Kaitiaki | Leadership Team
Nathan is the Director of Rainbow Hub Waikato and cares deeply about empowering the wellbeing of local communities especially Rainbow/Takataapui populations. Throughout his career, he has worked to support strong foundations for people's holistic wellbeing through social inclusion, sustainability, education, inclusive language, compassion, and changing unjust systems.
Joanna works for Youthtown as the National Activation Lead and Programmes Team Leader in the Waikato region where she looks to connect with young people from 5 through to 18 in community. She has spent a number of years in and around working with young people mainly in the sporting world. She has a passion for coaching and ensuring young people achieve success on and off the hockey turf.
Kim has spent a number of years in the youth and development space, with a particular interest social change in diversity and accessibility for our rangatahi with access needs.
Madiha is currently enrolled at the University of Waikato studying Law and Political Science with her sights set on becoming an international human rights lawyer. In addition to full-time study, she is part of the Migration Advisory Group of Red Cross and is a committee member of Seed Waikato. Madiha recently joined the New Zealand Refugee Advisory Panel to support government decision-makers and policy developers on matters impacting refugees in New Zealand. Madiha is also part of the Ministry of Youth Advisory Group and the 2022 Hivers which is a platform where young people can have authentic two-way conversations with decision-makers.