Here is our team of stunningly helpful staff

Family Support       

  • Karen Hand      Regional Family Support Coordinator
    • Home:383 0723              or mobile:       027 630 4648
    • Best time to contact:   Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Debbie Kopa               Family Support Worker
    • Home:355 9928              or mobile:       021 848 745
    • Best time to contact:   Tuesday and Thursday


  • Judith Wakelin
    • Home: 343 3902
    • Best time to contact:   Monday to Thursday: Afternoons 

Karen, Debbie and Judith all work part time from home for Canterbury@Heart so it is best to contact them on their home phone numbers given here. 

As each only works part time for Heart Kids Canterbury for 1.5  to 3 days a week the days given here are their preferred days for contact.  But all are heart parents and are keen to help so will try to take calls at most times if needed.

 Quite often they are out visiting families, at the hospital or in meetings so please just leave a message and they will get back to you as soon as we can. 

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Other Heart Kids Canterbury Committee members:

Chairperson: Claire Sword

Vice Chair: Bonnie Schenkel

Family Support:  Katie Pottinger  

Board Rep: Ross Blackler

Youth Liaison: Hannah Wakelin

Other Committee Members: Bradley Blackler, Audrey Cater, Victoria Peden