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Stephanie Ramirez - Chair
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.
Dr Christopher Evan Longhurst
I work in Wellington in the educational sector.
I believe that restorative justice is the goal not only for sexually abused individuals, but for all members of society, because of the social effects of sexual abuse.
Though I am concerned that this justice can only be attained when all abused persons speak out – all men and all women.
I believe that every single voice counts, so that all society can begin to heal. I also believe that those who speak out are neither victims nor survivors, but heroes.
I’m the co-owner (with my partner) of a group of hospitality companies in Central Wellington, the treasurer for Wellington Pride Festival and I’m also a yoga instructor.
I came across MOSAIC when I was looking to get involved in another volunteer role that focuses on engaging with, helping and supporting groups of people that have struggled with challenges.
I was delighted to find a board of people with the same values and sense of energy to help grow such a fantastic and essential organisation.
I have spent more than a decade working in Wellington as an adviser in the public sector.
I believe that it is important that there are avenues for those who need help and support.
Mosaic is an organisation that makes this assistance and support available to the men who need it.