Chief Executive Officer
Jen is originally from Scotland and been in New Zealand since 2004 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
Heather works in the powerhouse at the Rotorua Youth Centre as Business Manager. This means she and her team are responsible for making sure the organisation runs like a well-oiled machine. They manage day to day resources and protocols needed that help to push toward financial, operational and strategic objectives.
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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
Kia Ora. My name is Arnold and I work in the Youth Employment Plus team as a Workplace Opportunities Broker. This means that I engage with businesses to open up pathways to employment for our rangatahi.
I’m originally from South Africa, and moved to Aotearoa in November 2019 with my family.More about Arnold
Snr. 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
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
Malo ni, My name is Vera!
I am a Tokelauan/ Tongan raised in Otara, Auckland and have now relocated to live the beautiful Rotorua!
I spent many school holidays with my grandmother and my cousins here in Rotorua so this place has always been a second home for me.More about Vera
Clinical Nurse Manager - Youth Justice & Mental Health
Kia ora, I’m Helen. Born and bred in Yorkshire, and living in New Zealand since 2003.
I trained as a registered nurse here in Rotorua with a specific focus for the mental health sector. I am passionate about and dedicated to working with a person centered, holistic approach. I bring a kete of knowledge with me gathered from world-wide travel and a variety of volunteer posts within different countries and cultures.More about Helen
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