Management Team

To give a voice to our most vulnerable and give them the opportunity to make the changes needed to have a good family life is the heartbeat of what we do. To see that transformation happen through the support that we can give is priceless.

Tracey-Leigh Peters, CEO

Tracey-Leigh Peters – CEO
Tunumafono Tracey-Leigh Peters has a background in education and human resources. She began her career at Iosis in 2008, as Executive Administrator. She became Operations Manager in 2013, and was Acting CEO for 10 months before her official appointment as CEO on 1 September 2015. Tunumafono is a matai (chiefly) title from her Samoan family line.
Michele Efaraimo

Practice Manager Foster Care, Social Work & Parent Support


Wayne Boyd

Finance Manager


Board of Directors

I am privileged to work with such a committed and competent team. Our God-given task is together bringing wholeness to individuals and families, and providing skills for permanent change that will be passed on from one generation to another.

Peter Browning, Chair

Peter Browning, Chair

An organisational development consultant, Peter specialises in working with not-for-profit organisations.

His focus is on helping small social services agencies in the family services and poverty alleviation areas. He is currently Chair of the Northern Baptist Association.

Peter was CEO of Baptist Action from 1991 to 2002.

Bonnie Robinson

Board Member

BA, BD, BAppMgt

Bonnie Robinson is CEO at HBH Senior Living Care & Village.

Vao Muller

Board Member


Vao Muller is a barrister specialising in family law.

Lyndon Twemlow

Board Member

Andrea Page

Board Member

Case Study

A Day in the Life

of a Merivale Social Worker

A Day in the Life of a Merivale Social Worker

To be a social worker within a residential environment like Merivale comes with unique challenges, as the families must adjust to communal living during their stay.

While this can be daunting for the residents initially, the Therapeutic Community model that Merivale uses brings healing, connectedness and growth. Seeing this occur is one of the Merivale social workers’s richest rewards.

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