Our Coordinators

Britta Hietz

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 35 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.

Deanne Kilpatrick
Deanne Kilpatrick

Deanne Kilpatrick

Assistant Coordinator


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.


Nelson Women's Centre Governing Collective Members are: 

Myffie James, Elena Meredith, Hilary Mitchell, and Lorellin Syben.  

Our Finance Administrator is Gabrielle Syben