Rebekah has recently returned to Tauranga after almost 20 years away! She’s married to Chris and has two children – Ayla, 2 years old and Jack, 7 months.
Rebekah is the Head of Advocacy and Justice at World Vision New Zealand and has a human rights law background. She has previously worked at the NZ Human Rights Commission and United Nations in Iran as well as in other government and NGO positions.
All Rebekah’s roles have involved working for and with children and upholding the best interests of children. Rebekah believes Aotearoa’s tamariki are its greatest taonga/treasure and that good care and protection of children in formative years leads to greater outcomes and potential of children as they mature and become adults.
Rebekah admires Homes of Hope’s model of care and the other strategic therapeutic interventions it offers to children. She is thrilled to be able to put down roots in Tauranga and serve on the Homes of Hope board.