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

Heya I'm Amy, I help coordinate and facilitate our Mental Health programme - Choices to Wellbeing. I'm always a phone call or an email away if you ever need someone to talk to or just looking for support. I can help guide you to the right person and service, or just have a chat. I'm based at our Henderson premises Monday to Wednesday then based out at our Glenfield premises Thursday to Friday.

I am born and raised out West and always had a love for helping others. I'm fairly new to Te Puna Manawa, but have been welcomed into the whanau here very quickly. Being a part of our rangatahi, I bring a youth friendly vibe to the team and am happy to help where ever possible! Feel free to give us a call if you want to know more :)

Samora Kake

Samora Kake

Kia ora whanau! I'm Samora, a Youth Development Worker here at Te Puna Manawa's Youth Health Hub. Born and raised here in West Auckland. Strong Polynesian blood (half Samoan and half Maori). Proud 'Trans' who uses she/her pronouns. My passion - Working with people of all ages, shapes, sizes, cultures, genders and sexualities to help them understand their worth, their potential, their dreams and their destinies. I enjoy making korowai (Maori feathered cloaks) and buying extravagant, large, over-the-top earrings. Nga 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 am married with 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 recently joined the Te Puna Manawa HealthWEST whanau. I am based at the Youth Hub from Monday to Friday as the Adolescent Mental Health Clinician. I absolutely love my role at the Youth Hub because it allows me to do what I enjoy the most – supporting young people with their mental health and helping them cope with the ups and downs life can throw at us sometimes. I am a down to earth and genuine guy. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my partner and our dog Millie as well as playing football and running half-marathons competitively. Since I moved from Germany to New Zealand in 2014, I have also discovered my passion for rugby and cricket.

Come and see me at the Youth Hub if you are going through a difficult time and want to talk in a safe and confidential space.

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. 

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.