Our Team

Leadership

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Raechel Osborne​

Chief Executive

Raechel Osborne​

Qualifications

  • RGON (Registered General & Obstetric Nurse)
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Certificate in Supervision
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Otago University

Experience

Raechel has over 35 years experience in health, social services and youth development and is currently CEO of KYS. Raechel has been a member of various regional and national groups, including as a member of the Regional Youth Mortality Review Committee; she has served on the University of Auckland Youth Health Specialisation Advisory Group and as an Executive Member of the national Youth One Stop Shop (YOSS) network and was a Finalist in the 2020 Women of Influence Awards.

Loves

Family, skiing, driving fast (when allowed!) and the odd spot of shopping.

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Debbie Jones

CLINICAL LEAD / NURSE

Debbie Jones

Qualifications

RGON (Registered General & Obstetric Nurse)
ADN (Advanced Diploma Nursing),
P.G. Cert, PHC (post-grad Certificate in Pulminary Health Care – Otago University)

Experience

I have been nursing for over 30 years, the last 7 years at KYS. Previously I worked at Hutt Hospital for 5 years in the Coronary Care Unit, and before that at Wellington Hospital.
I also nursed at various hospitals in London for 7 years.

Loves

Cooking, baking and eating – especially Indian food.

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Darcy Hata

Cultural Advisor

Darcy Hata

Qualifications

I am a Qualified Painter and Decorator. Level 3 Outdoor Activities Supervisor NZOIA

Experience

I worked as a Youth Mentor for Youthquest for 10 years. I’ve lived on the Kāpiti Coast since 2000. I’m married have 4 children and 2 mokopuna. I sing in church worship team

Loves

Whānau, Rugby, Rugby League, TAG, food mmmmm food. Let’s go the Warriors!

Health

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Debbie Jones

CLINICAL LEAD / NURSE

Debbie Jones

Qualifications

RGON (Registered General & Obstetric Nurse)
ADN (Advanced Diploma Nursing),
P.G. Cert, PHC (post-grad Certificate in Pulminary Health Care – Otago University)

Experience

I have been nursing for over 30 years, the last 7 years at KYS. Previously I worked at Hutt Hospital for 5 years in the Coronary Care Unit, and before that at Wellington Hospital.
I also nursed at various hospitals in London for 7 years.

Loves

Cooking, baking and eating – especially Indian food.

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Shelley Thomson

Doctor

Shelley Thomson

Qualifications

FRNZCGP, MBChB, BSc (Neuroscience)

Experience

Loves

Living and breathing CREATIVITY.

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Irena Steinfeld

DOCTOR

Irena Steinfeld

Qualifications

MD, fellowship in Family Medicine, Family Medicine Department, Haifa, Israel

Experience

Loves

Outdoor activities, running and tramping.

Eleana

Eleana Earon

Doctor

Eleana Earon

Qualifications

Qualifications:
MD, Fellowship Family Medicine, Tel Aviv University; BA Psychology, Hebrew University Jerusalem

Experience

After working overseas for some years, I moved to Kāpiti with my family in 2020, and have been working as a GP on the Coast since.

Loves

Nature, art, music, running and tramping, spending time with family and friends.

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Tahra Reynolds

Doctor

Tahra Reynolds

Qualifications

Experience

Loves

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Hannah Emery

NURSE

Hannah Emery

Qualifications

Bachelor of Nursing. Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice

Experience

I have been nursing for four years. I grew up in Kāpiti and attended Kāpiti college before moving to Auckland to study. Since graduating I have worked within primary health care – in a rural GP clinic north of Auckland, Urgent care in Auckland and a central Wellington GP clinic. I love being back in Kāpiti and working within the community.

Loves

Keeping active, the beach, walking my dog and seeing friends and family.

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Kate Douglas

NURSE

Kate Douglas

Qualifications

Bachelor of Nursing

Experience

Born and bred at KYS, I have been working here for the last 10 years.

Loves

Doing life with great friends and family.

Hayley

Hayley Marshall

Nurse

Hayley Marshall

Qualifications

Bachelor of Nursing

Experience

I’ve been nursing for last 7 years, specialising in paedeatrics in a hospital environment.

Loves

Netball, Mexican food, going on tropical overseas holidays and socialising with my pals.

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Brontë Tarttelin

Nurse

Brontë Tarttelin

Qualifications

Bachelor of Nursing

Experience

I have been nursing for over 7 years in the Kāpiti, Horowhenua and Manawatu regions. My background is predominantly in District Nursing in these communities as well as general practice nursing.

Loves

Spending time with my partner and children, going to the beach, and keeping active.

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Talia Pridachina

Nurse

Talia Pridachina

Qualifications

Bachelor of Nursing

Experience

I’ve recently started my first nursing job, right here at KYS!
While I was studying towards my nursing degree I worked at KYS part time, and previously had a wide range of experience in the hospitality, music and advertising industries including extensive customer service and tech support roles.

Loves

Anything artistic – painting, singing, the ocean, family, rescue cats.

MENTAL Health

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Liz Haxell

Team Lead / Psychologist

Liz Haxell

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts – major psychology, minor Sociology
Master of Educational Psychology, PGDip in Educational Psychology Practice

Experience

Following the completion of my Bachelors, I went overseas to travel and work for two years. On return, I continued my studies and began working at Central Regional Health School in the City. My research for my Masters involved understanding direct experiences of adolescent anxiety. During my internship I completed my placement at both Ministry of Education and KYS.

Loves

Being outdoors and active, food, cooking, any time with friends and family. My cat :D.

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Faye Hanna

Nurse Therapist

Faye Hanna

Qualifications

Registered General Nurse
Registered Mental Health Nurse
CBT Therapist Dip H.Sc
Theory of Psychotherapy Ashburn Clinic

Experience

I have worked in both the general and mental health fields for many years – most recently in the Brief Intervention and Community Sectors.
I am passionate about mental health and emotional wellbeing and enjoy working with a range of rangatahi.
I love watching young people grow and develop and find their strengths and passion in life.

Loves

Dance, movies, arts, culture, gardening, reading, yoga and walking with my dog. I love spending time with my family and friends.

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Jhial McGregor

AOD Counsellor / Kaibosh Coordinator

Jhial McGregor

Qualifications

Bachelors of Alcohol and Drug Studies

Experience

I spent 4 years as a youth drug and alcohol counsellor around the greater Wellington region working within schools and other social services. In 2016 I worked as a youth coach in the Porirua area and now am happy to be closer to home at KYS.

Loves

A good joke, music and family.

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Brett Jones

Nurse Therapist

Brett Jones

Qualifications

PG. Dip H.Ed Nursing Studies (UK)
PG. Diploma in Health Sciences with distinction (endorsed in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Experience

I am a registered nurse with over 20 years in the health sector, primarily mental health and addictions. Training and experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Transactional Analysis (TA) and Schema Therapy and have worked in a variety of different settings here, and in the UK.
I have a particular interest in how people heal from childhood trauma, and how we make wise choices and be our best, most compassionate selves to manage our present-day life challenges.

Loves

Family and friends; the Kāpiti Coast; good food; travel; french; learning, music, reading & cinema.

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Alana Malloy

Psychologist

Alana Malloy

Qualifications

PGDipClinPsyc; MSc

Experience

I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working with young people and their families.

Loves

In my non-work time, I like to sit in the sunshine, read a good book and play with my kids.

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Jacinda Shailer

Clinical Psychologist

Jacinda Shailer

Qualifications

Doctorate of Clinical Psychology
PGDipSci in Psychology
Bachelor of Science (Hons) – Psychology
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology & Education

Experience

I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 5 years’ experience working with young people presenting with a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties. My approach is empathetic, warm and non-judgemental. I aim to meet people where they are at, working alongside them in a collaborative way, to help them overcome their mental health challenges and improve their wellbeing. As a psychologist, I have worked across a range of settings including community child and adolescent mental health services as well as university and psychology clinics in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Loves

In my spare time I love going to the beach, enjoying good food and spending time with family and friends.

Roisin Whelan

Roisin Whelan

Clinical Psychologist

Roisin Whelan

Qualifications

Experience

Loves

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Ian Gutteridge

Psychologist

Ian Gutteridge

Qualifications

Bachelor of Health Science, in Psychology
Bachelor of Health Science, (Honours) in Psychology (First Class)
Master of Health Science, in Psychology (First Class)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology

Experience

For the last ten years I’ve studied and worked in the mental health field. As part of my Postgraduate Diploma, and my training as a Counselling Psychologist, I completed an internship placement at Anxiety NZ. When I start working with a young person, I focus on getting to know them and building connections with them, and then we can explore what’s bringing them to counselling. The main approaches that I have training and have experience in are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I have a strong interest in helping people to manage anxiety, as they discover the life they want to lead and the type of person they’d like to be while facing life’s challenges.

Loves

My whānau, my friends, visiting the beach, reading, movies, swimming, and…. STAR WARS.

Youth & TRANSITION SERVICES

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Victoria Thomas

Team Lead / Youth Services

Victoria Thomas

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social and Community Work

Experience

Hello, My name is Victoria Thomas, I’m the Team Leader for Youth Services at KYS. I have always enjoyed working with young people and helping them reach their goals.

Loves

I love to spend the weekends with my family exploring the outdoors.

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Effi Kondov

Youth Coach & Transition Coordinator

Effi Kondov

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts in Education and Sociology.

Experience

I Grew up on the Kāpiti Coast and, after a university stint in Palmerston North returned to work here on the Coast. Prior to KYS, I worked in the disability sector for 11 years, helping individuals make and achieve goals, enter into employment and enjoy their life. Since starting at KYS 4 years ago, I’ve worked as a Youth Coach and now am the Oranga Tamariki Transition Co-ordinator which involves supporting rangatahi find meaningful employment, navigate housing challenges and gain effective life skills.

Loves

All things animals, boxing, food, socialising, family, traveling and exploring!

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Nicole Gibbs

Social Worker / Youth Coach

Nicole Gibbs

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Work

Experience

I grew up on the Kāpiti Coast and while at Paraparaumu College I was a Youth Rep at KYS. After my degree, I moved to Auckland for a year or so and worked as a Social Worker before moving home to be with family, friends and my puppy, Oli. I am super happy to be back home, at KYS !!

Loves

Puppies (especially my pup, Oli), food, sunshine and adventures.

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Janelle Clare

Social Worker / Youth Coach

Janelle Clare

Qualifications

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Social Work
Certificate in International Women and Girls Health & Human Rights
Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health (currently studying)

Experience

I have worked in the health sector for the majority of my social work career, primarily in the areas of paediatrics and women’s health. I have a wide variety of experience in different areas of social work including family harm, child protection, maternal wellbeing, health and disability, traumatic injury and psychological first aid.
I am passionate about supporting children, young people and their families to navigate the challenges and obstacles they may face on their journey to adulthood.

Loves

My family, sunshine and the beach!

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Jordan Hunt

Social Worker / Youth Coach

Jordan Hunt

Qualifications

Bachelor of Social Work second class honours
Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)

Experience

Worked in a variety of community-based and government roles.

Loves

Family, sport and good banter.

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Izy Nelson-Will

Youth Coach

Izy Nelson-Will

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Learning (Secondary), Canterbury University

Experience

I am originally from Ōtautahi (Christchurch). I moved to the beautiful Kāpiti Coast in 2014 to teach at Kāpiti College in the PE and Science departments. I have also worked as a Health Promotor in Wellington and as an Alternative Education teacher in Porirua.

Loves

Animals (especially my cat and dogs), being outdoors, renovating and adventures.

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Darcy Hata

Youth Coach

Darcy Hata

Qualifications

I am a Qualified Painter and Decorator. Level 3 Outdoor Activities Supervisor NZOIA

Experience

I worked as a Youth Mentor for Youthquest for 10 years. I’ve lived on the Kāpiti Coast since 2000. I’m married have 4 children and 2 mokopuna. I sing in church worship team.

Loves

Whānau, Rugby, Rugby League, TAG, food mmmmm food. Let’s go the Warriors!

Laura

Laura Ziki

Youth Coach

Laura Ziki

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma of Teaching

Experience

I have worked in the youth sector in one form or another for 10 years now. From being a hip hop dance teacher, to running camps, to running multi-cultural youth nights and everything between. Formally I used to work for a STEM youth centre that taught technology and arts to young people then went to teaching. Prior to KYS I worked as a senior youth worker in the Oranga Tamariki Transition team at an NGO. I am now a Youth Coach, in the Youth service team here at KYS. Whilst I grew up and still live in Te awa kairangi ki tai (Lower Hutt) I’m excited to work and serve the KYS community.

Loves

I love anything arts! Baking, sewing, design and dancing. Also obsessed with my whanau, sunshine and the beach.

Stepping Stones

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Faye Meloche

Social Worker

Faye Meloche

Qualifications

BA – Education & Psychology
MSocWkSt – Social work

Experience

I was born in Canada but am a kiwi at heart, growing up in Wellington since I was little. I have experience working with rangatahi and neurodiversity in the community and government. It’s amazing to continue working with inspiring and creative young people.

