OUR TEAM

Central Plateau REAP Board

We have an experienced board elected by members and drawn from the community. Four are voted on as “ordinary members”. Five are voted on as sector representatives for early childhood, schools, Maori, rural and staff.

Our Annual General Meetings are held in April and provide an opportunity to let our membership know what great things we’ve been up to in the community. Click here for our latest Annual Report.

If you would like to join Central Plateau REAP as a member, click here.

 

MEET OUR BOARD:    

 

Marilyn Kidd, Chairman

Judy Nepia, Board Secretary

Janet Jackson, Māori 

Clint Green, Rural

Sarah Dempsey, Early Childhood

Rose Symes, Schools

Stephen Bignall, Finance

 

Central Plateau REAP Staff

Management & Administration

Roana Bennett – General Manager

Vanessa Church – Finance & Admin Manager

Sharon Walls – Admin Officer & Receptionist

Jo Sawyer – Finance & Admin Officer

Rangatahi & Whānau

Brian Griffin – Mentors’ Co-ordinator

Jasmin Chaytor – Rangatahi Mentor

Judith Peez – Rangatahi Tutor

Luke Stevens – Rangatahi Mentor

Leanne Griffin – Rangatahi Mentor

Gemma Fore-Smyth – Rangatahi Mentor

Desiree van den Broek – Strengthening Families Co-ordinator

Harriet Puha – Rangatahi & Whānau Co-ordinator

 

 

Education

Linda Moss – Adult Education Manager

Jude Sherning – Literacy & Numeracy Tutor

Joce Moyle – Schools’ Co-ordinator

Kim Roots – Early Childhood Co-ordinator

Bay Boocock – Playgroup Facilitator

Gary Nant – Attendance officer – Taupo

Melissa Tupara – Attendance Officer – Tūrangi

 

 

ACE Tutors

Mere Maniapoto               Tutor, Te Reo

Moepuke Church              Tutor, Te Reo

Takawai McCarthy            Tutor, Te Reo

Diane Smith                       Tutor, NZSL

Sherrina Lamb                   Tutor THRIVE

Victoria Green                    Tutor, NZSL Merge NZ

Johnny Mihinui                  Tutor, AVENUE

Jacalyn Later                      Tutor, AVENUE

 

Volunteers

Winston Graham

 

For a copy of our Organisation Chart please click here.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Since 2019, Central Plateau REAP board members and staff have been growing in their understanding of the strong alignment between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our REAP purpose and vision. We believe that, as a regional not-for-profit in one of the smaller countries in the world, we have the potential to punch above our weight and contribute to the SDGs in a holistic way that is meaningful to the communities we serve.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations are designed to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”. The SDGs encourage a reconsideration of the impact of various activities on people and the planet. REAP has a long term history of proudly serving the Central Plateau region. By incorporating the SDGs into our strategy, we will be able to identify and quantify our contribution to this global cause.

During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, REAP staff used some of that time to identify SDG’s relevant to their particular area of focus. As a result we have committed to the following SDGs:

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

Since 2019, Central Plateau REAP board members and staff have been growing in their understanding of the strong alignment between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our REAP purpose and vision.

 

  • SDG1: No Poverty
  • SDG 2: Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3: Good Health and   Well-being
  • SDG 4: Quality Education
  • SDG 5: Gender Equality

 

  • SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11: Sustainable                    Communities
  • SDG 13: Climate Action
  • SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

 

Our parent body, REAP Aotearoa, is leading the SDG work with the 13 independent REAPs.