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Talk to Us: 0800 326 327
Talk to Us: 09 836 1987 / 0800 326 327 Monday to Friday 8.30 to 5.00

Our Team

Our clinical team of staff are made up of qualified and experienced social workers, psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and art therapists.

Michelle Clayton
Chief Executive

Michelle has 28 years’ experience in the health and social service sector as a Registered Nurse and in management.

She is passionate about making sure that people get the very best service and are able to make the most of opportunities that become available to gain positive rewarding and safe lives.

Family Action encourages and supports families to achieve their potential and Michelle is proud to be a part of that work.

Linda Cooper JP

Coming from a background as a Registered Nurse, Linda has over twenty years governance experience in commercial, local body and non-governmental community organisations including health, education, social services, dispute resolution and funding bodies. She is a West Aucklander and was educated and raised her children in Waitakere. She was a Waitakere City Councillor between 2004-2010 and Chair of Hospice West Auckland 2008-13. Linda  is currently an Auckland Councillor representing Waitakere  and Chair of the Waitakere Licensing Trust.

John Ballard

John’s special interests include advising on taxation planning and minimisation, sale and purchase of businesses, financing and business loan applicants and business structure. Industry sectors that have benefited from John’s expertise include motor vehicle dealers, automotive dismantlers, construction and related building trades, health care and pre-school/tertiary education providers.

Rachel Morriss-Jarvis

Rachel Morriss-Jarvis has an extensive commercial background and is currently a consultant providing marketing, sponsorship, communications and public relations expertise.

Rachel has held a number of senior marketing roles within both corporate and charitable sectors.

Formerly the Marketing & Development Director for Auckland’s largest multi arts event, she also spent several years in a number of marketing roles within New Zealand Post Group as well as the technology and retail industries. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from Canterbury University. 

Hinemoa Key

Hinemoa holds the role of Kaitakawaenga (Community Broker)at the Ranui Action Project a diverse and dynamic West Auckland Community of Ranui. A champion of Community led and driven solutions, Hinemoa’s expertise in facilitation and co-ordination brings whole communities together including local and central government, service providers and organisations, leaders and residents of varied cultures, backgrounds and ages to improve all aspects of health and well being in the Ranui Community.

Hinemoa is passionate about developing leaders who are able to facilitate and support solutions. Hinemoa has a background in the Public Health Service and has led a Regional team to provide Health Interventions including home insulation, as part of a healthy and affordable homes in project in West Auckland.

Hinemoa’s believes that meaningful collaboration brings about the best results.Her memberships currently include, Advisor to the Social Sector Trial Advisory Panel, Indigenous Growth Advisory Panel Member, Maori Womens Welfare League Member, NZ Police Maori Advisory Board Advisor, Ranui Youth Employability Working Group Member, Waitakere Healthlink consumer representative and COGS panel member. “I know that the work Family Action does is vital and often life saving and it is my privelage to serve on the board in 2017”.

Hinemoa is of Te Arawa ( Ngati Whakaue) Te Rarawa (Ngati Moetonga), Ngati Maru,  Samoan and Irish descent.

Tevita Funaki

Tevita has had an extensive career working with Pacific communities in health, social and education, including Chief Executive Officer of The Fono since July 2010.

Prior to joining The Fono Tevita was the Pacific Health Manager for ProCare Health Ltd and was the National Pasifika Liaison Advisor for Massey University.  He has also managed an Employment Consultancy and Project Management Services firm and worked in health services.

Currently, Tevita is the Chair of a number of Community and Academic organisations and Advisory Panels. Tevita is an active member of the Pacific community for West Auckland and a strong advocate for their wellbeing.

Kathryn Lawlor

Kathryn has over twenty five years working in community. She initially joined community work volunteering for Women’s Refuge while a university student. 

In later years she has held senior management roles in the social services focused on family violence, Suicide, and support services for victims of serious crime. She brings her solid community experience, genuine passion for social equity and community development to her current role as Chief Executive of MPHS Community Trust.

Kathryn is an inspirational leader who supports others to be their best selves. She lives in West Auckland and feels privileged to support and be part of her community.