Incredible Years® Mentor
Lisa is a registered social worker working with the Ministry of Health’s Child Adolescent Mental Health Services in Tauranga. Lisa joined the health sector with over 20 years’ experience working with children and their whānau in the non-government sector of social services. She holds a post graduate Diploma in Professional Bi-Cultural Supervision and leads the Incredible Years Māori workforce development plan and advisory group with Auckland University’s Whāraurau Team.
Lisa's journey with the Incredible Years began in 2004. She is experienced in delivering the preschool, school age and autism programmes, and is an accredited peer coach and group leader for Incredible Years - Parents. Lisa has also become our first Māori accredited mentor in Aotearoa New Zealand, and delivers fidelity workshops, consultation days, kaimahi hui, telehui, and co-leads trainings for Incredible Years - Parents.
Above all else, Lisa descends proudly from the Mataatua Waka. Her passion for children and whānau stems from her own experiences, having been raised on her papakainga, immersed in the cultural traditions of her whānau, hapu and Iwi. Ma te atua, hei manaaki.