The contact point for all TOAH-NNEST work is the National Office in Wellington.

Liza Time

Poutakawaenga – Ngā Kaitiaki Māori

I enjoy working as a part of a treaty based organisation. The role is full of variety and so far no day has been the same. Overall the aim is to contribute to the Kaupapa of Ending Sexual Violence Together.

I have worked in Government Departments for a number of years in a variety of roles. I purposely wanted to move into mahi that offered a different challenge and new learnings which led me here.

While born and raised in Wellington my whakapapa extends across the North Island. My Dad was Nga Puhi and My Mum is from Mahia, Rongomaiwahine. I currently live in Wainuiomata with my husband and two energetic children.

Miriam Sessa

Tauiwi Caucus Manager – Tauiwi Caucus

My role is to support the day to day operations of our National Office and ensure we are finding the best and most useful ways to support all our members. I enjoy being part of a Treaty based organisation and working alongside Ngā Kaitiaki Mauri colleagues.

I have a background in Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention and intervention in Aotearoa/New Zealand and in Italy.

I was born in England and lived in Italy until my early 20s I then booked a ticket to New Zealand and never went back. I live in Auckland and am often in the search of waves to surf on the weekends.

Catherine Sinclair

Kaimahi – National Office

My role is to support the work of TOAH-NNEST national office, Wellington. I am the office administrator and multitasking is a key element to this.

I have worked in government/crown entity administration for the last 14 years. Taking a position in a, not for profit organisation is going to be a new experience that I hope to contribute and flourish at.

I have lived in the Porirua area most of my life. I love it because of its cultural diversity and community feel. My papa kāinga is in the Hauraki region and my iwi are Ngāti Tara Tokanui, Ngāti Tamaterā and Ngāti Pūkenga ki Waiau
I have five adult children and nine mokopuna which I love spending time with.

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