OUR STAFF

Te Paepae Arahi Trust is comprised of full-time and part-time staff, including qualified accredited DAPAANZ Clinicians, Counselors, Social Workers, Support Workers, and ancillary staff.

Jeremy

Kaiwhakahaere 

(General Manager)

 

 Jeremy is of Ngaariki Kaiputahi, Ngati Porou and Ngai Tuhoe decent.

 

Jeremy has extensive experience working in a range of sectors including roles within the Ministry of Health, GP Practice management, DHB Health management, NGO health and Social services management, Philanthropy, and community and education sectors. 

Jeremy is passionate about Kaupapa Maori Hauora Hinengaro services and it's effectiveness within our communities.

Contact:

jeremy@tepaepae.co.nz

Tommy

Kaiwhakahaere Whiwhinga

(New Business and Clinical Manager)

Tommy has worked in the mental health and addictions sector for the last 17 years. He started as a clinician then progressed to a supervisors, clinical director and general management roles. In 2017 he was the principal adviser of addictions at the Department of Corrections.


His passions lie in serving our tangata whaiora, whānau and hapori as a whole.
 

Contact:

tommy@tepaepae.co.nz

Tim

Kaitohutohu

(Clinician & Counselor)
Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)
Kaitautoko/Support Worker

IDAC Facilitator Upper Hutt

Tim originally hails from Hawaii, he's been a resident in Aotearoa for over 20 years. He facilitates the Upper Hutt Impaired Drivers Awareness Course (IDAC), and both Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt Men's Groups. He also provides Addictions and Mental health counselling.

 

Contact:

tim@tepaepae.co.nz

Eric

Kaiwhakahaere Tuarua (2IC)

Kaitautoko (Support Worker)

Eric is of Ngāi Tuhoe descent, originally from Whakatane and Waimana, his heart lies in community based mahi. His current roles are as a Support Worker, I.T. and Data Administrator and also does Co-Management of the organisation.

Contact:

eric@tepaepae.co.nz

Nicole

Kaimahi Rangatahi

(Youth Worker)

Kaitautoko (Support Worker)

"He kakano ahau I ruia mai I Rangiatea" - I am a seed born of greatness.

Nicole is a descendant of both Ngati Tuwharetoa and Ngati Raukawa. She currently co-facilitates the in school Ngatahi Takitahi 

programme within Te Awakairangi. She also works actively out in the community as a Kaitautoko.

Contact:

nicole@tepaepae.co.nz

Taylor

Kaiwhakarite (Social Worker)
Kaitautoko (Support Worker)

Taylor is of Te Ātihaunui-a-Papārangi and Tuhoe descent. She is actively out in the Hutt Valley community working with whanau, She also co-facilitates the 'Ka Hao Te Rangatahi' group programme within schools.

Contact:

taylor@tepaepae.co.nz

Soraya

Kaimahi Rangatahi

(Youth Worker)

Kaitautoko (Support Worker)

"Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari kē he toa takitini" - ‘My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many.’

Soraya is of Rongomaiwahine, Ngai Te Rakato, Ngati Kahungunu decent. Proudly (and loudly) from Te Mahia Peninsula in Hawkes Bay, she has over 8 years of experience working in the Youth Education sector.

 

When she's not in the community as a Kaitautoko she is leading and co-facilitating the Ngatahi Takitahi programme.

Contact:

soraya@tepaepae.co.nz

Jasmine

Kaiwhakarite (Social Worker)
Kaitautoko (Support Worker)

IDAC Facilitator Lower Hutt

Jasmine is of Ngāti Porou and Ngā Puhi descent and is a recent social work graduate, who is passionate about helping individuals and families to achieve whānau ora. She uses client centered and strengths based approaches to help tangata whaiora to achieve a sense of purpose and wellness.
 

Contact:

jasmine@tepaepae.co.nz

Charlotte

Kaiwhakatau Manuhiri

(Administrator,Receptionist)

Charlotte is of Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Maniapoto descent, She is the Administrator and Kaiawhina of our organisation.

Contact:

charlotte@tepaepae.co.nz