Our Team

Our helpful team of paid and Voluntary staff are here to answer any of your questions about Volunteering. Either pop in and see us at our Tauranga office or Contact Us.

Vanessa Lister
Vanessa ListerCEO
Wendy Taylor
Wendy TaylorBusiness Operations Manager
Barbara-Ann Overwater
Barbara-Ann OverwaterClient Services Consultant
Lalangi Deniya
Lalangi DeniyaAdmin Support Officer
Kelci Merrick
Kelci MerrickRelationship Manager
Gaylene Street
Gaylene StreetOperations Support
Murray Field
Murray FieldAdmin Assistant


Our Values are reflected in our daily operations and interactions with our Stakeholders: 

  1. Authenticity: Honesty and mutual respect underpin everything we do. 
  2. Inclusivity: Everyone, regardless of background, status or ability can make a valuable contribution.  
  3. Understanding first: We listen as we seek to understand how each situation is different.
  4. Collaboration: We work closely with our clients and partners to build strong communities together.  
  5. Growth Mindset: We constantly seek ways to improve and extend our reach and impact.