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 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 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.
Ruth Sandiford Phelan
Ruth is the Restorative Justice facilitator for Taumarunui. She is really interested in people, and what drives them to do the things they do. Ruth believes Restorative Justice is a key in creating more harmonious, peaceful communities which recognise the value and dignity of all individuals.
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.