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 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.
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 comes from a not-for-profit background with a healthy dose of administration experience, event and volunteer management, reception and much more.
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.
West Auckland Field Officer & Coordinator
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.