Emma Aitken - Manager (Avonhead Road)
Emma joined Hawksbury in 2017 as Senior Support Worker at Avonhead Road and in 2019 moved into the role of House Manager at Avonhead Road.
Emma has lived in Christchurch since the 80’s and calls Christchurch her home. Emma enjoys Dragon boating and currently paddles for a team competitively and has won many medals from her dragon boat racing. Emma has one fur baby a Siberian Husky called Mishka. Emma enjoys the outdoors and enjoys going on hill walks in the weekends.
Kerri Campbell - Manager (Gainford Street)
Prior to joining Hawksbury as the Manager at Gainford Street in 2019 Kerri worked in rest homes providing palliative care and also spent nine years working at Brackenridge bringing vast knowledge and skills to Hawksbury. Kerri previously worked with Oranga Tamariki as a resource worker and has fostered many children for several years.
Kerri has three grown up sons and have eight grandchildren. She enjoys the outdoors, photography, art, dragon boating, pottering in her garden and spending time with her family.
Mantar Deep - Manager (William Brittan)
Mantar joined Hawksbury in 2015 as support worker at Avonhead road. Since then, Mantar worked at different positions including PRT staff, senior staff and now as a Manager.
Mantar is a registered pharmacist from India and studied Infection prevention and Control in Rotorua when he first came to New Zealand in 2011. Mantar is working in healthcare and disability sector for last 8 years now. Mantar is very happy with his current role as he loves to support people with disability to plan their lives and achieve the goals.
Mantar is married to Manpreet (Reet) and they have a lovely daughter Hazel of two and half years. Mantar likes to spend time with his family and friends, go to movies, travel. Mantar’s dream is to travel all New Zealand in a caravan with his family.
Deborah Reynolds - Manager (Ranginui Drive)
Deborah joined Hawksbury in August 2019 as Manager for the three homes at Ranginui Drive. She has had varied background in the healthcare sector such as an Assessor, Adult teacher, and Duty Leader prior to her Managers appointment at Hawksbury.
Deborah has a positive attitude and is determined to make life easier for disabled people to live the life they want.
Deborah has three adult children and two grandchildren. Her personal interests are family, gardening and of course shopping.
Lisa Drew - Manager (Bennington)
Lisa started with Hawksbury in March 2020 and is the Manager at Bennington Way. Prior to working for Hawksbury Lisa worked in vocational service setting. Getting involved in arranging stage productions, and camps.
Lisa is passionate about the section and being given the opportunity to enrich peoples lives and create long lasting sense of achievement and pride for the people she has supported.
Lisa moved to New Zealand in 2005 and loves exploring New Zealand.
Mike Hohaia - Manager (Condell)
Mike joined Hawksbury in September 2020 with over 30 years’ experience in the disability and mental health sector. His career started back in another era at Templeton Hospital, before moving to Brackenridge for sixteen years and then on to Te Roopu Taurima and North Canterbury Rehabilitation Centre.
Mike strives to support all people to live their best life and experience as many things as they can. He brings the values of whanaungatanga (connecting and getting to know people), Manaakitanaga (care, hospitality, warmth) and respecting the mana of all people to every aspect of his work.
Mike grew up in South Auckland, he is of Ngapuhi descent and maintains strong ties to the Hokianga where his whānau are from. He moved to Ōtautahi in 1987, has one son and now lives in North Canterbury with his wife and kurī. Mike likes to keep fit, play touch rugby and enjoys a nice red wine on his days off.
Julie Elsey - Manager (Centre Street)
Julie started her Hawsbury Community Living Trust career in December 2019 as Manager of Centre Street.
Prior to this Julie has had a long background of supporting people with varying abilities. Coming from Wellington Laura Ferguson Trust which she held the role of Coordinator supporting people with brain and spinal injuries.
Julie is loving her role as Manager at Hawksbury supporting our people to lead their best possible lives with a lot of passion and drive.
Julie is an exceptionally proud mother of one adult daughter and an annoying cat.
When Julie is not at work, she enjoys spending time with the people she loves. Her passions include – painting, sewing, making wooden sculptures, buying furniture and watching historical documentaries.
Michele McCutcheon - 2IC (Gordon Road)
Michele was employed by Hawksbury in 2004 initially supporting within the Outreach Retirement Programme where she enjoyed 3 rewarding years.
She then transitioned into a part time Support Worker Role quickly moving into a full-time position working through our three homes in Gordon Road Mosgiel. This has given her the utmost pleasure, providing support, seeing people grow and living their lives their way has been wonderful to be a part of.
In 2020 Michele was graduated into a 2IC Role within the Gordon Road homes.
Michele has a passion for the disability sector and is outgoing and approachable.
Michele has been married for 33 years and has 3 adult sons, one living abroad. Her personal interests include spending time within her new home in Wingatui, spending quality time with her loved ones and friends, baking, cooking, travelling, and shoe shopping.
Jodie Shaw - Manager (Cumnor, Waltham, Phoenix, Aldwins)
Jodie joined Hawksbury in June 2020 taking on the role as manager for Cumnor Terrace, Phoenix Lane, Waltham Road and Aldwins Road.
Prior to this Jodie worked in numerous roles within the Health and Disability sector since 2004 which is where her passion has always been. Jodie enjoys seeing how her work makes a positive impact on those she supports.
Jodie moved back to Christchurch in 2015 after living in Auckland for 5 years where she spent her time working for Waitemata District Health board and studying mental Health.
Jodie recently moved out to Rolleston with her husband Corey and 2 young children aged 1 and 3 who keep her on her toes.