Karen started working in the disability sector when she was 17, and has always believed that every individual no matter what their circumstances, has the right to a “life like any other”. This is one of the reason why taking up the job at Enrich+ in early 2017 fits so perfectly with her. She believes that her values match with the vision and values of Enrich+, which makes it an organisation that she is proud to work for. Karen is a strong advocate for working in collaboration with others to maximise outcomes and increase capability. She has experience in the area of disability and harm minimisation for safer communities both in New Zealand and abroad. She has worked in both Central and Local government and the not for profit sector and has a passion for bringing individuals and organisations together to pool resources and skills for improved outcomes.
“Just because you have a disability or you are on the autism spectrum does not mean you can’t have a life like any other. I am passionate about supporting people to achieve what they want out of life"
“Our people are our most valued asset and my role is to support the management team and staff, who in turn work with people with disabilities and autism to enrich their lives”
“I'm passionate about the people we support to have "a life like any other". I love that Enrich+ provides so many opportunities, and we all work together to help achieve their goals".
"I am passionate about people's development and assist my colleagues by sourcing the best learning opportunities for them as well as supporting the development of our services.
I am proud to be a member of an organisation that supports people to have 'a life life any other'."
With over 20 years’ experience in Strategy, Customer service, Program and Project Management, Business and Operational Management, Elaine is passionate about using her skills and experience to make a difference to people with a disability by providing the team at Enrich+ with quality systems, processes and support, and ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the business, so Enrich+ can continue to provide quality services and a life like any other for the people we support”
“I am driven by a desire to help people achieve their goals. If I can motivate someone by my own positive actions, I not only achieve my goals but I help them achieve theirs.”
Kei te taha o toki papa
Ko Tainui te waka
Ko Panetoki te maunga
Ko Maungatūtū te awa
Ko Raukawa ki Wharepuhunga te iwi
Ko Ngāti Puehutore te hapū
Ko Te Rangimoeakau to wharetupuna
Ko Whakamārama te marae.
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“I strive to get the best out of people; it's always fabulous to see people be the best that they can be, in whatever they do.”
“I believe in whānau. As well as being Kaitohutohu for Enrich+, I am a Support Worker, working alongside people to be in their community experiencing new opportunities and gaining new skills, and a member of the Māori rōpū. Being a member of Kua Puāwai Ki Te Ao provides me with the opportunity to support the Enrich+ whānau from a cultural perspective.”
“With over 10 years experience providing administrative support I am dedicated to supporting our CEO and providing Manaakitanga to people that visit Enrich+”
“I am committed to ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to reach their goals both personally and professionally.”
Watch this space! David will be joining us on the 1st of July 2019!