Kia Orana, I experience joy by supporting people who are struggling to empower themselves. Especially people with lived experience of mental distress or addiction.
I have an MSc in Health Psychology and have previously lectured at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medicine in Pacific Health. I currently work for DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau and The Recovery College NZ.
I am a member of Nga Hau e Wha, Mana Pasefika and a founding member of the Drua Pasifika Consumer and Family Lived Experience Group.
I am a mother and a grandmother. Gaining my Nana credentials at the ripe old age of thirty-five. In my spare time, I love to immerse myself in fantasy novels and hunt for treasures in op shops. I look forward to meeting you.