The Team

Management Team


Noel Matthews - Chief Executive Officer

Kia ora. I took up the NorthAble CEO role in 2004. I lead a dynamic group of staff who have, at the core of their working ethos, the best interests of the families, whanau and individuals we are here to support. I look forward to continuing to improve access to disability supports, especially for people that not only need our services currently but also those that may need our services in the future.


Haylee Labelle - Personal Assistant to the CEO

I joined NorthAble in 2020 having come from the Health Sector at Northland DHB. I bring with me sound organisational skills, motivation, and a passion to see improved outcomes for the people that need our services. I am focused on supporting the CEO to ensure he is successful in achieving the objectives of NorthAble. I am grateful to be part of an organisation  that values its people, clients and continuous improvement.

Theresa King - Finance Manager


Bronwyn Collett - NASC/DIAS Manager

I joined NorthAble as a Service Facilitator in 2012, having previously worked in the health sector as an Occupational Therapist. In 2015 I was very honoured to take on the NASC Manager role. I have a focus on the future of the disability sector and I am proud to be part of an organisation like NorthAble, that encourages bold, innovative practice in all of it's employees.  

Adam Dade - Client Services Manager

As the most recent member of the NorthAble management team, joining in October 2018, I bring nearly 10 years of project and management experience form the UKs health and social care sector, specialising in supporting people within the community and their own homes. Having  relocated to New Zealand with my wife and young daughter, I am looking forward to supporting the community we are now a part of.  I was attracted to NorthAble due to its reputation, culture, and values and look forward to continuing to drive forward its success.

Vanessa Jennings - Operations and H&S Manager

Find out more about Vanessa soon..



Needs Assessment Service Co-ordination (NASC) and Disability Information (DIAS) Team:

Name: Job Title:
Te Rau Allen Service Facilitator, Mid/Far North - Maori Liaison
Sharon Tahere Service Facilitator, Mid/Far North / Team Leader
Natasha Cordiner Service Facilitator
Nicola Taylor Service Facilitator
Katrina Barrett  Service Facilitator
Cheyenne Harris Service Facilitator
Storm Studdart Support Coordinator
Pam Arbon NASC Team Support
Des Cawood DIAS Coordinator
Encompass Service:  
Stella Ward Navigation Coordinator
Needs Assessors
Linda Clement, Nicola Brierly, Vicki Sadgrove, Lorraine Morton, Colleen Johanson, Anne Leahy, Lynn Riding, Rawinia Martin


Client Services Team:

Name: Job Title:
Stella Ward VHN Service Coordinator
Terisa Hohepa-Turua LYNKZ Facilitator


Equipment Plus Team:

Name: Job Title:
Kaz Howlett Disability Equipment and Information Consultant
Waimana Martin                     Disability Equipment and Information Consultant
Becky Stone Disability Information and Advisory Service Consultant

Office Support:

Name: Job Title:
Ashlie Friend Administration, Front Office and Team Support
Matire Maihi Cleaning Assistant