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Staff Members

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    Mark Benjamin QSM

    CEO, SAMS (Standards and Monitoring Services)

    Mark has been working, in a range of roles, with SAMS since 1989. Over this period, Mark has led a variety of evaluation, education, research and resource development projects. Previously, Mark has been involved in several roles within the disability sector, developing services that effectively enable individuals and...
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    Audrey Buel

    Evaluation Team Leader

    Audrey is an Evaluation Team Leader for SAMS and has undertaken several roles within the organization since 1991. Audrey has led evaluations and facilitated training projects which aim to empower others through sharing information. Before SAMS, Audrey worked alongside disabled people on a horticultural farm, facilitated training for...
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    Lianne Clarke

    Care Matters Facilitator and Evaluation Team Leader

    Lianne’s primary role with SAMS is as a team leader of service evaluation. Lianne is also involved in co-facilitating the Carers’ courses. Lianne is a teacher, a Mum and keenly interested in ensuring all people have access to the information they need to make choices in their lives.
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    Tina Lincoln

    Care Matters Leader - Mid Central EGL Leadership Group

    Tina has 19 years’ experience in the disability sector and has been with SAMS for 11 years. Tina believes everyone should be treated equally and have opportunities in the community.
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    Maureen Steed

    Project Manager and National Office Co ordinator

    Maureen has been employed by SAMS for the past 13 years as Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive. Before joining SAMS Maureen worked in a number of administrative roles, and spent time in the education sector teaching people with disabilities. Maureen’s work is ever changing...
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    Marianne Rolfe

    Care Matters Facilitator

    Marianne has recently joined the SAMS team as a facilitator and workshop promoter. She is passionate about supporting people to have a positive, informed journey through the disability sector. Marianne is a registered nurse who has been around disabilities within her family all her life.
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    Christine Wilson

    Evaluation Team Leader and Research

    Christine began working for SAMS in 1996 as the Advisor for the South part of the North Island. In that time Christine led teams, conducted research and provided training in a number of areas. Christine then took a six year break to begin a family between 1999 and 2006, but...
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    Julie Senescall

    Care Matters Facilitator

    Julie has over 25 years’ experience in the Disability and Learning support areas.  Julie joined SAMS two years ago. She has worked in a range of roles including, moving disabled people out of an institution in the late 80’s, co-ordinating services and support, advocacy, and teaching and training at both...
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