Cheryl Spykerman – Staff Spotlight March 2024

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Cheryl Spykerman! TRANSCRIPT: Hello, my name is Cheryl. I work as a Child & Youth Team Leader, and my office at Deaf Aotearoa is in… Hawkes Bay! It’s a beautiful place. When I first started working for Deaf Aotearoa, I was in Auckland … Read more

Natasha Cloete – Staff Spotlight January 2024

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Natasha Cloete! TRANSCRIPT: Hey! Happy New Year 2024! I hope you all had a good holiday. Maybe some of you worked through the holidays, but still, it’s great to enjoy summer in December and January! Getting together with your friends etc. I’m sure … Read more

Ruth Coburn – Staff Spotlight December 2023

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Ruth Coburn! TRANSCRIPT: Hi, my name is Ruth. I’m a Team Leader of Adults & Seniors Service. I’ve been working at Deaf Aotearoa for 16 years! I really love meeting the community, new community members, and people coming in, and we’d have a … Read more

Ella Li – Staff Spotlight November 2023

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Ella Li! TRANSCRIPT: Hello everyone! My name is Ella. I’m an accountant. I love movies, reading and travelling! #deafaotearoa #nzsl #staffspotlight

Rachel Hargreaves – Staff Spotlight August 2023

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Rachel Hargreaves! TRANSCRIPT: Hi! My name is Rachel. My role at Deaf Aotearoa is Policy & Advocacy Manager, and my office is at the national office in Wellington. I started working here on 1st July last year, working 34 hours weekly. On Wednesday … Read more

Debra Jamieson – Staff Spotlight June 2023

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Debra Jamieson! TRANSCRIPT: Hi! I’m Debra. I’m based at Deaf Aotearoa’s Christchurch office, and I’m a Children & Youth Services Facilitator. I’ve been working here for almost 8 years! I really love my job! What do I do? I travel – fly to … Read more

Rodney Simchowitz – Staff Spotlight April 2023

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Rodney Simchowitz! TRANSCRIPT: Hey, my name is Rodney. I work in South Auckland office as First Signs Facilitator. I work with families and children ages 0-5, and youth as well! I’ve been working at Deaf Aotearoa for 3 years. Whew, time flew by … Read more

Michelle Sinclair – Staff Spotlight March 2023

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Michelle Sinclair! TRANSCRIPT: Hi! My name is Michelle, I’m here at Deaf Aotearoa’s office in Dunedin. It’s a beautiful morning. Dunedin is always warm in the winter! (haha). I have been working here for 12 years, that’s a long time! At first, I … Read more

Becky Hadfield – Staff Spotlight February 2023

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 Kia ora to Becky Hadfield! TRANSCRIPT: My name is Becky Hadfield and I’m a General Manager of Organisation Development. In my role, I look for opportunities to improve services, staff wellbeing, internal systems and quality checks. I am based in Nelson, our office is in Stoke. … Read more

James Anderson-Pole – Staff Spotlight January 2023

😀 Staff Spotlight 👋 A warm welcome to James Anderson-Pole! TRANSCRIPT: Kia ora! My name is James. My role is Translation Team Leader, based here in Avondale office in Auckland. Before this role, I was a teacher for around 7 years, teaching deaf children. Before that a long time ago, … Read more