Skylight Staff

Our staff members have come with many different backgrounds, qualifications and life experiences to form a strong team. We are committed, hard working and passionate about our work.

Chief Executive
Heather Henare

Heather started her role as Chief Executive in February 2015. Heather is a qualified Senior Social Worker and has held positions at Child Youth and Family as a Senior Practice Consultant and Senior Advisory Officer. In her last role Heather led Women's Refuge for over 10 years.

Marlyse Hauser

Marlyse will be the first point of contact in person on reception, or on the phone, for anyone connecting with us. She also coordinates the Parenting Through Separation courses. 

Fundraising & Events Manager
Catherine Stewart


Clinical Leader
Ariella Moscoso Lira


HR and Operations Manager
Ravi Kalpage


Contracts Manager
Caroline Speight


Projects Manager
Barbara Laurenson
National Resource Centre Coordinator 
Jenny McIntosh
Dip Nursing, Dip Counselling


Resource Centre Assistant
Gaayathri Nair
Bachelor of Counselling


Counselling Team


Sherine Mettini
Bachelor Counselling
Professional Member NZAC


Kimberley Bignell
Bachelor of Counselling
Provisional Member NZAC
Liz Dixon
Bachelor Counselling 
Professional Member NZAC


Sarah Markham - Auckland
Bachelor Counselling
Provisional Member NZAC
Counselling Coordinator
Sarah Medlicott



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