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.”

Janferié Bryce-Chapman

General Manager

Janferié joins us (after 29 years as Executive Officer) from Age Concern, North Shore. She is a recognised leader in Health Promotion and Community Development for older people in New Zealand and overseas – and was awarded the Queen’s Services Medal for “her services to seniors” in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Janferié is widely recognised as a leader with the ability to build teams who enjoy their work while delivering strong results. She has an open and honest leadership style that supports team members to be their best at work.

Eileen Asbury

Craft Therapist

Eileen 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.

Selina fihaki


Selina comes from a not-for-profit background with a healthy dose of administration experience, event and volunteer management, reception and much more.

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 Borman

West Auckland Field Officer & Co-ordinator

Linda is both Field officer and Centre Co-ordinator 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

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

Robyn Liddle

Central Auckkland Field Officer

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