Our Team

Dementia Advisors

Samantha McGaw

Phone 07 282 0455

Samantha gained her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 2013. For the first seven years of being a Registered Nurse she worked in residential care facilities specialising in dementia and hospital level care. She also spent a short time working in the community with care providers to set up in-home supports and wound care. Sam is originally from New Plymouth but moved around New Zealand a lot as a child, until finally settling in Whitianga during her high school years. She now lives in Hamilton with her partner and two furbabies.

Janine Appleby

Phone 07 282 1372

Janine has a well-established career as an occupational therapist helping children and adults with neurological conditions, including 10 years in the United Kingdom working inpatient and community care Dementia Care Services. Her experience also covers inpatient rehabilitation, community and rural work across the USA, Saudi Arabia, and New Zealand. She lives with her son and French lop rabbit, in the Hauraki and in her spare time can be seen hiking through mountain ranges across New Zealand.

Janine Mair

Phone 027 1800 4617

I am a Registered Nurse who has spent much of my career living rurally and doing community nursing. Most recently I was with Parkinson’s NZ for 7 yrs in a parallel role. Prior to that I was Practice Nursing and with the Waikato Hospital Diabetes service for many years.

I am a wife, mother to 3 adult daughters and a grandmother of 2. Outside of work hours my happy place is gardening, walking, cycling, cinema and attending theatre with family and friends.
Favourite holiday spots are the glorious South Island and Russell.

Administrator and Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Kay Wyatt

Kay has a background in office administration. She returned to the workforce a few years ago after being a full-time homemaker. Most recently she has worked in the office at a local primary school, interacting with a wide range of people from the community. Originally from Northland, she moved to Hamilton where she lives with her husband and children. Outside of work Kay enjoys time with family, holidays at the beach, photography, and baking.