Helen Gempton, Business Manager
Hi. I began as Business Manager at the McKenzie Centre in January 2011, and provide management and administration support to our Early Intervention team to enable them to continue their fantastic work with children and families. I am married to Brian and am the mother of two fabulous teenage children. Our family first became involved with the McKenzie Centre in 1998, when one of our daughters was diagnosed with a genetic condition and special needs. From 1999 - 2010, I was a member of the McKenzie Centre Trust and have seen the Centre go from strength to strength during that time. I have a background as a lawyer and, prior to coming to the McKenzie Centre, worked for seven years in the disability sector for a family support and advocacy organisation, Parent to Parent. I understand the enormous value of early intervention and how lucky the Waikato is to have the unique McKenzie Centre, and its quality services and support.