Mates and Dates
Chief Executive Officer
Jen is originally from Scotland and been in New Zealand for 14 years working in several leadership/management roles in health, not-for-profit, local authority and education sectors.
Jen has extensive experience in the public health, health promotion and community/youth development sector
Ko Matawhaura te Maunga, Ko Rotoiti te Roto, Ko Ngati Pikiao te Hapu, Ko Te Arawa te Waka, Ko Te Arawa te Iwi.
Born and bred in Rotorua I love this place I call home! I am lucky enough to be the Registered Social worker for our organisation.I have been here in this role for 5 years.More about Hera Merito
Mates and Dates Coordinator
Hey I’m Fem and my partner in crime is Scooby.
I am a nurse but do a few different things at the youth centre. My main job is co-ordinating and delivering Mates and Dates which is a sexual violence prevention and healthy relationship program which we run in the schools.More about Fem Hilbink
Gus Te Moni
Youth Worker - Creative Programmes
The name’s GUS TE MONI. I am a tireless seeker of knowledge, occasional purveyor of wisdom and also, coincidentally, a radio broadcasting champion, reigning KING of processes & systems and loyal worker for the youth and their families.More about Gus Te Moni
Youth Worker - Navigator
Kia ora! Joel King-Hazel here. I am one of the team members of the youth development team.
Our team is dedicated to creating programmes and projects for young people to take part in, that expand and challenge young people through activities.More about Joel King-Hazel