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


Chief Executive (Acting)

Robyn Winks

Phone: 07 280 5830

Email: robyn.winks@accessability.org.nz

National Operations Manager

Angela Te Whaiti

Angela Te Whaiti

Phone: 03 929 1421

Email: angela.tewhaiti@accessability.org.nz

Quality Advisor

Melissa Dallas, Team Leader, Otago and Southland Office.

Melissa Wilkinson

Phone: 03 929 1422

Email: melissa.wilkinson@accessability.org.nz

Professional Supervisor

Helen Burnip

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
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
Susan Cross
Service Facilitator
03 929 1430 susan.cross@accessability.org.nz
Amy Hall-Jones
Service Facilitator
03 929 1438 amy.hall-jones@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
Stephen Baker
Service Facilitator
03 929 1427 stephen.baker@accessability.org.nz
Nancy Smith
Service Facilitator
03 929 1434 nancy.smith@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 Tohia
06 281 1237 jo-ann.tohia@accessability.org.nz
Jill Christiansen
Senior Service Facilitator
06 281 1238 jill.christiansen@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
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
Debbie Paton
Service Facilitator
06 281 3520 debbie.paton@accessability.org.nz

Local Area Coordination team

Name and title Phone Email
Angela Te Whaiti
Project Manager
03 929 1421
027 493 4608
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