MEET OUR TEAM

management

Josiah Teokotai

Josiah Teokotai

Kaiwhakahaere Matua (General Manager)

Josiah, a native of Tokoroa, brings a wealth of inspiration and leadership drawn from his upbringing and the community figures who preceded him. With decades of experience in leadership and management, complemented by a degree in leadership and mental health, Josiah is adept at navigating the complex landscape of social service provision in our community.

Beyond his professional achievements, Josiah wears multiple hats within the community. He currently sits on the South Waikato District Council and serves as a Justice of the Peace. Additionally, he actively engages with the community, particularly in advocating for local youth sports teams.

Jess Wana

Jess Wana

Kaiwhakahaere Papa Mahi

Lana Ahomiro

Lana Ahomiro

Kaiwhakahaere Rauemi (Operations Manager)

Lana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our leadership team, having dedicated nearly three decades to serving with us at TCOSS. As a tribute to her years of dedication and service, we’ve named one wing of the building in her honour.

Beyond her responsibilities within our organisation, Lana is a passionate advocate for pursuing one’s passions and embracing challenges. For over two decades, she has been an active participant in the local theatre productions and now serves as president of the organisation.

With her own large family, Lana possesses a unique perspective that informs her decision-making both as a leader of TCOSS and as a supporter of the families we serve.

staff

Juiel

Juiel

Family Support

Bella Teina

Bella Teina

Admin | Reception

Jay

Jay

Mirimiri | Family Support

Sione

Sione

Family Support

Terunui Ahomiro

Terunui Ahomiro

Compliance

Jo'wanna Jarita

Jo'wanna Jarita

Family Wellbeing

Angel Haa

Angel Haa

Finance Administrator

Red Clark

Red Clark

Integrated Attendance Service

Taruna Petera

Taruna Petera

Tamaiti Initiatives

Charlotte

Charlotte

Integrated Attendance Service

Dwan Pratt

Dwan Pratt

Emergency Housing Navigator

Debbie Fransham

Debbie Fransham

Emergency Housing Navigator

Lulu Cooper

Lulu Cooper

Family Violence Support

Debbie S

Debbie S

Triage

Danielle Karauna

Danielle Karauna

Heartlands Office

Ashleigh Evans

Ashleigh Evans

Social Worker in School