Debbie has a wealth of experience in facilitation, training, mediation and mentoring. Debbie provides Presentations at both a local and National level [Early Years, Adolescent and Schools Presenter] and is also called upon as a Keynote Speaker to deliver Kaupapa Maaori presentations [where Science has caught up to Indigenous practices pre Colonization]
She is a National Lead Trainer for Ahuru Mowai Born to Learn (Family Start and PAFT Educational component). She is also a National Trainer for SKIP and a National Co-Facilitator for Family Partnership. Debbie has a varied background of work at both the grassroots and at a Policy Level.
She has two adult children, four whangai, and three mokopuna. Her three strongest attributes are passion and compassion for herself, others and the work that she does to support whanau, haapu and Iwi development; a sense of humor and the ability to celebrate a process that leads to greater understanding and meaning making.