Ko Hauturu te maunga Ko Manaia te awa Ko Mataatua te waka Ko Ngati Pukenga te Iwi Ko Ngati Maru te hapu Ko Maaka King toku ingoa
Tena Koe, I am the Chief Executive Officer for WellStop. My role is to be a leader in strategic planning, business development and financial operations. I also seek to establish positive relationships with stakeholders and other business leaders.
I have previously managed services within the not for profit/health/public and disability sector for over 15 years, both in New Zealand and Australia.
Supporting people to achieve goals and enhance positive life outcomes is what drives me to work for WellStop. I believe that everyone has the potential to attain their goals with hard mahi and great tautoko. Noho ora mai
Cam Cotter - General Manager
I am the General Manager here at WellStop. It’s my role to make sure our people have the resources, support, and systems that they need to provide the best possible service to our clients.
My experience spans across the government and community sectors, with a focus on social and justice services. Reducing harm in our communities, and making sure people have access to the quality support they need, drives me to support the important work our people do here at Wellstop.
Outside of work I’m a proud dad and enjoy reading, cycling the Hutt Valley trails, and DIY around the house.
Dr Ramona Tiatia - IT/Research and Development Manager
Talofa lava. I am the IT/Research and Development Manager of WellStop, based in the greater Wellington area.
As a former counsellor and social worker I have worked in several non-profit and governmental addictions environments. I have also worked within the area of harmful or concerning behaviour. I am a Pacific public health academic and before joining WellStop, I led several research and community-development projects on topics such as: urban youth and wellbeing, housing, Pacific oral health, renal kidney failure, home detention, rheumatic fever, alcohol social supply and Pacific academic tertiary leadership. I have interests in Pacific indigenous healing and love music, volleyball and story-telling. I believe that trauma recovery and healing can be achieved by many different approaches which both comfort and surprise us in positive and unexpected ways.
Lewis Neera - Kaiarahi Maori Project Manager
Ko Maungaharuru te Maunga Ko Te Ngaruē te Awa Ko Tangitu te Moana Ko Tangoio te marae Ko Ngati Tu rātau Ko Ngāti Kurumokihi, Ko Ngāi Tatara, Ngāi Te Ruruku ki Tangoio ōku hapū Ko Ngati Kahunungu ki Ahuriri te Iwi Ko Lewis Neera taku ingoa Nga mihi ki a koutou
I was born and bred in Napier. I whakapapa to Marangatūhetaua (Ngāti Tū), Ngāti Kurumokihi, Ko Ngāi Tatara, and Ngāi Te Ruruku of Tangoio Marae in the Hawkes bay region. I also whakapapa to Kai Tahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha (Te Waipounamu), Ngati Raukawa ki te Taonga (Horowhenua- Levin). I was raised to embrace tikanga, kawa, Manaakitanga and whânaungatanga. Equipped with these values my life’s work has been to help others. I have worked with a number of organisations, all of which involved networking within the community, advocacy and facilitation. I have years of experience within the Mental Health/Addiction and counselling sector which has included many roles. I believe that the skills I have gained in previous positions are due to working within a team approach environment and an ability to manage a vast range of tasks. I enjoy new challenges by advancing forward; I am methodical, reliable, and responsible. I have good ethical values and an ongoing commitment to continue self-development and to work within the community for the betterment of all people. I have a good sense of humour.
Tina Gulliver - Regional Manager Western
I worked as a Social Worker at Taranaki Safer Centre for 4 years before becoming the manager for a further three years. When WellStop opened in Taranaki in 2015 I became the Team Leader and recently due to the expansion of our service I have become Regional Manager for Taranaki, Taumarunui and South Ruapehu.
I completed my training as a Social Worker at Witt in 2006 and from then I began my journey working in the field of sexual violence.
The work we do at WellStop is necessary to the wellbeing of the communities/families we work within. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to support, educate and provide therapy for those who have been affected by sexual harm and to provide them with hope for a future free of sexual harm.
Working within the team at WellStop has provided job satisfaction and I really look forward to going to work each day.
When not at work I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren. I also strangely enough love mowing lawns. Reading, fishing and hanging out with my Jack Russell terrier Daisy are some of the other things I like doing and strive to do regularly to create a good work/life balance.
Rowena Orpet - Regional Manager Eastern and Central
I am the Regional Manager of the Eastern and Central offices. Our team works with both adults and children with concerning harmful sexual behaviour, sensitive claims as well as a considerable dedicated part of our work in a prevention programme in our community.
I was born in Palmerston North, and studied the Bachelor of Social Work and Social Policy (Hons) Degree at Massey, the Post Graduate Health Sciences at Victoria University and then did my Psychotherapy training at the Tavistock and Portman in London. I have worked in both NZ and London in Psychotherapy, and Social Work with a considerable part of my career working to improve the lives of young people and adults who are dealing with behavioural, emotional and mental health issues.
My passion for life, besides spending time with my beautiful loved ones, is getting out and about in our beautiful countryside, and having time for my hobbies yoga, gardening and riding my Ducati.
Miriama Tolo - Regional Manager Southern
Kia Ora, Talofa, I am Miriama Tolo, Regional Manager for WellStop Southern. Our team covers Wairarapa to Kapiti and across the Hutt Valley and Wellington. We work with Adults, Adolescents, Children and their whanau. I have been working at WellStop since mid-2020 initially as Assistant Manager and then more recently as Regional Manager within a diverse team of Clinicians from differing disciplines. I have worked as a Counsellor, in various agencies, in community, for courts, at tertiary institutions, PHO and as a private practitioner for the past 20+ years. Completing an undergraduate degree in Counselling with post graduate Supervision via Weltec and Health Sci at Otago University. I have worked in Wellington for much of my career with an interlude in Auckland for a few years when I thought the weather would be better up there. I am a Wellingtonian, from a big family and spent most of my life in the city centre and more recently live in the ‘burbs’. I have a daughter and three very busy and active grandsons. I am active with family and an extended fanau across the Pacific rim which ensures that life is rarely boring and travel is necessary.
Julie Robbers - Operations Executive Support
Kia ora, I am Operations Executive Support at WellStop. I provide support to the CEO and the GM, as well as supporting the HR and H&S activities of the organisation.
I come from an administration, training, and managerial background. My focus is to provide high level support to allow our exceptional people to create positive change in the community. When I am not at home, I am running or enjoying company out in the great outdoors.
Hamish Lindstrom - Finance Manager
I am the Finance Manager at WellStop, and am responsible for financial reporting and budgeting, as well as overseeing the day to day accounts functions such as payroll and accounts payable.
My work at WellStop allows me to contribute to an organisation that is helping to make positive changes to New Zealand communities, while also providing me with opportunities to develop professionally and personally,
When I’m not crunching the numbers at WellStop, I can usually be found in the gym, out for a run, riding my motorbike, or supporting the Hurricanes. At home I live with two cats, a pile of unread books, and am a keen cook.
Please direct all general enquiries for the Gisborne region to Rowena Orpet. For enquiries about referrals please refer to our 'Enquiries and Contact' page.
Palmerston North (Central)
Please direct all general enquiries for the Palmerston North/Central region to Rowena Orpet. For enquiries about referrals please refer to our 'Enquiries and Contact' page.