Martin is an inspired local mental health advocate who received the Queen’s Service Medal for services to mental health also in 2019. He pitched a big idea about the Kapiti Kindness Project in a Business Breakfast talk and it gained immediate traction. Martin also runs the very important men’s mental health charity Whirlwind.
Brian Geary was a lawyer for 49 years before his retirement on 31.3.20. He has had extensive corporate and private practise experience. He attended to the formation of the Kapiti Kindness Trust and registration of its Trust Deed on the Companies Office Charities Register, with Charities Services and Inland Revenue. The Kapiti Kindness Trust is a registered charity. Brian continues his support as a foundation trustee of the Trust. He lives in Waikanae.
Ruth, an experienced HR Manager, small business owner and with a background of banking and I.T. in London, has been living in NZ with her 2 children for nearly 20 years.
Jeanine van Kradenburg
Not the Board But Still Useful
Therese was involved with community organisations but Bellyful was her main priority when she lived in Wellington. Now living in Waikanae she is on the steering committee for GBB Kapiti which has a fantastic group of bakers baking for the community organisations they support. A natural progression was joining KKT.
Family friends and community have always been important in her live and being able to help by volunteering with KKT gives her the opportunity to do what she is passionate about and the bonus is meeting so many wonderful people along the way.
Tarn Sheerin is a Kapiti local and mother of two, living in the middle of her Raumati Beach Community.
She has a background the Arts, Building / Architecture and Child Protection. One of Tarns favourite roles was teaching children First Aid in Wales, UK.
Tarn is very active in community support and networking roles with the likes of Kapiti Kindness Trust, Kapiti Helping Kapiti, and other charitable groups and organisations. “I love volunteering for the Kapiti Kindness Trust and getting to meet oodles of very cool, kind and appreciative people, just like you reading this”