Who are we?

YES is comprised of a team of very skilled individuals, with the sole purpose of providing effective information, support and services for disabled youth, their families/whanau, and other organisations/groups.


Joseph Bergin

Joe is a lawyer working in urban regeneration with experience in community and youth advocacy.  He has previously served in various community roles including as

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Jade Farrar

Jade is New Zealand-born of Cook Island/Italian heritage, based in Auckland, and is a proud Father to a young daughter.   His whānau and strong

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Lisa Whyte

I will bring finance, governance, and many years of local government experience to the board. I’m currently an Auckland District Licensing Committee Chair and Board

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Brendon Hosken

Brendon is a past President of Rotary, a long term patron of the Business Excellence Network and currently sits on the Board for another community

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Catherine Lamb

Catherine has been an active member of the North Harbour Community since moving to the North Shore in 1995. She is currently a Relationship Manager

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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

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Elissa Downey

Elissa brings extensive communications experience across corporate, government and not-for-profit environments. She is currently an External Communications Manager at IAG, New Zealand’s largest general insurer.

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