Our team

These are some of the people you might find yourself working with at AccessAbility.

If you need to contact a specific staff member, find their details below. Alternatively, contact your local office to be connected with the best person to assist you.

Find the contact details for your local office


Tony Blackett, Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Tony Blackett

Phone: 09 280 3586

Email: tony.blackett@accessability.org.nz

Angela Te Whaiti

National Operations Manager

Angela Te Whaiti

Phone: 03 929 1421

Email: angela.tewhaiti@accessability.org.nz

Melissa Dallas, Team Leader, Otago and Southland Office.

Quality Advisor

Melissa Wilkinson

Phone: 03 929 1422

Email: melissa.wilkinson@accessability.org.nz

HelenBurnip

Professional Supervisor

Helen Burnip

Phone: 03 929 1423

Email: helen.burnip@accessability.org.nz

Referrals Coordinator

Jan Gelston 

Phone: 06 281 1234

Email: jan.gelston@accessability.org.nz  


Otago and Southland team

Name and title Phone Email

Louisa Beaumont
Team Leader 

 
03 929 1436

 louisa.beaumont@accessability.org.nz

Karen Collings
Senior Service Facilitator

03 929 1428

karen.collings@accessability.org.nz

Kim Mihaka
Acting Senior Service Facilitator

03 929 1429 kim.mihaka@accessability.org.nz

Michelle Mielnik
Senior Service Facilitator 

03 929 1435

michelle.mielnik@accessability.org.nz

Gerhard Waayer
Service Facilitator

03 929 1432

gerhard.waayer@accessability.org.nz

Bernadette Milburn
Service Facilitator 

03 929 1426

bernadette.milburn@accessability.org.nz

Daniel Benson-Guiu
Service Facilitator 

03 929 1437 

daniel.benson-guiu@accessability.org.nz

Emma Smith
Service Facilitator 

03 929 1430

emma.smith@accessability.org.nz

Tony Ayoub
Service Facilitator 

 03 929 1427  tony.ayoub@accessability.org.nz  

Diane Rigby
Support Co-ordinator

03 929 1420

diane.rigby@accessability.org.nz

Neville Todd
Senior Service Facilitator

03 929 1425

neville.todd@accessability.org.nz

Tuti
Marie-Robinson
Service Facilitator

03 929 1431

tuti.marie-robinson@accessability.org.nz

Debbie McEwan
Service Facilitator

03 974 8104

debbie.mcewan@accessability.org.nz

Rachae Lynch
Administrator

03 929 1424

rachae.lynch@accessability.org.nz

Taranaki team

Name and title Phone Email

Jo-ann Tohia
Team Leader
Jo-ann Team Leader

06 281 1237

jo-ann.tohia@accessability.org.nz

Jill Christiansen
Senior Service
Facilitator  

06 281 1238

jill.christiansen@accessability.org.nz

Cherry Williams
Service Facilitator 

06 281 1233

cherry.williams@accessability.org.nz

Lisa Abraham
Service Facilitator 

06 281 1235

lisa.abraham@accessability.org.nz

Marina Versteeg
Service Facilitator  

06 281 1236

marina.versteeg@accessability.org.nz

Whanganui team

Name and title Phone Email

Claire Heffernan
Team Leader
Claire Team Leader 

06 281 3123

claire.heffernan@accessability.org.nz

Julie Hannan
Senior Service Facilitator  

06 281 3124

julie.hannan@accessability.org.nz

Penny de Jongh
Service Facilitator (MOH)

06 281 3126

penny.dejongh@accessability.org.nz

Kirsty Burgess
Service Facilitator (DHB)

06 281 3122

kirsty.burgess@accessability.org.nz

Robyn Rose
Service Facilitator (DHB)

06 281 3125

robyn.rose@accessability.org.nz

Denise Bell
Service Facilitator (MOH)

06 281 3121

denise.bell@accessability.org.nz

Joan O'Neill-Fong
Support Coordinator 

06 281 3127

joan.oneill-fong@accessability.org.nz

Sei Leapai
Support Coordinator

06 281 3128

sei.leapai@accessability.org.nz

Local Area Coordination team

Name and title Phone Email

Angela Te Whaiti
Project Manager 

03 929 1421
027934608 

 angela.tewhaiti@accessability.org.nz

Jenny Hogg
LAC &Team Leader - Southland 

03 928 5253
027 445 4622 

jenny.hogg@accessability.org.nz

Tony McLean
Project Mentor 

tony@imaginebetter.co.nz

Harriet Toa
LAC for Dunedin

03 929 1433
027 500 2281
 

 harriet.toa@accessability.org.nz

Lina Langford
LAC for Invercargill 

03 929 5231
027 445 4621 

 lina.langford@accessability.org.nz

Finance and business systems team

Name and title Phone Email

Rex Healy
Manager Finance &
Business Systems

06 281 1231

rex.healy@accessability.org.nz

Maree Fruhstorfer
Executive
Administrator 

06 281 1502 maree.fruhstorfer@accessability.org.nz

Peter Sayers
Business Systems &
Reporting Analyst

06 281 1201

peter.sayers@accessability.org.nz

Bronwyn McCurdy
Financial
Administrator 

06 281 1232

bronwyn.mccurdy@accessability.org.nz

Robyn Winks
Human Resources
Advisor
07 280 5830 robyn.winks@accessability.org.nz

Amanda Cooper
Call Centre Operator 

06 281 1240

amanda.cooper@accessability.org.nz