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Support Team

MND New Zealand Support Team provides free, personalised support and advocacy for almost every person with motor neurone disease in New Zealand, from Stewart Island to Northland. They work together with people living with MND, and their families, to enable them to have the best quality of life possible.

What does a Support Team Advisor do?

Our Support Team Advisors help link their clients with the appropriate health care professionals from multi-disciplinary teams of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, and community nurses at every District Health Board in New Zealand.

Support Team Members can also act on their client’s behalf to navigate government agencies and specialist equipment services.

MND New Zealand Support Team Advisor Kate Moulson

Kate is one of eight specialist Support Team Advisors nationwide. She talks about how she supports her MND clients in the video below.

Kate says helping people with MND navigate the health system is a really important part of her job. “Quite often people who get MND are fit and healthy and have little idea about how it all fits together. I tend to be quite active in making sure people are linked into the right services at the right time.”

Living with MND is incredibly challenging, says Kate. “If I can make their journey easier and less stressful, it’s very rewarding,” she says.

Our Support Team Members

If you are not sure which support team member to contact, or have a general MND support question, please contact Toni Foster.

TEAM LEADER - NATIONAL OFFICE
Toni Foster

Toni Foster

National Office - Auckland
DHB(s): Waitemata (west)
Ph: (09) 624 2148 or 021 230 3038
NORTHLAND/AUCKLAND NORTH & WAITEMATA
Sally King

Sally King

Northland & Waitemata
DHB(s): Northland & Waitemata
Ph: 09 280 3196 or 027 202 8166
AUCKLAND & COUNTIES MANUKAU
Linda Oliver

Linda Oliver

DHB(s): Auckland and Counties Manukau
Ph: (09) 849 6931 or 021 036 0218
EAST & CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND
Jane Kay

Jane Kay

DHB(s): Bay of Plenty, Lakes, Hawkes Bay, Tairawhiti
Ph: (07) 543 0438 or 029 777 5588
WEST NORTH ISLAND
Megan Teboekhorst

Megan TeBoekhorst

DHB(s): Waikato, Taranaki, Whanganui (North)
Ph: (07) 870 1496 or 029 773 6662
LOWER NORTH ISLAND
Moira Young

Moira Young

DHB(s): Capital & Coast, Hutt, Wairarapa, Mid Central, Whanganui (South)
Ph: (04) 569 2825 or 021 0278 4494
LOWER SOUTH ISLAND
Kate Moulson

Kate Moulson

DHB(s): South Canterbury, Southern
Ph: (03) 697 4881 or 029 777 9944
UPPER SOUTH ISLAND
Hefina Malone

Hefina Malone

DHB(s): Christchurch, West Coast, Nelson and Marlborough
Ph: (03) 424 4952 or 027 292 8581