The LifeKeepers Team at Le Va
Senior Manager Suicide Prevention
Tiana has over 20 years of extensive experience working with communities in Australia and New Zealand in public health, particularly in the areas of violence prevention and homelessness. Tiana feels privileged to be a member of Le Va's senior leadership team as she leads New Zealand's national suicide prevention programme, LifeKeepers.
Meera joins our team as project coordinator. She has a background in Psychology, with a MSc focused on parental depression and family cohesion. She has experience in disability, mental health and addiction sectors. Meera was born in London and grew up in Zambia before making Aotearoa New Zealand her home.
Anahera is our suicide prevention coordinator and has experience in mental health administration. She brings a passion for her culture and performing arts into our workshops. Anahera is of Te Rarawa and Te Aupouri descent and was born and raised in Manurewa, South Auckland.
Senior project coordinator
Karl is our suicide prevention senior project coordinator and he brings with him extensive experience in the commercial and community sectors. Karl is of Samoan and Māori descent with whakapapa to Te Rarawa and Lefaga, Upolu Samoa.
Chief Executive, Le Va
Denise is a registered clinical psychologist and chief executive at Le Va. Denise has extensive clinical and community experience, having worked in DHB and PHO mental health services, Māori mental health, as well as in prisons.
Executive Assistant, Le Va
Sean is Executive Assistant to the CE and manages day-to-day operations. He is passionate about social justice and believes that solutions to problems lie within our communities.