Staff and Trustee Profiles
I trained as an Occupational Therapist and graduated in 1982. Since then I have been involved in working with children at Tokanui Hospital, Child Development Centre: Waikato Hospital, Conductive Education Unit: Hamilton and McKenzie Centre. I began at McKenzie Centre in July 1997 and worked as an OT until I took the position as Centre Director in August 2006.
I have had 3 trips to Ireland, the Mid West area, to train early intervention teams in using the transdisciplinary approach to early intervention.
In 2012 I completed a Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management at Unitec. In 2016 I completed the Community and Enterprise Leadership programme at Waikato University.
- Trisha Benge, Centre Director/OT Centre Director/OT
- Estelle Pretorius, Speech Language Therapist Speech Language Therapist
- Ruth Michels, Assistive Technology Specialist Assistive Technology Specialist
- Anita Churchill, Speech Language Therapist Speech Language Therapist
- Helen Gempton, Business Manager Business Manager
- Claire Hintz, Occupational Therapist Occupational Therapist
- Teresa Blake, Early Intervention Teacher Early Intervention Teacher
- Sue Scott, Physiotherapist Physiotherapist
- Lillian Martin, Office Coordinator Office Coordinator
- Richard Edghill, Pyschologist Pyschologist
- Suzanne Kok, Early Intervention Teacher, Social Worker Early Intervention Teacher, Social Worker
- Stephanie Wacker, Early Intervention Teacher Early Intervention Teacher
- Jaime Campbell, Speech Language Therapist Speech Language Therapist
- Henny Kroese, Administration Support Administration Support
- Advisory Group