Emma Crofskey

Treasurer

 

 

What do you do?

I am self-employed and do a variety of jobs from property management to project management. 

 

 

Why are you here? 

I am involved with Conductive Education Taranaki through my son attending the classroom and I can see the benefits Conductive Education can have for many Taranaki children with various disabilities or disadvantages.

 
 

Pip kay

secretary & centre assist

 

 

What do you do?

Centre assistant, Trustee, parent of a CE kid.

 

 

 

Why are you here? 

To help Conductive Taranaki become a sustainable business for years to come so it can help hundreds of Taranaki people.

 
 

Neil Evetts

Chairperson

 

 

What do you do?

Semi-retired Chartered Accountant, Director and Trustee of various Boards.

 

 

Why are you here? 

I like to support and work with an organisation that is passionate about it’s cause.

 
 

Bettina Smith

board member

 

What do you do?:

I’m an accountant

 

Why are you here? 

I’d like to make a positive difference to the future of the children attending our centre

 

 
 

Sarah evans

board member

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Kevin Nielsen

Board Member

 

What do you do?:

Full time voluntary work for Conductive Education Taranaki and New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled. Board member Taranaki District Health Board for 7 years.

 

Why are you here? 

My grandson essentially, but to do what I can to help people living with disability.

 

 
 

Craig Nielsen

Co-ordinator

 

 

What do you do?:

I work alongside our awesome operational crew and governance team to help realise our dreams and goals. 

 

Why are you here? 

Because I want to be! My oldest son, along with his peers with disabilities were the prime motivators to establishing Conductive Education in Taranaki. For them not being able to access regular intervention in Taranaki was unfair and something needed to change for these vulnerable kids. I desire to see an equitably provided and funded service providing real opportunities for people with disabilities and help build towards a resilient and compassionate society.

 
 

Renata

Conductor

 

What do you do?:

I am a Conductor. A WHAT? I know…

Not a Conductor checking your ticket on a train, not a Conductor waving arms in front of an orchestra… In my case it means a specialist in Conductive Education; an amalgamation of a special needs teacher and a therapist.

 

Why are you here? 

The idea of helping a group of parents establish and grow a new Conductive Education centre in a beautiful part of Aotearoa sounded too good not to apply for the job. Now that I’m here I help a bunch of amazing kids reach their potential, support their families through guidance and ideas and try to find ways how the wider special needs community in Taranaki can benefit from what I know and do.

 

 
 

Michelle Shoemark

Classroom Assistant

 

What do you do?:

I assist in class and support children at daycare and kindy.

 

Why are you here? 

To make a difference in childrens lives

 
 

Rachel Bedford

Team Leader

 

What do you do?:

I lead our operational team for our Conductive Education service, and our Early Intervention service. This includes being in class with some of our awesome tamariki, making sure we keep in touch with our whanau, helping the team with whatever they need, managing our administration/office work, reports, cleaning up after class, planning and scheduling.

 

Why are you here? 

I love my work, the people are awesome, I am passionate about what we are doing for our children, families and community, it is meaningful to me, and because Craig and Zak employed me 3 years ago and now, I can’t imagine being anywhere else!