Dave Barton (Chair)
Tim has over 35 years’ experience in teaching, community education, social work and counselling. He has participated in numerous local and national initiatives to assist whānau and families to thrive. For the past 9 years Tim chaired the national board of Jigsaw, a national network of 45 independent community organisations and served on the Ministry of Justice Domestic Violence Programmes Approvals panel for 6 years. He has been honoured by Rotary International as Paul Harris Fellow and in 2011 was awarded the Queens Service Medal for services to the community. Tim really appreciates belonging to a highly competent team doing critical work for the future wellbeing of our communities.
Tim has led the jigsaw whanganui team for the past 14 years.
Gayna runs the engine room of our agency. She’s out the back, twiddling the knobs, stoking the fires and making sure everything out front is bright and shiny (ramping up our IT systems, managing the cashflow and making it easy for our frontline staff to do their thing). She enjoys working with a team of incredibly skilled professionals who partner with whanau and families to achieve some really positive outcomes for their children and for our community. Working for jigsaw whanganui, a not for profit charitable trust, helps her to feel that she is making a contribution to the wellbeing of our community every day, and she says “that’s a feeling money can’t buy”. Gayna has been part of the team since 2013.