Meet the health team

Vibes Health team is made up of doctors, nurses and counsellors. This team can be found working across 11 different sites throughout the Hutt Valley.

“Fantastic free health care and support. Non-judgmental people who you can turn to.”- Conversation Cafe


Maraea Savaiinaea

Clinical Manager

My role includes supporting the awesome nursing team at Vibe as well as working in the school based and community health clinics. I enjoy working alongside young people to achieve healthy and positive outcomes.

    Leeanne Orban

    Clinical Team Leader

    I have been working at Vibe since July 2013 and absolutely love my job!

    I work in both the schools and the community health clinics.


    Ko te ahurei o te Rangitahi arahi o tatou mahi

    Let the uniqueness of the young person guide our work



      Youth Health Nurse

      I have been nursing for seventeen years in many different areas. I have been at Vibe since 2010. I work in school based health clinics throughout the Hutt Valley and at the Epuni Care and Protection residence. It is a privilege to work with the young people of the Hutt Valley. They are a great inspiration to me and they keep me young – or at least they try to!


        Beena Hegde

        Youth Health Doctor

        I find young people a constant source of inspiration with their ideas and energy. At VIBE I deliver clinics at the Lower Hutt site, Taita College and St Bernards Colleges. In addition to medicine, I enjoy skiing, yoga and keeping fit.


          Youth Health Nurse

          I started working at Vibe in 2013, mainly in the school based health clinics. Vibe is constantly changing to meet the needs of young people in the Hutt Valley, and I love being part of that.


            Youth Health Nurse

            Before I started working at Vibe I worked in health clinics in the UK. I am a registered nurse and have worked at vibe for 10 years in the community and school clinics.

              Emily Cavana

              Youth Health Doctor

              I have worked at VIBE since February 2007. I am part of the health team and run a GP clinic at Naenae College and at the Vibe Lower Hutt base. I also work as a GP at a medical centre in Wellington.
              I think Vibe is an awesome organisation and enjoy my work here.

                Julia Murray

                Youth Health Doctor

                I have been working for 7 years as a Dr for Vibe. I believe that the well-being of our young people is critical for the future of our special country and I look forward to helping young people reach their potential by being involved in their health care.


                  Youth Health Nurse

                  I started working at Vibe in 2016 and love it. I enjoy the interaction with young people and the variety of services Vibe has to offer. I mainly work in the school based health clinics and at the community clinic in Upper Hutt. Prior to working at Vibe I was a Practice Nurse for 9years at a medical centre. When I’m not at work I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends

                    Mandy Holmwood


                    I have a background of being part of Women’s Refuge and bring experiences of listening to stories that represent the effects of abuse through to acts of
                    courage, determination, hope and preference. I am here to listen and support any young person that may benefit from this process at this particular stage of their life.

                      Peter Tia


                      I am a member of the fabulous counselling team. My particular interests are individual and couple therapy; exploring issues ranging from grief, loss and trauma to behavioural management. I believe cure starts from the inside out. So to cure ‘me’ I love spending time with my wife, kids and friends plus an elite group of men who have been nicknamed as Mr Plank, Mr Cocoa Beware, Mr Peril Gates, and Mr Chewbacca - playing pool inside my man cave

                        Richelle Holland

                        Mental Health Nurse

                        I have been nursing for over 7yrs with a Youth health focus.
                        I have a post grad certificate in Mental health.
                        I am passionate about Youth health and love working in my local community.
                        When I’m not working I love to hang out with my family and favourite people.

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