Our Staff

Communicare is staffed by a small team of dedicated professionals, who bring a range of experience and skills to their roles, often wearing different hats to ensure all aspects of the services offered are carried out in line with our Vision, “to conserve, promote and advance generally the social welfare, physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of isolated senior persons in the hope of meeting the challenges of aging and social isolation.”


Sudha Bhana

General Manager

Sudha has over 14-years experience in the not-for-profit sector and brings a wealth of knowledge, combined with enthusiasm and compassion to her role.


Eileen Asbury

Craft Therapist

Eileen Asbury has been Communicare’s craft therapist for more than 20 years.  Eileen also organises annual events such as the Communicare Olympics and Indoor Bowling Tournaments, bringing members from all of the 21 centres together for a day of friendly competition.


Sharon Tang

Accounts Executive

Sharon, who has been our accounts guru for over 5 years, also has a degree in mechanical engineering and was a champion gymnast in her early years.  With two young daughters, Sharon manages to balance a busy schedule of family and work, while still maintaining a calming influence despite a hectic agenda.


Maree Folwell

Admin & Marketing Support Officer

With a wide range of experience, from office management to theatre production, Maree has spent the last 16 years helping to raise funds for various charities including Arthritis NZ, Diabetes Auckland and the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation.


Viv Muir


The newest member of the Admin Team, Viv brings her fundraising experience to Communicare, researching and applying to funding agencies and community sponsors to ensure that we are able to maintain standards and services, at a time when the not-for-profit sector are facing overall competition and restrictions to funding resources.



Linda Borman

West Auckland Field Officer & Coordinator

Linda is both field officer and centre coordinator for the three West Auckland Friendship centres at Te Atatu, Henderson and Massey.  Linda is our longest serving field officer and is also one of our official assessors for the Auckland Transport Total Mobility cards.


Marie Hunt

South Auckland Field Officer

Field officer for the South Auckland area, Marie is also available for Total Mobility assessments.  Call the office on 09 631 5968 for more information.


Robyn Liddle

Central and East Auckland Field Officer

The latest member of our team of field officers, Robyn is also available for Total Mobility assessments.  Call the office on 09 631 5968 for more information.


Mission Statement

To actively improve the quality of life for the elderly, lonely and disabled by providing recreation, support and advocacy in Friendship Centres