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Meet our Employment Specialists


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Nelson - IPS Employment Specialist

We are curerently recruiting to fill this position.


Katelyn Millar - IPS Employment Specialist

027 274 5520

Katelyn moved to Nelson and joined TeAM in 2022. After completing her degree in Environmental Management and Psychology, Katelyn gained experience working on a Healthline and in Recruitment. Katelyn likes spending time in nature/camping and is excited to be in a role where she can directly help others in a way which will have a positive impact on their wellbeing.


Susan O'Connell - IPS Supervisor and Employment Specialist

027 227 9352

Susan previously worked for over 15 years as Manager and Administrator of a local NGO that supports families and whanau who have a family member living with mental illnesses/addictions. She was also involved with a local peer-led day activity service.

Susan is excited to work in such a positive role supporting our Employment Specialists to help tāngata whaiora achieve their employment goals.  Susan is an active relaxer who  plays squash, mountain biking, hiking and golf.



Katie Mincher - IPS Employment Specialist

027 214 4312

Katie joined TeAM in 2021 and has a background in retail (including management) and teaching, so brings to her role a wealth of knowledge about working with people. Katie is currently working towards a Psychology qualification. 


Rebekah Cook - IPS Employment Specialist

027 558 8182

Rebekah has a background of 25 years in ECE teaching, including 4 years working as a Visiting Teacher. She holds qualifications in teaching and career development. Rebekah is looking forward to assisting people to find a satisfying career which aligns with their strengths, interests and goals.



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Chris Lippiatt - IPS Employment Specialist

027 432 4235


Chris joined TeAM in 2018 and has a varied employment history, including; professional cookery, warehousing and logistics, bottling line management and youth work. Chris has a Diploma in psychology and is working towards a degree. Chris is also involved in the Top of the South Film Society.


Sandy Stowell - IPS Employment Specialist

027 336 6311


Sandy is currently providing parental leave cover, but originally started with TeAM in 2012. Sandy loves the Marlborough region and has worked in a variety of industries and has supported a huge number of local people. Sandy enjoys the rapid and intensive job search aspect of IPS employment support and has connections with many local companies and employers.

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Hayden Fenemor - Employment Specialist

027 768 6802


Hayden has a busy role, covering a wide geographical area. Hayden has experience providing employment support in the disability sector and has well-established connections with a number of agencies, organisations and employers on the West Coast.

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Jenny MacFadgen - Employment Specialist

027 558 8010


Jenny joined the team in 2022 and comes from a background of mental health nursing working in various roles both within the NGO and Te Whatu Ora sectors. She enjoys connecting with people and supporting them to achieve their employment goals and recognises how employment can be a huge step in people's recovery journey.

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