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
Practice Manager - Youth Health
I was born and raised in Rotorua and enjoy being outdoors at the lakes and forest in our wonderful area.
My working background is Administration and Finance.
I’ve been at Rotorua Youth Centre for 11 years, I really like being part of a team that are committed to being supportive of Young People.More about Sandy
Youth Development Manager
Kia ora! Steve Holmes here! I have been working with youth for about 25 years both as a youth worker and in youth development management. My job includes ensuring that all of our programmes achieve the best outcomes for our rangatahi.
I love my job, and get great satisfaction in working in a team whose focus is to help young people realise their value and take steps towards reaching their amazing potential.More about Steve
Employment Manager (YEP-R)
My name is Chris Cookson and I am the Youth Employment Plus Rotorua (YEP R) manager at the Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust. I work alongside the Youth Worker/Navigators and our Employment Broker in the YEP R team to support our rangatahi into mahi.
I was born and bred in Rotorua (Rotokawa) and am Te Arawa (Ngati Uenukukopako and Ngati Rangiteaorere) on my fathers side and Ngati Kahungungu ki Wairarapa and Ngai Tahu ki Murihiku on my mothers.More about Chris
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
Transitions Youth Worker
My name is Jordyn and I am a Transitions Youth Worker, my role is helping young people that have been in care transition back to whanau/independency.
I am a proud Tokelauan/Maori born and raised in Rotorua with 3 beautiful kids who mean the world to me.
I have a strong passion for working with youth as I enjoy helping people and seeing them achieve their goals and be happy. I enjoy sports mainly rugby/league and golf, I believe sports is an awesome avenue or tool that youth can use to build relationships and feel apart of something. (team culture, being a team member).More about Jordyn
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
Youth Worker - Navigator
Hi I’m Kirsty!
I am a Youth Worker Navigator at the Youth Centre and I am here to support and empower rangatahi by assisting, mentoring and coaching them on their journey into employment or study .. or where ever they want to go! As well as assisting young people on their journey, I facilitate our hospitality programmes including Barista and cooking.More about Kirsty
Kia ora! My name is Te Hoi!
Ko Ngaati Tuwharetoa me Te Ati Haunui a Paparangi ngaa iwi. Ko Ngaati Tutemohuta me Ngaati Rangi ngaa hapu.
My role is a Youth Navigator, to support and empower rangatahi by mentoring and coaching them to follow their pathway whether it be employment or studying.More about Te Hoi
Ko Matawhaura te Maunga, Ko Rotoiti te Roto, Ko Ngati Rongomai te Hapu, Ko Te Arawa te Waka, Ko Te Arawa te Iwi
KIA ORA! Im Janey! I am born and breed in Rotorua and have a passion for supporting our local Rangatahi.
I started with RYC in 2020 facilitating the mates and dates programme in local high schools, supporting and encouraging young people to have healthy relationships.More about Janey-Rose
Kia ora! I’m Phill, a Youth Navigator in the Youth Employment team and I enjoy making a positive impact on the lives of our rangatahi.
I was raised in Auckland and also spent time living in Budapest, Hungary. Now living in Rotorua with my wife Viki, and daughter Rusty (feline).More about Phill
E2E Vocational Broker
my name is Tina Mischewski, and I am the Education to Employment Vocational Broker. Born and raised in Rotorua, I grew up in the Rotokawa community. I whakapapa to Te Arawa and Ngai Tahu on my mother’s side and Raratonga (Cook Island Māori) on my father’s side.More about Tina
My name is Tania. I have worked at Rotovegas Youth Health for the past 10 years
Youth health is where I have chosen to specialise. Working with young people is very energising and inspiring.
We have a wonderful health team who can offer a variety of support services.More about Tania
Kia ora, I’m Joanne, a Registered Nurse and nature lover 🙂 working in the youth health centre.
Originally from Gisborne, I have lived in Rotorua for the last 20 plus years,
I’m very happy to continue to support our young people to be healthy and strong, as individuals and as part of our community.More about Joanne
Hi I’m Diane. I’m a registered nurse from Yorkshire, England.
I qualified as a registered nurse in London over 30 years ago. I have lived in Cyprus and Germany and have worked in many areas of nursing including, GP health centres, sexual health clinics, British military health centres and prison health care.More about Diane