Rochelle Stewart-Allen
Pou Kaiārahi (General Manager)

Rochelle Stewart-Allen 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.

Tessa Johnstone
Kaitohutohu Whakawhiti Kōrero, Pāpāho hoki (Communications & Media Advisor)

Tessa has worked in media and communications since 2002, occasionally side-tracked by other interesting things.Highlights have included writing for and editing youth magazine Tearaway, working adventures in the Solomon Islands and the UK, reporting for the Wairarapa Times-Age and The Dominion Post, and managing communications for Sustainability Trust. Tessa has a passion for environmental sustainability and equitable communities and loves using her skills for purpose. Tessa joined Hui E! in 2021, and when not working is usually chasing her two energetic daughters.

Iris Pahau
Co-Chair, Tangata Whenua

Ka titiro ake au ki ngā onepū o Te Aupouri Me ōna awa, me ōna maunga kōrero Ka huri ake au ki Taranaki maunga, ka mīharo ake Ka tangi ake, ki a rātou Ka tōmuri ake te titiro ki te Wanui-a-rua ki Taumarunui me ōna kōrero hoki. Iris is Director of AWE Consultants Limited and advocate for this nation to work within the spirit of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi where our ancestors, both Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti sought to establish a true partnership where our dreams and aspirations become a reality. The governance model that depicts the true partnership in practice is Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi Governance Relationship model which Hui E is committed. Kia tutuki ai nga wawata i tumanakotia.

Sarah Doherty
Co-Chair, Tangata Tiriti

Sarah Doherty is a capacity builder and coach, supporting community organisations to activate their mission and play to their strengths. She brings more than 30 years’ experience volunteering and working in the community sector to deliver practical solutions. Sarah has worked in grass roots community organisations; developed and chaired region-based entities and worked with local and central government. While at DIA Charities Services, Sarah led the capacity building for the introduction of the new financial reporting standards to registered charities. Sarah’s governance experience and expertise has been learnt ‘on the job’ and is based in real-world practical application. She has real skill in nurturing thoughts and ideas, and encourages people to ask more and better questions, leading to clear and workable solutions.

Andrea Jerry Ryan

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.

Annette Papuni-McLellan

Annette has had a varied professional career, Bank Manager, NZ Police, local government and the education sector. However Annette has always had a passion for assisting people and our communities in whatever capacity she is able to contribute. She is involved in a number of community organisations at both management and governance levels. Annette is a life member of the Maori Women's Welfare League, which has instilled in her the values and principles of always helping others to achieve their goals.    As a Justice of the Peace for over 10 years, this role is all about helping the community.  The vision for Annette is to empower people and communities in whatever capacity we can.  She believes if we all have the ability to help someone we should in whatever way we can. Collectively and collaboratively this can be a powerful tool to positive communities.

Dorte Wray

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.

Prabha Ravi

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

Sarah Morris works 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.

Tanya White

Nō Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Hineāmaru me Ngāti Maniapoto. Tanya’s long-established involvement with community kaupapa is grounded in the pā harakeke. As a weaver, applications and interventions of raranga and tikanga pā harakeke guide her processes and interrelationships with whānau, community, and te taiao. She is a weaver of wahakura (safe sleeping woven vessels for newborn babies) for many years, and an advocate for the wahakura safe sleeping kaupapa, which she knows to be a rongoaa intervention that weaves whānau together in whakapapa and wellbeing. Her current role is Kaitiaki Taiao at Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka, Unitec, where she also facilitates the Ngā Kaitiaki rōpu. For several years, she has organised and led volunteer groups and Community Corrections Workforce in regular manaaki whenua activities. She currently serves as President of Tuia te Waiora Branch of the Māori Women’s Welfare League.