The NZSLTA Executive Board is elected by the NZSLTA members at the BGM (every two years). The NZSLTA Executive Board meets regularly to discuss matters related to the management of NZSLTA.
NZSLTA Executive Board for 2022-2024
President - James Anderson-Pole
Qualifications: Bachelor of Commerce, Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Primary), partial completion of Certificate in Deaf Studies (DEAF801-804).
Teaching experience: Community classes at Onehunga High School, Auckland Deaf Society and other providers in Auckland; taster classes and NZSL courses for Deaf Aotearoa; mainstream and Deaf provision classes at various schools in Auckland; one-on-one tutoring for freelance clients and Merge.
Vice President - Candice David
Responsibilities: Conference, Funding Applications and Central Rep
Qualification: Certificate in Deaf Studies: Teaching NZSL.
Teaching experience: Over 5 years of experience teaching NZSL in various settings: community education, hospitals, businesses/workplaces, and school & kindergartens. And provide NZSL courses for Deaf Aotearoa.
Executive Committee - Mike Alley
Responsibilities: RAP and Constitution / SGM / BGM
Qualifications: Science Degree. BFOR.SC. Teaching Diploma (Primary). Post Grad Teacher of the Deaf.
Teaching experience: 14 years with Van Asch Deaf Education Centre, Including Parent Workshops in NZSL, High School NCEA NZSL; Currently teaching NZSL Full Time with Freyberg High School.
Executive Committee - Kirsten Morgan
Responsibilities: Communications, Funding Applications and Membership
Qualifications: Diploma of Computer Graphic Design, Diploma of Website Design and Diploma of Internet Technology. Partial completion of Certificate in Deaf Studies (DEAF801-803).
Teaching experience: No teaching experience but supporting NZSLTA and TeachSign. Over 20 years of experience as a Freelance Front-end Web Developer for SUTHERLANDesign.
Executive Committee - Terryn Agnew
Responsibilities: Professional Development (PD), Southern Rep
Qualifications: Partial completion of Certificate in Deaf Studies (DEAF801-804).
Teaching experience: Community classes at Rising Holme and Riccarton High School. Taster classes and one-on-one private tutoring.
Executive Committee - Wendy Orellana
Responsibilities: Mentoring and Northern Rep
Qualifications: Certificate in Deaf Studies: Teaching NZSL. Diploma in Applied Interior Design. Bachelor of Spatial Design. Diploma of Graphic Design Communication.
Teaching experience: Ko Taku Reo - NZSL Tutor; Merge NZ for Administration / NZSL Tutor; Auckland of Deaf Society; Blockhouse Bay Community Centre - established my own NZSL class; AUT Centre for refugee education ECC - Deaf refugee.
Life members: Lynette Pivac, Shona McGhie, David McKee, Josje Lelijveld
Deceased life members: Penny Went, Dennis Tod