Hospice Wairarapa is a registered Charitable Trust (CC41499) formed in 2009 after a call for the reintroduction of Hospice services by over 3,600 residents of our region. Our Hospice is owned by the people of Wairarapa, for the people of Wairarapa. We are a totally independent organisation, and a member of Hospice New Zealand.
Board of Trustees
Gavin Hodder - Board Chair Gavin has extensive experience of large organisations, national and intermation, from both the management and governance perspectives. Gavin is currently the Associate Director of Osborne Group and set up Maxim Business Consulting Ltd. Gavin has been involved with Hospice Wairarapa over a number of years. He holds the role of Hospice Ambassador. Gavin co-authored the Hospice Wairarapa Board of Trustee document on the Roles of Responsibilities of Governance as a Trustee, has been a regular fundraiser for Hospice Wairarapa and Chaired the Hospice Wairarapa In-Patient Unit Feasibility Study. Gavin also advised on the setting up of the Hospice Cattle scheme. Gavin is also involved in the community from a lifestyle and sporting perspective, and enjoys being involved with businesses local to where he lives.
Lynne Ewart - Deputy Board Chair Lynne served as a Trustee of Hospice Wairarapa from July 2012 until April 2016 when she left to care for her husband Robert who was terminally ill. Lynne has had over 30 years working in the field of loss and grief. She is co-founder of Skylight, an organisation that provides unique support to children, young people and their families and whanau through trauma, change, loss and grief. Lynne's time spent working at Mary Potter Hospice has shown her the importance of Hospice and the difference it can make for families. She was a funeral director for seven years and a funeral celebrant for seventeen years.
Phoebe Chamberlain Phoebe previously worked as a public practice accountant, and also in project management for the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy engaging in strategic thinking and planning .She now oversees the Carterton District Council’s financial management and performance, corporate and financial planning. Working in the Wairarapa, combined with living in South Wairarapa for five years before recently moving to Carterton, means Phoebe has built strong relationships within the community.
Larry McKenna Larry has been a resident of the Wairarapa since 1986, involved exclusively with the Wine Industry. He was the Managing Director and wine maker with Martinborough Vineyard until 1999 and since then the Managing Partner of Escarpment Vineyard. Has served on a number of boards during this time. In the past Larry has been involved with Hospice Wairarapa from the fundraising side, chairing several charity wine auctions in Martinborough to help raise funds for the Hospice house in Renall Street and creating the series of bottled Hospice wines from Wairarapa wine-growers under a label developed specifically for fundraising.Larry is passionate about supporting and developing the roles of Hospice at the community level via strategic develpoments.
Christine Kernohan Christine brings significant business, management and governance experience, most recently within the wine industry at both a regional and a national level. Her governance experience has largely been in the voluntary sector particularly in the education arena at both secondary and tertiary level, also across the tourism and agricultural sectors, in both public and private sectors. Within the Wairarapa, Christine has given time as a volunteer ambulance officer as well as her contribution over a number of years as a volunteer with Hospice Wairarapa. Christine is passionate about the service and facilities that Hospice Wairarapa provides to the community here, and has supported its growth over the years in a number of ways, both through its fundraising activities and for the past five years as a biographer.
Lana Stockman Lana has a broad background in regulation and finance - operating in businesses at the nexus between economic, regulatory and commercial arenas both in New Zealand and Australia. She has first-hand experience in managing complex stakeholder relationships and front-line service delivery. Lana has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a Master's degree in Applied Finance. Lana relocated back to Masterton in 2017 after a successful corporate career in Australia and New Zealand in order to raiser her young son with her extended family and maintain a healthy work-life balance
Lloyd Wilson - Life Member Lloyd Wilson has been made our first Life member for his outstanding contribution as the Founding Chair of the Board of HWCT, and for his guidance and passionate vision as Chair for 10 consecutive years.