Anna is a FASD Navigator and enjoys walking beside whānau through their often challenging journey of raising individuals with behavioural symptoms from pre-natal alcohol exposure. Her career began in Occupational Therapy followed by decades of leadership in the creative arts, and then experience of advocacy, suppo...
Annalise Sharp is a Service Manager from the Transition Support Services team, within Oranga Tamariki. Annalise is passionate about ensuring rangatahi are aware of, and have access to their entitlements, and are well supported as they journey from care into adulthood.
Arran Jones is the Executive Director. Arran has been with the Monitor since April 2020. He has a legal background, having spent over ten years working in the Ministry of Social Development’s Legal Service both as senior solicitor and Deputy Chief Legal Advisor leading operational and corporate teams.
Chappie Te Kani (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Tūhoe, Ngāti Maniapoto, Rongowhakaata) has held several senior public servant roles including Assistant Commissioner at the Public Service Commission, Head of System Assurance and Continuous Improvement, and Caring for Communities Lead within the COVID-19 Group at t...
Dan Hughes, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist with a practice in South Portland, Maine. He founded and developed Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), the treatment of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and who demonstrate ongoing problems related to attachment and trauma. This treatment occurs in a...
Felicia Stewart is a former PR executive and travel writer who found herself in a distorted parenting space following the adoption of a toddler in 2005. For 14 years she has been on a journey to understand the challenging behaviours that she faced each day.
Janise Mitchell is the Deputy CEO of the Australian Childhood Foundation and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Therapeutic Care in Australia. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Arts and Social Sciences with Southern Cross University.
Dr Joe Tucci is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Childhood Foundation.
Joe is a registered psychologist, social worker and author with significant experience in child protection and working therapeutically with children.
Dr. Baylin received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1981. He has been working in the mental health field for 35 years.
Linda has been with Caring Families Aotearoa since 2010 and has a wealth of experience in the foster care sector. Linda is a strong advocate for fostering families to receive robust, collaborative support and training to provide qulaity care for our most vulnerable children.
Māhera is a young dynamic Māori wahine who's life mission is to change the world one Māori at a time. Raised in Tāmaki Makaurau (Otara, Manurewa and Papakura) as a third generation urban Māori she experienced life as a Māori disconnected from her culture and history. Although gangs and poverty was a part of her...
Nicola Atwool is an Associate Professor in the Social and Community Work at the University of Otago. She returned to academia in 2012 after six years as a Principal Advisor in the Office of the Children's Commissioner.
Nikki has a health background and specialises in sexual health and gender issues.
She founded the NZ FGM Education Programme and NZ National African HIV/AIDS Education Project and has been working in the area of youth and porn since 2014.
Rob’s professional interests lay with Family Therapy and parenting children with attachment disorders. He has a degree in counselling, has completed study in Psychotherapy, and has experience in foster caring.
Sally holds a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Sally is a skilled facilitator, delivering the Foundations for Attachment programme to caregivers across Aotearoa. Sally has an in-depth knowledge of developmental trauma, attachment, therapeutic parenting and the impact of developmental t...
Tēnā koutou katoa Ko Poho-o-te-rangi te maunga, Ko Matumako te awa, Ko Te Ao Hou te marae, Ko Ngati Ruawaipu te iwi, Ko Whanau-A-Tapuhi te hapu, Ko Tania Henderson ahau.
Tanya is the Group Corporate Communications, Public affairs & Sustainability manager for L'Oréal New Zealand, a subsidiary of the largest beauty company in the world, found in over 130 countries with more than 85,000 valued employees.
Tuihana's expertise spans across all aspects of wellbeing including project management, design, building inhouse capacity, strategy development, relationship liaison, workshops, event management and implementation.
Veronica is a registered psychologist, certified in Dyadic Developmental Practice. She studied psychology at Waikato University, in the Applied Behaviour Analysis Programme. As she began working with children who had a background of relational trauma, she discovered there was something missing in the behavioural appr...
The VOYCE - Whakarongo Mai National Youth Council is made up of care experienced young people aged between 16 – 24 years old from all over NZ, who are interested in making a difference and connecting to the care community.