Our People

Jill Hawkey Executive Director

Beginning her career as a social worker, Jill went on to become the director of national and international faith-based aid and development organisations, including a period as Deputy General Secretary of ACT Alliance, based in Geneva. Upon her return to Christchurch, Jill became the Executive Director of the Christchurch Methodist Mission. Her ambition is to see the Mission fulfil its kaupapa of helping build resilient and responsive communities throughout the upper South Island.

Andrew Gallagher Finance Manager

Andrew was appointed to this role in November 2019 having worked in financial and IT roles, predominantly in charitable and not-for-profit organisations. Andrew is a full member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. The CMM finance team supports all facets of CMM’s varied activities, keeping a constant eye on the strong social ethics that are important to the Mission.

Andrea Wilson-Tukaki Community Development Manager

Andrea is a registered teacher who has over 27 years experience working for CMM in teaching and management roles across several teams. She is passionate about building communities that support people to be the best version of themselves and who work together to support one another.

Eve Lafferty Social Services Manager

Eve is a registered social worker with over 20 years experience as a manager and as a practitioner in services that support families both in Aotearoa and in the United Kingdom. She is passionate about finding the best ways to support whānau so that tamariki can thrive.

Andrea Goodman Housing Development Manager

Andrea joined CMM in 2015 and has overseen the rapid growth of the Housing Division since that time. As Housing Development Manager she manages all new housing developments, whether it be a new service or the building of new houses. Andrea has worked in the housing sector for many years, previously in government, local government and private sector roles.

Annie Smith Housing Operations Manager

Annie has been with CMM for over 14 years, originally joining our Aratupu Preschool as whānau support worker, then moving into our Housing Division in its early days. She has been an essential part of the Housing team throughout its expansion. As Housing Operations Manager she oversees the day to day activities of our Housing Division.

Nicola Fleming Housing First Ōtautahi Manager

Nic has managed the team at Housing First Ōtautahi since its establishment in 2018. She previously worked for the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority and for Kāinga Ora. Her career has focused on housing and supporting those most vulnerable in our communities. She is proud to be part of a team working hard to make homelessness in Ōtautahi rare, brief and non-recurring.

Vanya Vitasovich Regional Housing Manager - Marlborough, Nelson & West Coast

As Regional Housing Manager Vanya manages our Blenheim housing team, Housing First Blenheim, and our Nelson and West Coast housing teams. Vanya has worked in social housing for over 16 years, coming to CMM from Kāinga Ora where she was an area manager in Mt Roskill for many years.

Donna Coxshall WesleyCare Manager

Donna leads our WesleyCare team by providing high quality care and support to residents and families. Donna has spent her working life in aged care or community care leadership, managing a retirement village in Ashburton prior to joining CMM.