Board Members


Sue Beresford - Chairperson

Sue is a registered psychotherapist who has worked in the mental health eld for over 20 years. Her experience includes working within WDHB and ADHB services as well as an NGO on the north shore. She has a passion for the wellbeing of adolescents and adults. Now working full time in private practice, Sue is privileged to see the positive changes people make when confronting the challenges that occur in life. 


Maurice Murphy - Treasurer

Maurice has had an extensive career in the banking industry spanning New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. He is currently employed in a position with the Co-operative Bank. Having spent part of his career in Asia he has a particular interest in working with other cultures and also embraces diversity within the wider community. His interests include road cycling, reading travel and caravanning. He and his wife Jan have 3 adult children with 2 in New Zealand and one in the USA. They have 6 grand children 


Kerryana Watkins 

Kerryana Watkins is employed with Delamore Services and over the last 12 years she has worked extensively in the eld of Trauma and Violence. She has a passion for Whānau ora, and recently graduated in Mental Health & Addictions. 


Helen 2014Helen McCracken 

Helen has recently retired from a career mostly in the public health sector. She has worked as a trainer, a researcher and a health promotion specialist for a variety of organisations including the Health Promotion Forum of NZ, Injury Prevention Aotearoa, Safe Kids NZ and the Ministry of Health. In retirement she maintains an active interest in lifelong learning and in promoting the well being of communities. 



Winnie Ye 

Winnie Ye is a quali ed Chartered Accountant. She is the business owner of Prime Accountancy Limited which is an Approved Practice Entity by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. Winnie has experience working for one of the ’big four’ accounting rms. She has also worked as a tax specialist with a leading New Zealand insurance company.

Winnie came from China and has being living in Auckland since 2002. She has a good understanding of Chinese and New Zealand culture. 




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