Sanja Sajatovic-Majstorovic joined Presbyterian Support East Coast (PSEC) in September 2010. Her previous experience includes management of a Primary Health Organisation, work in ACC and private insurance rehabilitation, and elder care with PSEC in the past. Sanja qualified as a registered nurse and a general practitioner. Her passion is supporting teams to reach their potential whether they are staff or clients.
Ngā mihi nui Mary is the General Manager of our Family Works child and family services as well as Enliven elderly and disability services. These services enable Presbyterian Support teams to work together closely and be responsive across the spectrum of our communities need.
Mary has worked with community services for 29 years in the UK, Australia and NZ, including with social services, city councils, ACC and health services. She has a Master in Public Health and NGO Management.
Particular interests are developing staff and services to respond to the changing needs of our local communities and using resources effectively to improve health and wellbeing. This means having systems in place to listen to services users and whānau so we question and improve what we do.
Denise has worked in the human resource area for more than 20 years. She has a graduate diploma in Not for Profit Management and is an accredited professional member of the Human Resource Institute of NZ. Denise enjoys the diversity of work that HR covers and is committed to continually improving the working environment for all at Presbyterian Support East Coast.
Steven Gulliksen joined PSEC in his current role in December 2010. Steven has come to us with 30 years in the commercial sector. He was financial controller for Waiaua Farm, which owned wineries, farms and golf lodges. Previous to that he was group accountant for a construction firm and also a motor retail firm. Steven has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Victoria University and is a full member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Steven is married with six children and is an active member of the Reformed Church of Hastings.
Sally joined Presbyterian Support East Coast in November 2007. She has spent nearly 40 years working as a researcher, evaluator and adult educator in public sector organisations and in communities. Her evaluation and research work enables PSEC services to have the information they need for service development and for establishing service outcomes.
Her passion is supporting organisations to learn and creating learning organisations. Great organisations learn from the experience of their clients, and know clearly how and why they are making a difference.
Tēna koutou. Francis Te Pou has been the Kai Ahurea Māori (Māori Cultural Advisor) for Presbyterian Support East Coast since 2007. The primary objective of the role is to provide cultural advice and support to all PSEC service units in order to increase the value and appropriateness of our interaction/s with Māori clients, team members and community stakeholders.
Francis arrived in Hawkes Bay around 1969 and found work in the meat and wool industry and also the horticulture industry. In 1986 to 1993 Francis held the Kai Arahi Te Reo Māori (Guide of Māori Language) position at Pakipaki Bi-lingual School, then worked as a Kai Awhina Maori (Assistant of Māori language) at Flaxmere Primary School. In 2000 Francis undertook the BASS course at EIT before becoming a part time counsellor and rangatahi (youth) facilitator for Family Works Hawkes Bay prior to his current role with PSEC.