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JO LANE -Marlborough Youth Trust Manager
Jo has moved from being a trustee into an active role supporting Marlborough Youth Trust
GINNY YOUNG - Youth Worker
Ginny has moved here from Christchurch and has worked with youth for the past 6 years. She worked for a Youth Development Organisation where she was the Team Leader of Sport, Youth and Outdoors.
DEEDEE BANCROFT- Independent Events Coordinator
Deedee is an Independent Contractor of the MYT, whose primary responsibility is to coordinate local youth events. She is the Director of Admin Help 4 U and coordinates a number of projects within the community. Deedee loves helping make fun and exciting memories for youth in Marlborough.
SOSAIA MESUI - Friend of the Trust
Our youth representative speaking on behalf of youth in Marlborough, actively gets out and supports all of our events.
ANDREA CUNNIFFEE- Treasurer
Andrea took on the role of MYT Treasurer in July 2016. Also the Treasurer for NZ Blue Light, she has a great interest in youth and the community, and is a fantastic asset to the MYT team!!
LYNE AGNEW- Friend of the Trust
Lyne is a volunteer to the Trust. She attends meetings regularly and also helps out at events.
Lyne is a Career Advisorwho can help youth with Career advice...you can find her at Careers Marlborough
JONATHAN CASH - Friend of the Trust
Jonathan is a past Youth Representative. Currently studying in Auckland, he has volunteered at many events over the years and continues to help when he returns home to Marlborough.
RUSSELL SMITH- Chairperson
Russell is the Chairperson of the Marlborough Youth Trust. He is the Blenheim Community Constable and has been a member of the NZ Police for over 30 years. He is, and has been, a representative on over a dozen steering groups in Marlborough, including Safe and Sound at the Top which succeeded in obtaining the World Health Organisation Safe Community Accreditation for Marlborough. Russell has a focus on community safety and a passion for working towards establishing holistic processes that link Marlborough youth providers and youth into youth development initiatives.
AMAROA KATU - Secretary
Amaroa has worked in health for over 10 years, working in primary, secondary and Maori health and is the Community Health Services Manager for the Marlborough PHO. Amaroa has been a local representative on many steering groups in Marlborough from health, physical activity, tertiary scholarships and an Iwi representative for the Police Working Group. Amaroa looks at initiatives to improve access to health services for youth and to identify and reduce any gaps to services.
DEAN BUCKLEY - Trustee
Dean was born and raised in Marlborough, where he still lives today with his wife and two teenage sons. He is a Senior Constable for NZ Police and his current role is a Youth Aid Officer. Dean has been a Trustee with the MYT for the last seven years and is still actively involved today. Dean enjoys working with young people and strives to be a positive influence and mentor for the youth of Marlborough. Dean enjoys his role as a Trustee and has seen first hand the positive impacts of two significant MYT programmes "Blenheim CACTUS and PCT confidence course" has had on many of our fine Marlborough young people.
GRAHAM BARSANTI - Trustee
Graham has been a trustee for MYT for over 10 years. He is a councillor on the Marlborough District Council.
HELEN McLEAN - Trustee
Helen is a part time Health Promoter at Public Health Service, with a focus on young people and positive sexuality. She provides information and resources to those who work with young people. Helen initiated the Marlborough Colleges Peer Support program in 1996, where students learn health & service knowledge which they can pass onto their peers. Helen is a long time supporter of Rainbow Youth, and is keen to see that Marlborough supports all young people to reach their potential. Helen & her husband enjoy country life and have 2 young people of their own.
Marlborough Youth Trust
Telephone Direct: 03 579 3143