Our Staff

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Bernie Smith

CEO

With over 40 years in social services in NZ, PNG & Australia, Bernie has extensive experience of child protection and foster care, disabilities, seniors and now homelessness and poverty. Bernie believes strongly in empowering individuals and families to stand tall in their culture, faith & community where they can be valued members of their community.

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Reona Jarvis

Practice Manager

Reona joined the Monte Cecilia team last year. She has been a social worker for over 20 years and has a Bachelor of Social Work and Post Grad Diploma in Child and Adolescent Health. Much of her career has been spent working in residential and foster care with children and adolescents. She is passionate about enabling people realise their potential in life.

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Elaine F Lolesio

Residential Manager

Elaine has worked for Monte Cecilia Housing Trust for 30 years. During this time she has seen many political and social changes, and changes to policy that have impacted homelessness.  She is passionate about helping homeless families, working alongside them to solve their housing issues and help them get back on track.

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To be appointed

Administration Manager

To be appointed

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To be appointed

Housing Services Manager

To be appointed