Tanya Mulholland

Tanya Mulholland

My name is Tanya and I’m the Youth Health Clinic Coordinator at the Youth Health Hub, and I have been here since it opened. I'm here to make you feel welcome at the Youth Health Hub as it's sometimes scary coming to new places. My superpowers are my smile, hugs, and cups of Milo!  My other extraordinary powers are in office administration, trouble shooting, problem solving & computer savvy tech skills!
I’m the first person you will probably meet at the clinic, and the person to call if you want an appointment at one of our Youth Health Clinics to see one of our highly skilled nurses or doctors who are here to help you with your health care needs. I also support the School Based Health Services team who work in some of the West Auckland High Schools.

Selina Halewood

Selina Halewood

Hi  my name is Selina and I am a Registered Nurse, you can  book to see me for support for all your health and well being needs. I also have the role as the Youth Health Clinic Manager, which is just a fancy name for doing some of the stuff for the clinic in  the background. I have worked with Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST since October 2018,  so I am still fairly new to the team. I love my job and I am passionate about making sure we can offer the most outstanding health and well being services for young people who need them. 
I'm based at the Henderson clinic every day and run a clinic on Thursdays for appointments. 
In my free time I love to head to the beach for walks - West Coast is best!! I love hanging out with friends and going on road trips and adventures with my 4 teenagers. 
 

Tiana Molia

Tiana Molia

Talofa Lava, Kia Orana!!
My name is Tiana and you can find me at the front desk of The Hub or you may get me on the phone when calling through to make an appointment. I have a massive love for God, my family, Netflix and chillin (lol), capturing memories through photos (then posting them to instagram LOL) and cheese! 
Im new to the team so come and say HI....and I'll hook you up with a Milo!!
 

Michael Brenndorfer

Michael Brenndorfer

I'm a Youth Health Registered Nurse which means I'm a Jack of all trades but master of none of them, which also means you can see me for any physical, sexual, mental, and social health needs, and if I can't help you out I can hook you up with the person who can. I love helping people be the happiest, healthiest, best versions of themselves possible, and I'm based at the Henderson Youth Health Hub clinic, Monday to Friday.

I was born in Canada and moved to Aotearoa New Zealand when I was 15 and got stuck here ever since.  My hobbies include my four cats (named SKATEPARK, SKELETOR, PANTHOR and BATTLEKATT), spending all my money on tattoos and bicycles, and listening to loud music.
 

Andrea Dawson

Andrea Dawson

Hey my name is Andrea and I am a Youth Worker here at the Youth Health Hub. As a Youth Worker, it is my privilege to support Young People in our community - whether it is for mentoring, someone to off load to, advocate for your rights and teach life skills.
I am a hard out westie - I have lived in West Auckland all my life - I pride myself on building relationships that are open, honest and straight up with the Young Person being the most important thing.

In my spare time I love travelling and spending time with my mokos. PS I also love tattoos!

Amy Sparkes

Amy Sparkes

I'm Amy and I'm one of the coordinators for our Mental Health programme - Choices to Wellbeing. If you call our counselling line you will probably reach me, where I can help you or guide you to the right person and service. I'm based in Henderson Monday to Wednesday and in Glenfield on Thursday and Friday.  I'm born and raised in West Auckland so working in the community is rewarding. I have always loved helping others, and bring a friendly, positive vibe to the team. I'm only a phone call away if you need support or just someone to talk to.

 

Samora Kake

Samora Kake

Kia ora whānau! I am Samora, one of the Youth Development Workers here at Te Puna Manawa's Youth Health Hub; Born and raised here in West Auckland; Strong Polynesian blood (half Samoan, half Māori); Proud 'Trans Woman' who prefers ‘she/her’ pronouns. My passion - Working with people of all backgrounds, ages, shapes, sizes, cultures, genders, and sexualities to help them understand their worth, their potential, their dreams and their destinies. I enjoy making korowai (Māori feathered cloaks), Instagram and shopping for extravagant, large, over-the-top earrings. Ngā mihi!

 

Junior Tavai

Junior Tavai

My name is Junior Tavai. I am a senior practioner here at the Youth Health Hub.  A major part of my role is facilitating Life skill programmes in schools and running programmes for young parents more specifically for young Dads.  I am also blessed to facilitate programmes for young mums based in the Henderson area. 

I love the work I do and I am passionate about bringing positive change to a young person.  I get so excited when working in partnership with a young person to enable them to find the strength to overcome their challenges and come out the other end more confidently, independently about themselves.I enjoy working at the hub because each day brings something new and exciting to keep me on my toes.  I enjoy being part of a team that is dynamic, supportive and willing to go the extra mile for our young people, their families and community.

I am a registered Social Worker and a full member of Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers.  I have 3 beautiful children and have a miniature poodle that keeps us company.

Felix Unger

Felix Unger

Hi, I'm Felix. I am a registered Social Worker with the Social Workers Registration Board New Zealand and have joined the Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST whanau in 2019. I am based at the Youth Hub in the role of Adolescent Mental Health Clinician from Monday to Friday. I really enjoy my role because it allows me to do what I enjoy the most – working in partnership with young people and supporting them with their mental health. I am a down to earth, genuine and approachable guy.

I was born and raised in Germany in the area of Black Forest, where the world-famous Black Forest Cake originated from. I moved to New Zealand in 2014 and feel very blessed to be able to call Aotearoa my second home.  

My hobbies include football and running but I have also discovered my passion for rugby and cricket.

 

Jo Cox

Jo Cox

Hi, I’m Jo.  I am a Youth Health Registered Nurse and I visit 4 different Alternative Education sites where I can offer our young people support and access for their health needs including immunisations, dental, hearing and vision appointments. They may be going through changes at home, in their own lives or have moved around schools and missed these health checks. I am also available to chat with them about sexual and mental health and anything else they want to talk about. I work alongside the Youth Health Hub and they help me to connect with other services which the young person may need along the way.  I strongly believe we can help the young person to make positive choices so making sure their health needs are met makes it easier for them to continue their education, feel great and work towards their lifetime goals.  I was born and raised in Auckland. I love walking and catching up with friends and family. I am married with 2 boys who have recently moved out of home to follow their own dreams. I love music, dancing and chocolate.

Tori Crawford

Tori Crawford

Kia ora koutou, ko Tori toku ingoa. Hey everyone my name is Tori, I am new to the Youth Health Hub and you will see me here every Tuesday and I also work in the Alternative Education in the North! I'm originally from Wellington (go the hurricanes!) but have moved up to Auckland and discovered a passion for working with youth within the community. I believe everyone should have the same accessibility to healthcare and I'm here to help you guys with that! I love to talk about anything so if you want to have a yarn at anytime I'm your gal.
 

Adriana Thomas

Adriana Thomas

Kia ora! I'm Adriana, a Clinical Psychologist who recently joined the team at Te Puna Manawa's Youth Health Hub in Glenfield on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Originally from Brazil and England, I am proud to call Aotearoa my home. I love helping young people and their families make choices that are best for them, their well being and building on the whanau's resiliency. I love the cultural melting pot of this country and working cross-culturally as well as being part of this great organisation! 
 

Mo Harte

Mo Harte

Mo is a Nurse Practitioner and works most Tuesdays. She is a passionate advocate for Transgender patients, and is well known and connected across the Youth Health Sector.