Central Plateau REAP Board
We have an experienced board elected by members and drawn from the community. Four are voted on as “ordinary members”. Five are voted on as sector representatives for early childhood, schools, Maori, rural and staff.
Our Annual General Meetings are held in April and provide an opportunity to let our membership know what great things we’ve been up to in the community.
Or, click here for Annual Report 2020
If you would like to join Central Plateau REAP as a member, click here.
MEET OUR BOARD:
Marilyn Kidd, Chairman
Judy Nepia, Board Secretary
Janet Jackson, Māori
Clint Green, Rural
Sarah Dempsey, Early Childhood
Rose Symes, Schools
Stephen Bignall, Finance
Harriet Shaw-Puha, Staff Representative
Roana Bennett (GM) Ex-officio board member
Central Plateau REAP Staff
Management & Administration
Roana Bennett – General Manager
Vanessa Church – Finance & Admin Manager
Jo Sawyers – Finance & Admin Officer
Rangatahi & Whānau
Brian Griffin – Mentors’ Co-ordinator
Judith Peez – Rangatahi Tutor
Luke Stevens – Rangatahi Mentor
Gemma Fore-Smyth – Rangatahi Mentor
Desiree van den Broek – Strengthening Families Co-ordinator
Harriet Puha – Whānau Services Manager
Linda Moss – Adult Education Manager
Jude Sherning – Literacy & Numeracy Tutor
Joce Moyle – Schools’ Co-ordinator
Kim Roots – Early Childhood Co-ordinator
Bay Boocock – Playgroup Facilitator
Mere Maniapoto Tutor, Te Reo
Moepuke Church Tutor, Te Reo
Takawai McCarthy Tutor, Te Reo
Diane Smith Tutor, NZSL
Victoria Green Tutor, NZSL Merge NZ
Johnny Mihinui Tutor, AVENUE
Jacalyn Later Tutor, AVENUE
Since 2019, Central Plateau REAP board members and staff have been growing in their understanding of the strong alignment between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our REAP purpose and vision. We believe that, as a regional not-for-profit in one of the smaller countries in the world, we have the potential to punch above our weight and contribute to the SDGs in a holistic way that is meaningful to the communities we serve.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals outlined by the United Nations are designed to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity”. The SDGs encourage a reconsideration of the impact of various activities on people and the planet. REAP has a long term history of proudly serving the Central Plateau region. By incorporating the SDGs into our strategy, we will be able to identify and quantify our contribution to this global cause.
During the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown, REAP staff used some of that time to identify SDG’s relevant to their particular area of focus. As a result we have committed to the following SDGs:
Since 2019, Central Plateau REAP board members and staff have been growing in their understanding of the strong alignment between the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and our REAP purpose and vision.
Our parent body, REAP Aotearoa, is leading the SDG work with the 13 independent REAPs.