Who are we?

YES comprises of a team of skilled individuals, passionate about providing effective information, support and services to disabled youth and learning differences, their families / whanau, and other organisations and groups within the sector.

Joanne Mahon

Joanne has an extensive career in corporate communications and brand across a range of industries in New Zealand and the UK. Joanne is currently Chief Communications & Brand Officer for the Southern Cross group of health and wellbeing businesses, with responsibility for media relations, government and stakeholder relations, as well as brand and internal communications. Joanne is a busy mum to three young children and lives on a 60-acre lifestyle block raising beef cows and alpacas.

Born with a hearing loss, Joanne is driven to support and mentor others, especially young people, to reach their goals.


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