Anna Mae Angeles Centre Manager


My background is in international management and consulting for global enterprise clients having worked in several Fortune 500 companies for over 2 decades. I was also a corporate social responsibility country leader and community volunteer for Catholic charities for many years. I am currently involved in community initiatives that aim to positively impact and contribute to the best possible outcomes for women, tamariki, and their whānau both locally and in Southeast Asia. I have a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master's degree in Applied Management




Rechelle Apondar Finance Administrator


I have worked as a Management Accountant for the oil and gas services industry in the Middle East and as Financial Accountant in a multinational company in the Philippines. My passion to learn and add value to the company has been my driving force to gain certification in Management Accounting (USA) and complete Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting at NMIT. Working for a not-for-profit organisation helps me to meet people from different backgrounds and create a positive impact on the community.



Lyn Cotton Centre Administrative Support


I am lucky to have been born in Nelson and I have enjoyed living all of my life here.  I am married to Charles and we have a blended family made up of four adult children and six grandchildren.  When I am not working, I enjoy tending to our rambling garden, quilting, reading, catching up with friends and travel when the opportunity arises.  My working life has been spent largely in administrative positions and after a break of three years I have returned to the workforce by joining the team at Nelson Women’s Centre.  I enjoy meeting and greeting the visitors to the Centre and carrying out tasks that contribute to the smooth day to day running.  I have enjoyed meeting many new people already and I thank you all for your encouragement and support.