New Support Team Member Elise Doyer

Elise Doyer Suppoert Team Member

MND New Zealand is proud to announce our newest member to our Support Team, Elise Doyer. Pronounced ‘Elisa,’ Elise comes with a very strong and diverse background and is a great addition to our Support Team. If you are in the region Elise serves, visit our Support Team page for her contact information.

Elise introduces herself:

Hi everyone, my name is Elise and I feel privileged to be the new Support Team Member for the Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Upper West Coast region.
My husband and I moved to Nelson about four and a half years ago and are just loving it here. For me it feels very much like ‘coming home’ as I was born in Takaka and spent many joyful summer holidays in the Nelson/Tasman region.

Prior to moving to Nelson, I lived in Christchurch for nearly 38 years, the last 6 in lovely Lyttleton. With my, now grown up, children all living in Christchurch and a new ‘grandbaby’ on the way, there will be an added bonus in regularly visiting Christchurch as part of my new role. My work experience has been varied but I started as a speech and language therapist and special needs teacher. I then moved into health and social services as a health promoter, volunteer coordinator and manager for a range of large and small not-for-profits.

My most recent experiences include working as a foundation skills tutor at Christchurch Men’s prison and latterly as the Community Coordinator at Adult Learning Support Nelson where I was the first point of contact for adults wanting help with their reading, writing and maths skills.

I am passionate about NZ native flora and fauna. My family know me as ‘the crazy bird lady’ and my husband Chris and I are currently working towards returning our steep 3000+ sq m section to native bush. Simultaneously we’ll be trapping for rats, stoats and possums in the hope of providing a safe, bio diverse habitat for native birds spilling out from the fabulous Brook Waimarama Sanctuary.

Apart from this my interests include pottery, interior design, and cycling whenever possible.
I really look forward to meeting and getting to know many of you in the near future and finding out how I can best be of help to you, your family/whanau and caregivers.

Support Team Member Elise Doyer

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