Debbie has been married to Anthony for 40 years and they have 4 adult children + one whangai son, all in their 30’s. They have 9 grandchildren. Their youngest daughter lives in Masterton with her two children aged 4 and 7, and they spend a lot of time doing activities with them. Debbie has worked in the addiction sector for 18 years. She is currently employed by Pathways as a Registered Health professional and an accredited alcohol and drug practitioner registered with DAPAANZ . Her passion for working with women at Hōkai Tahi comes from her own experiences of miscarriage and of being a young mother back in the day, with 3 under 3 and a half. She wants to support other mothers experiencing the stress of pregnancy or the loss of a pregnancy, and support them through these challenges.
Bachelor of Addiction Studies