Staff

PHAB is an equal opportunities work place with over 60% of the workforce having some form of impairment.  PHAB are passionate about working with a diverse range of youth workers and volunteers.  PHAB are committed to providing training and professional development to all staff and volunteers.
 

   

Kerry

Kerry has a lifelong connection with PHAB, beginning as a child when she was living in the UK.  After several adjournments abroad and across New Zealand, Kerry is back as the PHAB Team Leader.

Kerry brings her creative approach, experience and love for the sector in all that she does for PHAB and the management team.

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Chewy

Chewy is the PHAB Operations Manager superstar and is in charge of keeping our clubs, events and activities fun and exciting.  Chewy has over 8 years' experience working in the Disability and Youth Work sectors. 

Chewy runs Rhythm For the Soul providing drumming and music based itneractions for youth across Auckland and is a dedicated musician.

When not at work you will find Chewy cruising around Auckland with his daughter Mila, drumming in hid band and fishing on his boat.

 

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Miranda

Miranda is the PHAB Funding and Co-ordinations Manager and is responsible for liasoning with our funders, members and staff to ensure smooth running of PHAB behind the scenes.

Miranda's youth work career began many years ago when she was appointed Nelson Marlborough Youth Spokesperson and worked alongside at risk teens.

Moranda has a passion for the Not For Profit Sector and in her spare time you will find her in the outdoors sailing, camping, travelling and hiking.

 

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Bex

Bex is the amazing PEERS Co-ordinator who keeps the groups busy with her love of movement and art based activities.

Bex is known for her warmth, caring nature and support of our young people and families.

Bex has a degree in Psychology and is passionate about Dance Therapy, creative expression, belly dancing and being an incredible Mum.

 

   

Paul

Paul is the PHAB Pasifika Community Manager who brings strong relationships with other Pasifika community organisations, service providers, local elders, churches and schools.

Paul ensures PHAB Pasifika remains culturally appropriate and engaging for our Pasifika youth and families.

 

 

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Kramer

Kramer is the PHAB Pasifika Youth Representative with major aspirations.  With a solid history of youth work behind him, including Chairing several Youth Advisory Boards, current member of the Auckland Council Youth Biard, co-creating and delivering outstanding youth development workshops and programmes all over New Zealand and an all-round youth mentor and role model Kramer hopes one day to be the next Disability Commissioner.  Watch this space!

 

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Mattie

Mattie is a PHAB Senior Youth Worker with an 8 year history running incredible PHAB social clubs.  Mattie is a staff trainer and mentor staff and is currently the Unitec Student Body President.  With a degree in Social Work, Mattie continues to build on her current skill set and won't be stopping anytime soon.

 

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