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Meet the Team

The YOSS team is made up of friendly, approachable and qualified professionals who share a passion for young people and their contribution to our communities. We're an enthusiastic, innovative bunch and we're here to help.

Each YOSS staff member brings his or her own unique views, experiences and working style to our team. Collectively we provide ‘wrap-around' packages to ensure our clients receive great service tailored to their specific needs. Our staff are all members of the professional body of their discipline. This membership ensures competence and insurance cover. We encourage self-care and a fun working atmosphere at YOSS, which is really important in creating a happy team and safe environment.

As you can see, we're all as pretty as a picture, but the best way to get to know us is to get in touch. Give us a call on 06 355 5909 for an informal chat about how we can help you out.




Colin's our Youth Worker and he's been an integral part of the YOSS team for over 20 years. Colin was born and bred right here in Palmy. He really knows his stuff and he's got lots of handy contacts around the place. Colin's the man to see for practical support and can hook you up with help from a food bank, a lawyer or emergency accommodation. He's also able to help with any school, family or legal issues you may be facing. You can contact Colin on 06 355 5906 or send him an email at mailto:%63%6fli%6e@y%6f%73s%2eo%72%67.%6e%7a

Find out more about our Youth Work service here.




Sam's our friendly Youth Counsellor. She works at YOSS Mondays to Thursdays and can help you express your feelings, cope with stress, try different things and feel ok about being you. Sam's really approachable and will help you out in any way she can. To make an appointment with Sam give our office a ring on 06 355 5906 and ask for her by name.

Find out more about our Counselling service here.




Jane's a super nurse who joined the YOSS team at the start of 2010. Jane has tons of experience as a nurse and has worked with young people in the past. She's friendly and approachable with a real sense of fun.

Find out more about our Health Services here.








Rachel came to YOSS in November 2012 and works with us 40 hours a week as a Nurse Practitioner.  Rachel loves the  walk-in clinics and that young people talk about everything!





Michelle works in the Horowhenua Youth Health Service Monday-Wednesday.


Find out more about our Health Services here.

Dr Dave

Dr Dave 



Dr Glenn


Dave has worked at YOSS since 2005 thanks to his passion for delivering healthcare to young people. Dr Dave is  straight up and tells it like it is, but he'll always go out of his way to help you out. Find out more about our Health Services here.




Glenn is the Doctor in Horowhenua. Glenn works two days a week for YOSS.





Corrie and Ella are our office admin super stars for Palmy  You'll talk to them to make appointments and be the first faces you'll see when you come into YOSS.

Give them a call on 06 355 5906 to make an appointment.




  Haley's job is to provide assessment and treatment for mental health issues like anxiety, stress and depression so you can live a life you're proud of. She's full time at YOSS, but she works in Levin on a Wednesday.

Find out more about our Clinical Psychology service here.







Fiona is our Senior social Worker and started in early 2016.   Her work covers a whole range of different issues including self-esteem, family relationships and family violence.

Find out more about our Social Work service here.




Jock is a social worker too and ielps Trissel with all new referrals as well.   


Trissel 2018






Trissel is the boss at YOSS. She's the lady who keeps us all on track. Trissel's been working with YOSS since 1996 so she really knows her stuff. If you have any concerns or complaints regarding our services she's a good person to get in touch with. mailto:t%72%69ssel@%79%6fs%73%2eo%72g%2e%6e%7a

Deirdre is the boss's PA! You can get in touch with her at deirdre@yoss.org.nz.






Dr Dave