Our team

The most important people at Parenting Place are our volunteers in communities all over New Zealand who organise events, facilitate and host our parenting courses, and give generously. Our wide range of programmes and services throughout the country are supported from offices in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch. Here are the senior team members who work in these offices.

Directors

Yii Petrus
Kairāhi/Programme Director
yii.petrus@parentingplace.nz
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Te Karere Scarborough
Kaiwhakawhiri/Strategic Partnerships Director
tekarere.scarborough@parentingplace.nz
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Dave Atkinson
Creative Director
dave.atkinson@parentingplace.nz
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James-Beck James Beck
Kaihanga o Ngā Mea/Content Director
james.beck@parentingplace.nz
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Pouwhiringa

neihana reihana Neihana Reihana
Pouwhiringa
neihana.reihana@parentingplace.nz

 

Building Awesome Whānau

Hannah-Chapman Hannah Chapman
Te Muka Korito
hannah.chapman@parentingplace.nz
Byrdeen Brydee Palmer
Building Awesome Whānau Operations Manager
brydee.palmer@parentingplace.nz

Attitude

Nathan-May Nathan May
Attitude Manager
nathan.may@attitude.org.nz

Events

Ness-Johnson Ness Johnson
Events Manager
ness.johnson@parentingplace.nz
Karlee-Rippey Karlee Rippey
Events Coordinator
karlee.rippey@parentingplace.nz

Partnerships and relationships

Stephanie-Soh Stephanie Soh
Relationship Manager
stephanie.soh@parentingplace.nz
Angelina McLean
Community Partnership Coordinator and South Island Coordinator
angelina.mclean@parentingplace.nz
Lex-Mawson Lex Mawson
Relationship Coordinator – Bay of Plenty and Waikato
lex.mawson@parentingplace.nz

Research and Development

Nic-Gaze Nicola Gaze
Research and Development Manager
nicola.gaze@parentingplace.nz
Myron-Friesen Dr Myron Friesen
Principal Researcher
myron.friesen@canterbury.ac.nz
Molly Bergquist
Research and Development Coordinator
molly.bergquist@parentingplace.nz
Dr Linde-Marie Amersfoort
Child and Family Psychologist
lindemarie.amersfoort@parentingplace.nz

Operations

Rachel-Ross Rachel Ross
People and Culture
rachel.ross@parentingplace.nz
Amanda-Wood Amanda Wood
Financial Controller
amanda.wood@parentingplace.nz
Parenting Place board members can be found here.