Speech Language Therapy

Welcoming Nikki – our Grants Coordinator

This formal introduction is well overdue, as Nikki joined us in April of 2019! It has been wonderful having her join the team, taking charge of the Grants Coordinator position, previously filled by the amazing Frances.

Although Frances left big shoes to fill, we’ve been thoroughly impressed by Nikki’s enthusiasm, energy, and not the least by her impressive fashion sense.

Nikki comes from a background of marketing and fundraising for not-for-profits, Sales roles in Publishing and the Liquor Industry, plus running her own business.  Nikki has a lifetime of travelling, helping others, and sharing her wisdom to bring to the role – a role that is fundamental to the very lifeblood of our organisation. As a not-for-profit, START is able to continue providing life changing services through the generous contributions of grants and trusts across Aotearoa. Our mahi is supported through the financial support we receive from these wonderful funders, and we’re able to apply for and receive these because of the hard work our Grants Coordinator puts in.

So you can see why it’s important to have someone like Nikki on our team! We feel very fortunate to have her with us, but what are her thoughts?

“START is such a wonderful organisation.  The team and the board are all lovely and are all incredibly dedicated to helping people who stutter. It’s an inspiring place to work and I love to hear about all the life-changing work that the team are doing.  Working at START is a lot of fun, and I count myself lucky to be here”

On behalf of our staff, the board, and most importantly our wonderful clients, welcome Nikki! We’re happy you’re here with us.