Kaumatua

Tai Te Ngahere (Olly) Taukamo
Tai Te Ngahere (Olly) Taukamo

Board

Dave Barton (Chair)

Blair Anderson

Brian Doughty

Terry Dowdeswell

Susan Osborne

Lorraine Taylor

Management Team

Tim Metcalfe

Tim Metcalfe

Executive Officer
tim@jigsawwhanganui.org.nz

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.

Gael Clark

Gael Clark

Practice Manager
gael@jigsawwhanganui.org.nz

Gael was born and raised in Shannon. Gael and her husband have six adult children and 14 grandchildren between them. She is very interested in cultures, different ways of experiencing the world and loves to travel. Gael has worked in the Social Services for 30 years. She leads our team of Social Workers who work alongside families to be the best for their children. Gael has a passion for children’s well-being and social justice. For over 20 years Gael has shared in the growth of this agency dedicated to supporting families to provide safe care and nurture for their children.

Gayna Ryan

Gayna Ryan

Office Manager
gayna@jigsawwhanganui.org.nz

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.

David Rees
David Rees

SWiS Co-ordinator
david@jigsawwhanganui.org.nz

David is a registered Social Worker and a full member of ANZASW the professional Social Work body. He is the Social Workers in Schools coordinator and also allocated to one of the 24 schools covered by SWiS. David graduated in 1995 from the Whanganui Community Polytechnic with a Diploma in Social Work with distinction and has worked in his chosen profession since 1996. He has 4 adult children and 3 moko of Ngapuhi descent and lives in a blended family situation with his partner, her 2 teens and various pets. David really appreciates the family/whanau friendly atmosphere, the strong child centred family focused values and beliefs and the unstinting professional and personal support in his role at jigsaw whanganui. David has been part of the jigsaw whanganui team since 2012