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


Brian Doughty (Chair)

Dave Barton

Terry Dowdeswell

Lorraine Taylor

Senior Leadership Team

 Tim Metcalfe

Executive Officer

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. 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 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.

 David Rees

SWiS Co-ordinator

David is the Social Workers in Schools coordinator. David really appreciates the family/whanau friendly atmosphere, the strong child centered 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.

Nicki Rees

Programmes Co-ordinator

 Gayna Ryan

Office Manager

Gayna enjoys working within the jigsaw team. Working for jigsaw whanganui 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.

The Team

Intensive Home Based Social Work Team:

Gael Clark

Sandy Dunlop

Atea Rongo-Raea

Vanya Teki

Emily Huwyler

Margot London

Karen Houia

Social Workers in Schools Team:

David Rees

Tania Edwards

Bing Hernandez

Hayley Herkes

Tessa Harrison

Louisa Shepherd

Parent Learning and Support Team:

Nicki Rees

Robina Nichol

Mina Prip

Clare Hiroti

Catherine Tofa

Administration Team:

Gayna Ryan

Rachael Doble

Eilish Graves

Denise McNeill