Our people


Lynn Shearing, chair

Terri Donovan, Prue Fanslow-Brown, Eleanor Marr,  Judy Parry, Letitia Parry


Hester Warren, director, privacy officer

Louisa Boyd, centre manager

Shirley Owen, receptionist

Elizabeth Dubin, fundraising and tutor co-ordinator

Ashleigh Manuel, client records


Rebecca Dowling, registered psychologist, Team Leader

Samantha Robinson, registered psychologist

Arlene Ackland, qualified assessor

Pam Hampton, qualified assessor

Nina McCallum-Clark, qualified assessor

Jean Seabrook Memorial School

Mary Gillies, registered teacher, principal

Annie Barnes, teacher aide

Janine Bush, teacher aide

Mary Dunne, music teacher

Volunteer teacher aides

Occupational Therapy

Georgina Rhynd, registered occupational therapist

Three Week Intensive Programme

Hester Warren, registered teacher

Ruth Falconer, registered teacher

Other programmes

Touch Typing: Janine Bush

Social Skills: Rebecca Dowling, Samantha Robinson

Teacher training NZQA programme Specific Learning Disabilities: Eleanor Marr, Linda Esslemont, Muriel Harris, Pam Hampton, Lynley Read, Jenny Walkinshaw, Monika Ritchie, Julia Begg, Zinia Roshan, Danielle Powell

SLD tutors at the Centre: Ozzie Forsyth, Marguerite Halvorsen, Colleen MacKechnie

Please contact the office for our certificated tutors working at the Centre or in the community (a formal SLD assessment is required prior).