Women's Centre Coordinator
Britta started as the new Women's Centre Coordinator on 30 November, 2015.
She brings a vibrant energy and a depth of community and local body experience. She is originally from Austria, and has lived and worked in New Zealand for over 30 years. Britta brings great people skills and strong organisational abilities. We look forward to her new input, enthusiasm and leadership at the Nelson Women's Centre Te Whare Āwhina Mō Ngā Wāhine Puawai.
Women's Centre Coordinator (currently working with the Nelson Tasman Housing Trust)
Carrie first came to the Centre as a volunteer in 2000, and has served as Women's Centre Coordinator since 2002. She has a diverse background as a manager, outdoor educator, leadership consultant and team facilitator. She is also a keen tramper and Iyengar yoga practitioner. She says "What I love about the Women's Centre is that every day we get to make a positive difference in women's lives. Whether it's improving the facility, planning programmes, organising funding, or talking together over a cuppa, it all matters." Carrie has a strong interest in growing the supply of warm, dry, affordable housing in the region; she is a founding Trustee of the Nelson Tasman Housing Trust.
Deanne began her association with NWC as a volunteer counsellor with Nelson Women's Support in 1999. She has been Assistant Coordinator since 2008, and is known as "Girl Friday" as you'll find her here on Fridays. Deanne has worked in the community sector in Nelson for over 15 years, and is a qualified NZAC Counsellor. When not working her passion is singing, which she does in both musical theatre and as a member of female trio The Flightless Birds of NZ. Deanne is very much a people person and really enjoys meeting the women who come to the Centre.
Sarah is a writer and PR consultant. She volunteers as the communications advisor for the Centre and was previously on the Governing Collective. Sarah is passionate about women's issues, equal opportunity rights, and the Nelson community.
Nelson Women's Centre Governing Collective Members are:
Myffie James, Elena Meredith, Hilary Mitchell, Ruth Parsons, and Lorellin Syben.
Our Finance Administrator is Kathleen O'Connor.