Meet Our Staff

Lee Hickey
Lee HickeyBusiness Development Manager
Cynthia Blom
Cynthia BlomAdministrator/Accounts
Gaylene Thompson
Gaylene ThompsonReception/Admin Assist
Jordan Douglas
Jordan DouglasProgramme Coordinator Support

Meet Our Tutors

Elizabeth Aloua
Elizabeth AlouaWEST Becoming Financially Fit Tutor
Maxine Corbett
Maxine CorbettWEST Work Ready/WEST Training Tutor
Lee Hickey
Lee HickeyWEST Training/Becoming Financially Fit Tutor
Lynda Barrett
Lynda BarrettWEST Driver Education Tutor
Maria Conaghan
Maria ConaghanWEST Driver Education Tutor
Dr Susan Healy
Dr Susan HealyWEST Training Tutor
Buffie Mawhinney
Buffie MawhinneyWEST Becoming Financially Fit Tutor
John Mowbray
John MowbrayWEST Driver Education/Commercial Roadskills Tutor
John Carrodus
John CarrodusWEST Becoming Financially Fit Tutor
Carolyn Slade
Carolyn SladeWEST Becoming Financially Fit Tutor
Brent Mags
Brent MagsWEST Becoming Financially Fit Tutor
Gaylene Thompson
Gaylene ThompsonWEST Driver Education Tutor
Judy Henderson
Judy HendersonWEST Becoming Financially Fit Tutor

Meet Our Volunteers

Barbara Joy
Barbara JoyWEST Dressed Coordinator
Stephanie
StephanieWEST Dressed Volunteer
Leanne
LeanneWEST Dressed Volunteer

Meet Our Governance Board

John Carrodus
John CarrodusChairperson
John was previously a principal at Edmonton Primary School and is now actively involved in supporting a number of community and Not for Profit organisations. John is also the WEST handyperson and we keep him busy with maintaining the Facility so that it is always looking it’s best.
Jane Gilmour
Jane GilmourGovernance Board Secretary
Jane has been Manager of Literacy Waitakere for over 10 years, as a business manager rather than an educator! She brings a business and people management focus to the organisation from a diverse career in small business, including her own, in food manufacturing and distribution, importing and exporting, personnel recruitment and landscape architecture. She has a BA in languages and an NZIM Management Diploma.
Barbara Joy
Barbara JoyGovernance Board Member
Barbara worked for ten years with Waitakere Enterprise, including two years Manager of the Business Incubator/Business Centre plus delivering `Be Your Own Boss’ Start-Up programme for MSD. Her previous extensive experience included sales and technical support both in Australia & New Zealand. She has three years experience as a previous Community Waitakere Board member and now WEA/WEST.
Lynda Barrett
Lynda BarrettGovernance Board Member
Lynda has been self employed as a driving instructor for 32 years, a school bus & charter bus driver for 10 years, and a tutor for WEA/WEST for 14 years. Plus just the normal wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother!
Vinetta Pearce
Vinetta PearceGovernance Board Member
Vinetta has considerable experience in small business management, network facilitation and convening, and place based community development. Currently Vinetta works as the manager of a local community organisation.