in July 2016, and combines her work with studies at Victoria University, Wellington. Awatea brings a wealth of experience having worked previously in community services and the film and television industry, and provides essential support to the team as well as providing a central point of liaison with our client services and other stakeholders.
vernon-waretini Vernon Waretini
Finance and IT Coordinator
vernon@tewana.org.nz
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).