Our Team

Susan Anderson

Susan Anderson

Coordinator / Facilitator

Susan has post graduate qualifications in education, training and development and dispute resolution and has been managing the Whanganui Restorative Justice programme for adult offenders for ten years. She is a highly experienced nationally accredited facilitator with a strong commitment to restorative practices. Although Susan works primarily with pre-sentence offenders in the Whanganui, Ruapehu and Waimarino region, she also facilitates restorative conferences for the prison, the New Zealand Parole Board and the community.

David Curry

David Curry

Facilitator

David worked in senior management roles for most of his working life, mostly in social services fields. He has studied at two universities but he believes that the best and most inspiring lessons come from the people who quietly get on and actually do things. David has always been keen for both sides of a story to be properly heard and he appreciates the challenge of trying to bring justice and law closer together

Rere Sutherland

Rere Sutherland

Facilitator

Rere Sutherland began with Whanganui Restorative Justice Trust as a Community Representative volunteer participating in Restorative Justice conferences.   She has now completed the Restorative Justice Facilitator Training and facilitates conferences in the community and in prison.

 Lisa Nepia

Lisa Nepia

Facilitator

Lisa is a nationally accredited facilitator who has worked for restorative justice since 2004 in Whanganui and South Auckland.

She is committed and passionate about restorative justice and the delivery of an effective process which gives victims a voice and enables them to tell the offender how they have been affected by the crime. 

Kristie Matson

Kristie Matson

Administrator

Kristie is responsible for the required day to day administration tasks. She also works alongside the Coordinator and has regular contact with victims, offenders and other stakeholders. Kristie attends court on a regular basis and is passionate about restorative justice.