SSPA National Executive

National executive members are elected by SSPA members to oversee the strategy and development of Social Service Providers Aotearoa.


Dee-Ann Wolferstan - Chairperson


Chief Executive Officer

Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri Trust




Victoria Newcombe - Deputy Chair


General Manager Social Services

Presbyterian Support Upper South Island




Fiona Guy - Treasurer


Director of Support Services

Youth Horizons




Judy Matai'a


Chief Executive

Anglican Trust for Women and Children




Marihi Langford 


Chief Executive

Tuhiata Mahi Ora Trust




Zoe Hawke


Chief Executive Officer

E Tipu E Rea Whānau Services




Dr Claire Achmad


Chief Executive

Social Service Providers Aotearoa



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Kia Mauri Ora: Social Service Excellence in Aotearoa - the SSPA magazine for all who work in social services

Workshops and seminars - SSPA's professional development programme

SSPA Conference - bringing the sector together

SSPA submissions to parliament

The social service workforce - an SSPA-led project