The LifeKeepers Team at Le Va
Senior Manager Suicide Prevention
Tiana has over 20 years of extensive experience working with communities in Australia and New Zealand in public health, particularly in the areas of violence prevention and homelessness. Tiana feels privileged to be a member of Le Va's senior leadership team as she leads New Zealand's national suicide prevention programme, LifeKeepers.
National Training Coordinator
Ruby is our national training coordinator. Ruby has significant experience in adult education, programme design, and resource development. She believes strongly in using education as a tool to empower and equip learners. Ruby hails from Christchurch and is Pākehā, of Irish and Scottish descent.
Senior Project Coordinator
Holly is our senior project coordinator. She has a background in Psychology, with a MSc in Health Psychology from Massey University. She has spent the past six years working in health promotion and education, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and in the Pacific. Holly is of NZ Pākeha and British descent, and grew up between Auckland and London.
Emma is our newest LifeKeepers member with experience in mental health administration. She brings a passion for her culture and performing arts into our workshops. Emma is of Te Rarawa and Te Aupouri descent and was born and raised in Manurewa, South Auckland.
Chief Executive, Le Va
Denise is a registered clinical psychologist and chief executive at Le Va. Denise has extensive clinical and community experience, having worked in DHB and PHO mental health services, Māori mental health, as well as in prisons.
Executive Assistant, Le Va
Sean is Executive Assistant to the CE and manages day-to-day operations. He is passionate about social justice and believes that solutions to problems lie within our communities.