The Women's Centre Waitakere was initially established in 1983 as a space for like-minded women to come together to support each other and had a huge focus on advocacy, lobbying and women's health. We felt strongly about the way in which women were not valued as mothers. Women's Centre Waitakere was initially known as West Auckland Women's Centre. It is a safe space for women to come and find support through our counselling services or workshops, get information, learn new skills or be referred in the right direction. We work with several other community and government agencies so are able to direct women to the service they require. The Centre is registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 under registration number CC39193.
- 5 Board members who govern the Centre and meet every 2 months - Student Counsellors - Volunteers who support us with the day to day running of the centre e.g. lawns, cleaning, database entry. Please contact usif you are interested in volunteering at the Women's Centre Waitakere
Meet the Board of Trustees
Our Board are all members of the local community and volunteer approximately 10 hours a month of their time to govern the Centre.
Chair Leeanne Boyle - contactable via firstname.lastname@example.org
is a local resident of Te Atatu Peninsula, Leeanne moved from the UK in 2006 with husband John and daughters; Holly and Abigail. Leeanne has a background in health management and administration.
Board Secretary Amanda settled back in Aotearoa after over a decade at sea. Her passion is environmental change-for-good. She has a background in Administration and Management, and more recently Circular Economy business. Empowering women to be able to live their best lives is of great importance to Amanda, who lives in West Auckland, and is mum to 2 energetic boys.
Treasurer Hollie originally from UK via The Kingdom of Tonga, has a background in engineering research, finance, and commercial management. New Zealand has been her home since 2005 where she lives on Te Atatu Peninsula with her husband and three children, and runs the Garden to Table programme and fundraising for a local school.
Clinical Advisor to the board of Trustee's - Paula is a counsellor and supervisor in private practice and spends one day of her week in the Women’s Centre counselling clients with ACC sensitive claims. Her Board role is clinical guidance and in this role she works closely with the counselling team to ensure the delivery of safe, affordable, confidential and effective counselling services for all clients.
Trustee Daneka Nuttal is a Human Resources generalist who works full time, lives in West Auckland, is a mother toone. Daneka has a keen passion to support and empower wāhine in their chosen goals.