OUR STAFF

 

Wendy Becker

 

CEO

 

Master of Public Health (Distinction)

Advanced Diploma of Occupational Therapy

Certificate in Adult Teaching

 

Wendy stepped in to lead Enrich+ in 2010 following an extensive and notable career path within the health and disability sector.  Beginning as a practitioner in health and disability fields, then enjoying several years teaching health and disability undergraduate and post graduate programmes and recently undertaking managerial and consultancy roles within the sector - Wendy has a long history of managing research, development, training and success for NZ organisations.   Wendy celebrates the diversity that Enrich+ offers.  She places immense value on stakeholder relationships and their contribution to achieving the organisation’s vision.  She is passionate and committed to moving the organisation forward to support clients and their whānau to lead ‘a life like any other.’

Karen Scott

 

Executive Leader - Services

 

Karen started working in the disability sector when she was 17, and has always believed that every individual no matter what their circumstances, has the right to a “life like any other”. This is one of the reason why taking up the job at Enrich+ in early 2017 fits so perfectly with her. She believes that her values match with the vision and values of Enrich+, which makes it an organisation that she is proud to work for.  Karen is a strong advocate for working in collaboration with others to maximise outcomes and increase capability. She has experience in the area of disability and harm minimisation for safer communities both in New Zealand and abroad.  She has worked in both Central and Local government and the not for profit sector and has a passion for bringing individuals and organisations together to pool resources and skills for improved outcomes.

Amour de Nicolo

 

Executive Leader - Business Management

 

Honours Bachelor Degree in Business Management with Financial Management

 

Amour has worked previously as a University Lecturer in South Africa and as Accountancy Manager for local government.  Her goal is to turn the often complex field of financial management into an easy to understand function for Enrich+ staff.  Amour has huge respect for the accounting principle of transparency and works at all levels within the organisation on this.

 

Elaine Ruis

 

Executive Leader – People & Projects

 

With over 20 years’ experience in  Strategy, Customer service, Program and Project Management, Business and Operational Management, Elaine is passionate about using her skills and experience to make a difference to people with a disability by providing the team at Enrich+ with quality systems, processes and support,  and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the business, so Enrich+ can continue to provide quality services and a life like any other for the  people we support”

 

Cat Tomey

 

Executive Assistant

 

“With over 10 years experience providing administrative support I am dedicated to supporting our CEO and providing Manaakitanga to people that visit Enrich+”

Des Tahatika

 

Kaumātua

Hekewaru Muru

 

Kaitohutohu

 

National Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3

 

“I believe in whānau. As well as being Kaitohutohu for Enrich+, I am a Support Worker, working alongside people to be in their community experiencing new opportunities and gaining new skills, and a member of the Māori rōpū. Being a member of Kua Puāwai Ki Te Ao provides me with the opportunity to support the Enrich+ whānau from a cultural perspective.”

Kataraina Hodge

 

Kuia

 

Kei te taha o toki papa

Ko Tainui te waka

Ko Panetoki te maunga

Ko Maungatūtū te awa

Ko Raukawa ki Wharepuhunga te iwi

Ko Ngāti Puehutore te hapū

Ko Te Rangimoeakau to wharetupuna

Ko Whakamārama te marae.

 

Engari ko Raukawa māua ko Ngāti Tahu ki Reporoa, ko Ngāti Hauā, ko Ngāti Kearoa – Tuara ngā iwi o toku whaea

Sandy Hohepa

 

Chairperson - Kua Puāwai Ki Te Ao

 

B.Ed

Diploma in Te Ara Reo Māori

Certificate Small Business Management

Certificate in Applied Small Business Growth & Development

 

“I am dedicated and committed to working alongside my rōpū, of equally passionate people, to ensure that we provide guidance within Tikanga Māori and remain supportive to the people we serve, our fellow worker and our hāpori. I am most passionate about education at all levels and strive to continue the well-established Enrich+ bicultural partnership.

Karen Layton

 

Service Manager – Enrich+ Spectrum Energy

 

PhD (Psychology)

Masters of Applied Psychology in Behaviour Analysis (1st Class Hons.)

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Psychology and Human Development)

 

“Just because you have a disability or you are on the autism spectrum does not mean you can’t have a life like any other. I am passionate about supporting people to achieve what they want out of life"

 

Vikki Lynn

 

Service Manager – Supported Living

 

National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) Level 4

 

“I'm passionate about the people we support to have "a life like any other".  I love that Enrich+ provides so many opportunities, and we all work together to help achieve their goals".

 

Vanessa James

 

Service Manager – Employment

 

Certificate in Applied Leadership

 

“I strive to make the lives of clients better by giving them work opportunities, confidence and ultimately mainstream work.”

 

Meg Doole-Reweti

 

Service Manager – 1:1 Support

 

Diploma in Social Work

Diploma in Teaching People with Disabilities

Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Practice

 

“I believe that everyone is a valued member of their community and whānau. I am passionate about supporting others to create positive changes to live, laugh and love the life that they choose.”

Janne Nottage

 

Service Manager - Hamilton

 

Bachelor in Social Sciences – Major in Social Work

Diploma in Applied Management

Certificate in Supervisory Management

Certificate in Applied Leadership

 

“I am committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to reach their goals both personally and professionally.”

 

Shelley Blair

 

Service Manager – Te Awamutu

 

National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) Level 4

 

“I strive to get the best out of people; it's always fabulous to see people be the best that they can be, in whatever they do.”

Gill Turner

 

Quality and Excellence Manager

 

Graduate Diploma - Quality Systems

Certificate in Applied Leadership

 

“I am driven by a desire to help people achieve their goals.  If I can motivate someone by my own positive actions, I not only achieve my goals but I help them achieve theirs.”

 

Janet Steffert

 

HR Advisor

 

Diploma in Human Resources

 

“Our people are our most valued asset and my role is to support the management team and staff, who in turn work with people with disabilities and autism to enrich their lives”

Debra Brown

 

People & Services Coordinator

 

Diploma in Counselling

National Certificate in Social Work Level 4

Certificate Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBP)

 

"I am passionate about people's development and assist my colleagues by sourcing the best learning opportunities for them as well as supporting the development of our services.

 

I am proud to be a member of an organisation that supports people to have 'a life life any other'."

Jenny Smith

 

Marketing Coordinator

 

Certificate in Applied Leadership

 

“I am committed to spreading the word about Enrich+ and the life-changing services our teams provide so that as many people as possible with a disability or autism can benefit.”