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Board Members

  • Anne Wilkinson2

    Anne Wilkinson ONZM


    Anne’s involvement in the sector began over 30 years ago as a parent. She has a background of working with families and for over 25 years, worked for the family based support organisation, Parent to Parent New Zealand.
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  • Pati Umage

    Pati Umaga

    Board Member

    Pati Umaga is a disability advocate and the current chair National Enabling Good Lives Leadership Group.  He sits on a number of boards and advisory groups involved with the UNCRPD, NZDS and the Disability Action Plan.
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    Belinda O'Brien

    Board Member

    Belinda O'Brien was appointed a Board member in February 2013. Belinda is a Chartered Accountant and has 15 years auditing experience for global professional services firms. She brings with her a wealth of financial accounting/reporting experience to assist the SAMS Board to meets its financial reporting obligations.
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  • Tiffany

    Tiffany Wilkinson

    Board Member

    Tiffany has a family member with ASD and an intellectual disability, and so has been passionate about equality and inclusion from a young age. She completed a Masters of Disability and Inclusion studies at the University of Waikato, and has been involved with Parent to Parent through the SibSupport programme...
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    Mike Gourley

    Deputy Chairperson

    Mike's shortened arms have never seemed to have shortened his reach in life. A highpoint was accompanying the Governor General to the United Nations to accept an international award on behalf of New Zealand.
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    Stewart Haig

    Board Member

    Stewart has been involved in the disability sector for many years, and currently works part time for People First in Christchurch, and is a representative of People First on the Disabled Person's Assembly Christchurch Committee. He represents People First on the Office for Disability Issues Reference Group.
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    Trevor Wilson


    Tēnā Koutou; Naumai haere mai ki SAMS; Ko Aoraki te Mauka Ariki; Ko Tutoko te Awa; Ko Tutoko te Maunga; Ko Kaitahu, Ngāti Rarua, Te Ātiawa; Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Apa me Rangitane hoki; Ko Te Koeti-Turanga te Hapū; No Te Tai Poutini; I noho ana ahau ki...
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