Stepping Stone Trust - Community Mental Health Recovery Services | Management Team
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Meet our management team

You can find out more about our management team below. Please hover/tap a picture to read their bio.


Tim Butcher

CEO Pending Appointment

As SST’s Clinical Manager, Sharon is charged with ensuring SST services provide a high level of care to all Tangata Whaiora (Service Users). Having worked for SST for 20 years, Sharon has held a variety of roles, including leading the establishment of homes for Service Users requiring long-term residential care.

Sharon Schwalger

Clinical Manager
CertComPsychCare, CertCouns, DipComSocWk, MSW, PGDipSocWel, MANASW

With a background in managing youth services, Charlotte has been part of the SST Management Team for five years. As Operations Manager, Charlotte oversees the non-clinical aspects of SST. Her role seeks to ensure that SST services are run efficiently and effectively, so that staff can focus their energy on Tangata Whaiora (Service Users).

Charlotte Cummings

Operations Manager
BA(EngSoc), BCouns, DipClinSup, PGDipHlthSc.(Dist.endorsed MH)

Graeme brings extensive experience in management roles across a range of social services to his role as SST HR Manager. Graeme’s aim is to provide work structures and systems for staff so that they can be efficient at what they do, create great outcomes for Tangata Whaiora (Service Users), and achieve a sense of satisfaction about their work that enhances their life.

Graeme Bisseker

HR Manager
CertSocWk, CertSocSerMgt, GradDipHRM

Annette begun in her role as Finance Manager for SST in 2015. Annette comes to SST having held finance and administration roles for the Salvation Army and the Alcohol and Drug Association of New Zealand. Annette’s work ensures that SST utilises its financial resources effectively and that the Trust has a strong base for the future.

Annette Mildon

Finance Manager

Tim’s role as Service Manager for Adult Community Services includes overseeing SST’s Adult Community Support Workers and the Mobile Medication Service. