Meet the Team

Support Coordinators

Our dynamic and passionate team of professionally trained Support Coordinators are here to walk alongside you. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise from their careers in healthcare to bring you both a confidential and an understanding space in which to share.

Emma Emma has recently joined the Hōkai Tahi team, assisting our Support Coordinators while studying counselling, part time. Apart from gaining… Read more
Lorraine G Lorraine, a retired Registered Nurse, is a founding member of Hōkai Tahi. These days she can be found with a… Read more
Lorraine J Lorraine is married to Merv and together they have three children and eight grandchildren all living outside of the Wairarapa.… Read more
Wendy Wendy has enjoyed being part of this service from early on in its inception. She has especially valued the opportunity… Read more

Management Team

Our management team oversee the day-to-day running of our rapidly evolving service. Much of their work involves connecting and collaborating with each other, the wider team and other organisations within the Wairarapa.

Sonja Before relocating to the Wairarapa and joining our team in the role of Service Liaison and Educator, Sonja had a… Read more
Sunny Sunny has enjoyed seeing this service flourish to what it is today. As a founding member, she has appreciated interacting… Read more
Katie Before working with us, Katie had a background in teaching intermediate level at a large, inner-city school in Christchurch. In… Read more


Our trustees bring a diverse range of career and governance backgrounds to their roles, enabling them to readily adapt to change as they set the strategy each year.