Loves

All kinds of games, music, dogs, a good Netflix binge on a rainy day.

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Logan Hewitt

Youth Mentor

Logan Hewitt

Qualifications

Experience

I grew up on the Kāpiti Coast with my whanau. I attended Paraparaumu College up until 2021. During my college years I spent most of my time playing and coaching Hockey and Volleyball.

Loves

Sports (especially Hockey), Hanging with the bros, weekends, the outdoors and jamming tunes.

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Terry Poko

Youth Mentor

Terry Poko

Qualifications

Level 3 Outdoor Supervision Certificate

Experience

I grew up in South Auckland and lived there for 30+ years. I spent 14 years working in the manufacturing industry. In 2007 I decided to move to the Kāpiti Coast to be part of a youth program, Youthquest that helped young men aged 14-24 years of age who required direction and positive male role models. Mentoring was a key part of that transition for the young men.

Loves

I love any kind of sport or activity but I have a passion for Rugby League. Family is important to me, and so most weekends are spent hanging with my family, playing sports and socialising with friends. Huge fan of the NZ Warriors and only just converted to the Hurricanes.

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Lina Coromandel

Social Worker

Lina Coromandel

Qualifications

Experience

Loves

he kākano

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Christie Osborne

Youth Mentor

Christie Osborne

Qualifications

BA – Geography & Theatre
Post Grad Cert in Project Management
Qualified Ski instructor
Professional Firefighter

Experience

Born and bred on the Kāpiti Coast, I’ve worked in a variety of youth mentor roles at KYS and Camp America. I’m currently a fulltime professional firefighter and work part time mentoring at KYS.

Loves

Being fit and active, spending time with family, sunshine, skiing, quality reality TV.

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Logan Hewitt

Youth Mentor

Logan Hewitt

Qualifications

Experience

I grew up on the Kāpiti Coast with my whanau. I attended Paraparaumu College up until 2021. During my college years I spent most of my time playing and coaching Hockey and Volleyball.

Loves

Sports (especially Hockey), Hanging with the bros, weekends, the outdoors and jamming tunes.

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Tegan Harris

Youth Mentor

Tegan Harris

Qualifications

Experience

Kia ora, I’m Tegan! I work at Kāpiti Youth Support part time. I’ve grown up here on the Kāpiti Coast with my whānau. I started here as a Youth Rep and have been lucky enough to continue working at KYS while I complete my Political Communications degree at Victoria University, Wellington. I work in the He Kākano team alongside being a Youth Rep Coordinator.

Loves

I love a good Netflix show, camping, reading & going to the beach!

Project Youth

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George Coulton

Project Youth Coordinator

George Coulton

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts Honors – Medical anthropology

Bachelor of Science – Psychology and Anthropology

Experience

British born queer man, I spent a large majority of my work in the NGO sector, bouncing around working with young people with intellectual difficulties and also working in the sexual violence sector. I have experience working with a variety of at-risk communities and love working with neuro-divergent and rainbow young people.

Loves

Indoor plant mad – plant dad to an indoor jungle, so feel free to shout out for plant advice or nerding out!

Nerd at heart – Anything geeky brings me joy!

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Cayde Parslow

Project Youth Coordinator (Maternity leave)

Cayde Parslow

Qualifications

Bachelor of Youth Development (level 7)
New Zealand Diploma in Writing for Creative Industries (level 5)

Experience

Since beginning my studies in Youth Development in 2016, I have had a range of amazing and unique opportunities working with young people in a lot of different spaces. From animal therapy, movie making, creative technologies, creative writing and working alongside a school counsellor I’ve had the greatest pleasure of working with young people from all walks of life. As a rainbow person myself, it has been an absolute pleasure to have worked strongly with rainbow rangatahi throughout my youth worker journey.
My goal is to one day work as an English teacher in mainstream education to help young people enjoy the process of learning and help make their day to day life a little bit brighter.

Loves

Anything to do with Star Wars is the most important fact! But also video games, my dogs, writing, reading, art, sci-fi, music and boxing.

YOUNG PARENTS PROGRAMME

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Natalie Stevens

Young Parent Programme Coordinator

Natalie Stevens

Qualifications

Diploma in Youth Work
Personal Trainer
Qualified Driving Instructor

Experience

I grew up in Kāpiti, and after travelling to America and Australia I decided to return home and study personal training and youth work. I’m passionate about helping taiohi achieve their goals. I have been a Teacher Aid and facilitated group programs for at risk young people in the community. I’ve recently returned to work at KYS to support young parents.

