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Meet The Team

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Our Team

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OUR
Leader

Meet Theresa Nimarota our Chief Executive Officer, a seasoned leader with a strong background in nonprofit management, education, and diverse community engagement. With extensive training in social work and a Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision from the University of Auckland, our CEO brings a wealth of expertise to Taeaomanino Trust. Her career is defined by a deep-seated commitment to empowering individuals and communities to thrive.

At Taeaomanino Trust, guided by her visionary leadership, we are committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve. Through strategic business development initiatives, our CEO leads efforts to expand our impact and reach, ensuring that Taeaomanino Trust remains a leader in driving positive change within our community.

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Theresa Nimarota
CEO 

Leadership Team

Tropical Island

Alapua Poasa

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NZAC 47581
Accredited Clinical Supervisor, 3910. (P) DAPAANZ.
MProfPrac
BCouns Add   
GDip Add
BSoc Policy

Tuaopepe Lucia Kasiano

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SWRB 3973  
BSW  
MProfPrac 

Daniel Umaga

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Certificate in Public Health

Grayson Ibell

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BBus Design & Market Insights

Addictions and Mental Health Services Team

Leaf Pattern Design

Alapua Poasa

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NZAC 47581
Accredited Clinical Supervisor, 3910.  DAPAANZ (P)
MProfPrac
BCouns Add 
GDip Add
BSoc Policy

Team Manager

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SWRB 11401
DAPAANZ (P) 6133
BSW

Stephanie Va’a

Counsellor

Seanoa Faraimo

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Support Worker

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BAddS, 
DAPAANZ (P) 5600

Counsellor

Zihao Jiang

Louisa Cleverley 

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SWRB 1530186
MASW
BSc (Psych)

Counsellor

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NZAC 99178
BCouns

Deanna Wanoa

Counsellor

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DAPAANZ 2506
BCouns

GDipAdd
Cert Supv

 

Mohammed Hassan

Counsellor

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DAPAANZ
BNRN 
Post Grad Dip Specialty Care
Dip SW
Cert Add Couns
Dip Biblical Studies

Counsellor

Rosa Nimarota

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Alapua has a Master of Social Services Degree and is a Certified Counsellor

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Alapua has a Master of Social Services Degree and is a Certified Counsellor

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Alapua has a Master of Social Services Degree and is a Certified Counsellor

Family Start Team

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Team Manager

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SWRB 3973  
BSW  
MProfPrac 

Tuaopepe Lucia Kasiano

Matile Laumemea

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SWRB 115745
Bachelor of Bi-Culturalism and Social Work

Social Worker

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Bachelor of Bi-Culturalism and Social Work

Fanau Worker

Ruta Korouea

Briar Maxwell 

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SWRB 12838
BSW

Social Worker

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SWRB 13627
BSW

Nani Beganovich

Social Worker

Jeanette de Thierry

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SWRB 7295
BSW

Social Worker

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SWRB (P) 1535720
BSW

Elenoa Fagalei

Social Worker

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SWRB (P) 1536368
BSW

Kihayla Uluilelata

Social Worker

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Bachelor in Youth Development

Patricia Tavita

Fanau Worker

Family & Community Services

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Daniel Umaga

Team Leader

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Certificate in Public Health

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National Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions (Pacific Health)

Poko Ngaro

Community Support Worker

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Alapua has a Master of Social Services Degree and is a Certified Counsellor

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Alapua has a Master of Social Services Degree and is a Certified Counsellor

Alphonso Parsons

Support Worker

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SWRB (P) 1538901
 

Support Worker

Atele Aliva

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Organisation Tina Matua

Suluvave Nonutunu Sila Aliva

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Organisation Matua and Cultural Advisor
National Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions (Pacific Health)

Support Worker

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SWRB 11559
BSW

Tangi Edwards  

Social Worker

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SWRB 10638
BSW

Okesene Faraimo

Social Worker

Antenatal, Family Violence, Youth Transition, Whanau Resilience

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NZAC (P) 99433
DAPAANZ (P) 6832
BCouns Add

Amanda Foster

Counsellor

Zella Wilson 

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SWRB 10154
BSW

Social Worker

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BA Psych.

Jahaziel Natanielu

Counsellor

Kaimahi

Louis Smith

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Monique Lamositele-Sio

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Co-ordinator

Matalena Tufala

Co-ordinator

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SWRB 9410
BSW

Sara Teaurima

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SWRB 9148
BSW
Cert Supv

Co-ordinator

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