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The Mind Lab Board

Frances Valintine
Chair and Founder
Nic Kennedy
Director
Frank Janssen
Director
Merran Davis
Director
David Glover
Director
Rob Lee
Director

Executive & Support Team

Fiona Webby
General Manager
Craig Hilton
National Academic Director
Lorraine Guerin
National Projects Lead
Sandy Taylor
Financial Controller
Hayley Sparks
National Academic Manager
Zippo Yap
Office Manager
Frank Li
Data Analyst
Jarin Klee
IT Manager
Te Mihinga Komene
Pou Ārahi
Justin Roberts
Pou Whirinaki
Melissa Fincham
Assistant to Frances Valintine

Student Success

Manpreet Malhotra
Student Director
Debbie Armour
Operations Manager
Tino Peilua
Academic Registrar
Tasha Bowen
National Portal Manager
Shruti Patil
Student Experience Manager
Talita Hope
National Portal Assistant
Jessica Culley
National Portal Assistant

Master of Contemporary Education

Lynley Schofield
National Programme Lead
Florence Suckling
National Programmes Manager
Herbert Thomas
Postgraduate Director
Jonathan Lynch
Postgraduate Director
Anna Johnstone
Postgraduate Director

Master of Teaching & Education Leadership

Tim Gander
National Programme Lead
Rochelle Thorn
Education Director
Philly Wintle
Programme Development Manager
Hancine Samvelyan
Postgraduate Facilitator
Roseline Setu
Regional Teaching Advisor
Seini Pifeleti
Programme Coordinator

Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning

David Parsons
National Postgraduate Director
Karen Baker
National Lead
Alex Chapman
Programme Coordinator
Milla Inkila
Postgraduate Director (Maternity Leave)
Rochelle Thorn
Education Director
Sarah-Kay Coulter
Postgraduate Facilitator
Ben Egerton
Postgraduate Facilitator
Jill Pears
Postgraduate Facilitator
Hancine Samvelyan
Postgraduate Facilitator
Genevieve Rae
Postgraduate Facilitator
Truman Pham
Online Educator
Darcy Vo
Online Educator
Binglan Han
Online Educator

The Mind Lab @ MOTAT

Damon Kahi
National Technologist
Jessica Tragalia
EdTech Educator
Emma Grobart
EdTech Educator
Kensa Randle
EdTech Educator

Gisborne Lab

Shanon O’Connor
Centre Director
Emily Walpole
EdTech Educator
Julianne Poninghouse
EdTech Educator
Sam Reckas
Lab Manager

Marketing & Communications

Susanne Axelsson
Creative Director
Cheryl Whitfield
Editor & Digital Comms Manager
Lisa Whittington-Slater
Outreach Manager - North Island
Michael Campbell
South Island Director
Simone Kerr
Communications & Public Relations Manager
Yeji Do
Graphic Designer
Andrew Bell
Community Manager

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