I have had a long-standing interest in working with people as they rise to meet life's challenges - I believe that everyone should be empowered and enabled to participate fully in their communities.
In the past I've worked mainly with women and children, but when I heard about Mosaic, I saw an opportunity to support people working with males too.
I'm so proud of the great work Mosaic does, and my involvement has provided me the privilege of seeing how quickly and effectively peer support can change the lives of men who may have waited for many years to seek help.
I have a Master's Degree in Philosophy, with a focus on the role of the State and the fair distribution of resources. I have worked in many different public sector roles - including policy, operational, strategic and corporate roles - and in a range of different Government departments.
I'm originally from Christchurch, but have lived in Wellington for over ten years. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family - I am a mother of four children, and I have two cats and a dog.
"Sexual assault is something that happened to me. It does not define me. It is not who I am”