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
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
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