Loves

MENTORING

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Darryl Gardiner

Mentor / Trainer

Darryl Gardiner

Qualifications

Experience

I have been involved with Youth and Community work for 30+ years, including running a boy’s home for 16 years. I travel extensively internationally training Youth and Community Workers and work with the Justice Department training and assisting judges in their communications with young people and their families in the courtroom.

Loves

Fishing and diving – I love venison and paua.

Youth Reps

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Alicia Claridge

Youth Rep

Alicia Claridge

Qualifications

Experience

Kia Ora everyone! My name is Alicia and I am a Youth Rep at KYS for 2024. I go to Kāpiti College, so if you see me wandering around say hello! My favourite things to do are play football and hangout with my cats (I have a lot of them). I’m also super passionate about community wellbeing, so this role is something I am super excited about this year and I can’t wait to do lots of cool things 🙂

Loves

Bridie

Bridie Stroud

Youth Rep

Bridie Stroud

Qualifications

Experience

Hey, my name is Bridie and I’m a year 13 student at Paraparaumu College. Along with being a KYS youth rep I am also a House Captain for Maungakotukutuku. In my spare time I love to dance and play football while surrounding myself with my family and friends. I cannot wait to be a KYS youth rep in 2024!!!!

Loves

Keira

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Youth Rep

Kiera Headifen

Qualifications

Experience

Kia Ora, my name’s Kiera and I’m super excited to be a Youth Rep for 2024! I’m a year 13 at Paraparaumu College, and I am lucky enough to be an Arts Captain alongside my Youth Rep role. I love to dance, read, and spend time with friends and family. At school I enjoy English and Social Sciences. I’m really looking forward to being a part of the KYS team in the year ahead 🙂

Loves

Thea

Thea O’Connor

Youth Rep

Thea O’Connor

Qualifications

Experience

Kia Ora! My name is Thea O’Connor and I attend Kāpiti College. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, as well as dancing. This year I am lucky enough to be on my school’s head student team, as well as a member of the Kāpiti Coast Youth Council. I’m so excited to be joining the KYS team. If you see me around, feel free to come have a chat!

Loves

Zahira

Zahira Masters

Youth Rep

Zahira Masters

Qualifications

Experience

Kia Ora! Ko Zahira ahau and I’m a year 13 at Te kāreti o Paraparaumu. Along with being a 2024 Youth Rep at KYS, I’m a Culture Captain at my kura. I’m really passionate about kapa haka and te reo Māori, embracing the natural beauty we live in, spending time with friends and whānau, art, being a plant mum and I find value in listening and talking with people about a variety of things – you can learn so much from others!
I’m really looking forward to working at KYS! If you ever see me around, feel free to come kōrero with me or ask any pātai you have!

Loves

MIRO

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Tamara Novak

MIRO Researcher

Tamara Novak

Qualifications

BC major in journalism and minor in digital media, (TSA Media Law)

Experience

Having spent seven years in the digital marketing and data sector, research through data and insights has played a fundamental role in informing strategic decision making, leading to lasting change or impact. My most recent piece of work has involved creating the Ministry of Health’s first weekly data and insights report to showcase the impact and value of digital communication channels throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with Kāpiti Youth Support has given me the opportunity to evolve my passion for working collectively with organisations who aim to leave a lasting footprint through innovation and insights and more importantly, working to make a positive difference for our rangatahi.

Loves

Coffee! Competitive ocean swimming. Banter. Helping female start-ups. Quality time with family. Personal development. Supporting young wāhine to navigate their next steps in their careers.

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Talia Pridachina

MIRO Admin

Talia Pridachina

Qualifications

Currently studying towards my Bachelors of Nursing

Experience

I’ve had a wide range of experience in hospitality, music and advertising industries, including extensive customer service and tech support roles.

Loves

Anything artistic – painting, singing, the ocean, family, rescue cats.

FINANCIAL CAPABILITY (Money Moves)

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Petra Aregger

Money Moves (Financial Capability)

Petra Aregger

Qualifications

Experience

I have a background in sales, marketing and advertising. After University I worked in sales and then enjoyed a career in the advertising industry for 12 years before travelling overseas, then starting a family. For the past 17 years, I’ve run a successful small business, and for the last 7 years, I’ve also been here at KYS, wearing many different hats. I now teach financial capability here at KYS, helping rangatahi to understand and organise their finances – an essential life skill!

