Our staff and trustees

Lisa Eves is our Trust Chair and Office Coordinator. Lisa grew up on Great Barrier Island, was a student at Mulberry Grove primary school and then also did 3 years of high school through correspondence. Lisa lived in Taranaki for 20 years raising her 2 boys, before returning home in 2010.

Kellie Cleave was our Youth and Family Services Worker from May 2017.In October 2019 she became the Community Worker.

Keri Lyon became the Youth Activities Coordinator in January 2018, organising the After School Activities, weekly Mainly Music sessions for preschoolers and the popular School Holiday Programmes every term break and over summer.

Sasha Lennan replaced the long-serving Sue Thompson as Administrator in June 2021.

Pru Mcdonald also joined in June 2021, as the Senior Services Coordinator.

I moved to NZ in 2005. I am Chinese from Hong Kong, and I am married my husband (Stuart McDonald) in New Zealand in 2009. I was a primary school teacher in Hong Kong for 14 years. I did my nursing training in Auckland and practised as a mental health nurse for 10 years before I moved to Great Barrier Island. My last job in Auckland was as a mental health programme manager at a PHO called Alliance Health Plus. We moved to Great Barrier Island about 4 years ago for a semi-retired lifestyle. I worked as a caregiver for Family Support for 2 years before I took on a bigger challenge as the Senior Services Coordinator for the same company. I love swimming, hiking, fishing, reading, and gardening. I enjoy working with people and I will do my best to look after elderlies on the island.

Sue Eves was a founding member of the Trust and has been a trustee again since 2012. Before that, she was the Family Services Manager for 18 months. She is the mother of 5, to date has 15 grandchildren, and is already a great-grandmother.

Other trustees are Hope Munroe (since 2019), and ​Ed Hinson (Oct 2018).


Photo: Staff and Trustees, Christmas Lunch 2018 (left to right: Rendt, Kellie, Sue, Gael – colleague, Lisa, Sue, Cait, Ralph, Keri, Fenella – patroness, Ngaire, Maud – patroness, Norm.)
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