President - James Anderson-Pole
Responsibilities: Strategy/Policy/Constitution, Registration and Finance
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: Professional Development/Mentoring, Finance, and Conference
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: Curriculum, Conference
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
Executive Committee - Terryn Sutherland
Executive Committee - Wendy Orellana
Staff - Lorraine McQuigg
Role: Fundraising Administrator
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Education, University of Auckland, 1997; Certificate in Deaf Studies and New Zealand Sign Language, AUT, 2017; FINZ Certificate in Fundraising, Fundraising Institute of NZ, 2017.
Teaching Experience: Occasional volunteer teaching at local primary and intermediate schools between 2010 - 2018. Taught NZSL Taster classes for Deaf Aotearoa for the first time in 2021!
Life members: Lynette Pivac, Shona McGhie, David McKee, Josje Lelijveld
Deceased life members: Penny Went, Dennis Tod