Loves

Family, friends, food, my horses (a lifelong passion!) and glamping in Clarry the Classic retro caravan.

FINANCE & ADMINistration

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Donna Smith

Financial Administrator

Donna Smith

Qualifications

Qualified Chartered Accountant and Internal Auditor

Experience

I moved to New Zealand from the UK over 20 years ago. I began my career as an Auditor in private practice, before moving into the public sector and then as a Financial Administrator for charitable organisations.

Loves

Beach walks, family time, travel and finding a bargain at the KYS op shop!

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Paige Bellamore

Reception

Paige Bellamore

Qualifications

Certificate Teacher Aid

Experience

Former youth rep…. a long time ago.
I have been lucky enough to be part of the amazing KYS team for 4 years. I enjoy giving back to our community, I feel passionate about supporting young people to achieve their goals and live a happy & healthy lifestyle.

Loves

Spending time with family & friends, walking our dog, the sunshine & being organised.

Morgan Phillips

Morgan Phillips

Reception

Morgan Phillips

Qualifications

Experience

Loves

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Linda Warr

Cleaning Services

Linda Warr

Qualifications

Experience

I’ve got four grown kids, am a grandmother of ten and great grandmother of one. I’ve worked at KYS for 20 years.

Loves

Family.

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Kahli Waghorn

Personal Assistant

Kahli Waghorn

Qualifications

BAVI (Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging).

Experience

I come from a large family (5 siblings and 15 niblings) so have a huge passion for Youth and I’m extremely family focused. I moved to Kāpiti in 2018 and fell instantly in love with the Coast. I’ve worked in a mix of roles from advertising, wedding photography, administration, hospitality, in hair salons etc. before landing on my feet here at KYS. In my spare time you will find me either at the gym or exploring our beautiful outdoors.

Loves

F45, Camping, Reading, Cats and Claw Machines.

KYSTORE

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Lauren McMahon

Store Manager

Lauren McMahon

Qualifications

BA in Marketing and Public Relations
New Zealand Diploma in Creativity

Experience

After completing a BA in Public Relations I have worked largely in project management and communications roles for both the non-profit and public sectors, including; Sustainability Victoria, Global Volunteer Network (GVN), and GVN Foundation.

Loves

I am all about coffee, ocean swims, saunas, hiking, my kids, my plants, my friends, my cats and appreciating this beautiful and brutal “brutiful” life!

TRUSTEES

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Andrea Stonehouse

Chair

Andrea Stonehouse

Qualifications

Experience

I have been a member of the Kāpiti Coast community for 25 years. As Assistant Principal of Paraparaumu College and the mother of two teenagers, I have a vested interest in the wellbeing of young people of this area.

Loves

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Katrina Ross

Treasurer

Katrina Ross

Qualifications

A member of the Accountants and Tax Agents Institute of NZ since 2005.

Experience

I worked as an administrator for KYS 18 years ago. I left to set up my own accountancy business here in Kāpiti. I am honoured to now support this amazing organisation in the role of Treasurer.

Loves

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Mike Styles

Trustee

Mike Styles

Qualifications

Experience

I have lived on the Kāpiti Coast since 1973. My wife and I have raised our four children here. I have been involved in education and support of young people for most of my working life. I have been involved in Boards and Governance for many years. I serve on one other Board with similar involvement with young people.

Loves

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Jess Smith

Trustee

Jess Smith

Qualifications

Experience

I became involved with KYS as a Youth Rep in 2018, and have stayed involved in many different roles since then. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Social Policy where my passions lie in youth wellbeing, education, and disability. Outside of KYS and study, you will find me cosied up with a good book and cup of tea!

Loves

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Sophie Handford

Trustee

Sophie Handford

Qualifications

Wellingtonian of the Year 2019
Impact Award NZ
Girlboss Award.

Experience

I am a 20-year-old Councillor on the Kāpiti Coast District Council and activist from Paekākāriki. I was Service Captain, Student Rep and Head Girl at various points throughout my secondary schooling at Kāpiti College. After graduating & alongside some of my friends, we founded School Strike 4 Climate in Aotearoa NZ and went on to coordinate the movement which mobilised 170,000 people across the country in September.

Loves

Listening to music, being at the beach, e-biking, journaling.

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Kim Cook

Trustee

Kim Cook

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