Rochelle Stewart-Allen
Kaiwhakahaere Matua (Chief Executive)

Rochelle is a senior leader with over 10 years’ executive management and leadership experience in the community, government, NGO and corporate environments. Over the course of her career, Rochelle has demonstrated a passion for philanthropy while playing a pivotal role in building, supporting and driving community initiatives as a member of various government, public and private organisations. In these roles, Rochelle has showcased her commitment towards honouring the core values and principles of New Zealand Aotearoa’s cultural diversity, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and everything that encompasses the New Zealand spirit.

Ronja Ievers
Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa (Project Manager)

Twelve years in the not-for-profit and public sector has given Ronja a rich experience in project management, community sector leadership, organisational management, as well as solid analytical and research capabilities. She has been part of the Hui E! whānau as the External Relations Coordinator, Relations Manager and now Project Manager since 2017. She holds a first class honours in International Business Management.

Sakhr Munassar
Kaiwhakahaere Kaupapa (Project Manager)

Sakhr has worked in youth engagement for more than five years, with involvement in research, project management, education, and advocacy. He is originally from Yemen and has travelled far and wide for study and work before choosing to make Aotearoa home. He's a Rotary Global Grant alumni with a background in Peace and Conflict studies, and is very passionate about promoting equity in communities. When he is not working he can be found enjoying live music or organising his own music gigs, which support charity organisations and artists through a 100 percent of the profit.

Abhi Chinniah
Kaiwhakahaere Whakawhiti Korero (Communications Advisor)

Abi is a digital marketer and portrait photographer. As a marketer, she has worked across a range of industries. As a photographer, her ongoing work celebrates the diverse cultures existing in Aotearoa. Passionate about community-centred mahi, Abhi uses her photography and marketing skills to elevate marginalized voices, women of colour, migrant communities, and everything in between. She is thrilled to be part of the Hui E! team and looks forward to stepping into her new role.

Dorte Wray
Trustee

Dorte is based on Waiheke Island and is the Executive Officer of the Community Recycling Network Aotearoa which supports community organisations working on waste and resource issues. She has developed a strong respect for the role of networking organisations and peak bodies whilst in this position and believes that more can be achieved by working together than separately. Dorte has a graduate diploma in Not-for-Profit Management and has worked in a variety of roles within the community sector including the peace education, health and disability and environment sectors. A key interest is the intersect between social, environmental and economic outcomes and the value that can be realised within communities when these things are considered as interdependent.

Andrea Jerry Ryan
Trustee

As an advocate, advisor, connector and parent who has travelled the world, Andrea is passionate about reducing inequities and disparities for Māori across all sectors. She is interested in the preventative measures rather than reactive, and looks at the big picture in how to guide Māori with tino rangatiratanga. Andrea is respectful in particular to Kaumātua, outcome focused and optimistic. She adopts an innovative based approach to work and strive to create opportunities for others to flourish and thrive. Andrea has an affinity with Kaumātua and our babies, and another passion is to preserve Te Ao Māori by sharing our beautiful culture.

Pania Coote
Trustee

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Porou. Currently the Director of AwhiMai Consultancy, working in the area of Māori health and strategy.  Formerly the Executive Director Māori Health for the Southern District Health Board, Pania has over 20 years’ work experience at all levels of the health system.  With a Masters in Social Work and Community Development from the Otago University, Pania is well-versed in best practices and addressing health inequities. Pania has extensive experience in management and governance positions with a strong interest in civil society and community research.   She applies expert knowledge, life experience, and relentless energy to solving organisational issues as well as provides opportunities to bring communities together for collection action.

Prabha Ravi
Trustee

Prabha is an experienced art practitioner and administrator. She is the founder, producer, director and choreographer of Natraj School of Dance. Prabha’s work and contribution to dance and the ethnic community has been recognised by the community including receiving a QSM. She currently works for a government agency. Prabha is a facilitator, coach, mentor, assessor, presenter, panel speaker and an experienced governor and sits on various Not-for-Profit boards. She never hesitates to represent the community effectively where needed and is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion across all sectors. Based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara/Wellington.

Sarah Morris
Trustee

Sarah Morris is currently undertaking an Atlantic Fellowship in indigenous-led social equity through the University of Melbourne. Her area of interest is in how champions in the community sector can contribute to decolonisation and fulfilling the vision of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Sarah most recently worked for the Aotearoa New Zealand Children’s Commissioner, advocating for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people. Drawn to social justice through storytelling, Sarah trained as a journalist before moving abroad and establishing a successful career in international development. She has worked for international aid agencies like Oxfam and UNICEF supporting community development projects in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. After returning home to Aotearoa New Zealand in 2008, Sarah reoriented her career to children’s rights advocacy. Sarah has run her own consultancy business supporting non-government organisations and charitable trusts working for social and environmental justice. Sarah is fired up about supporting community champions to fulfill the vision of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Māori self-determination and social and environmental justice. Based in Te Awakairangi, Sarah is mum to two spectacular daughters.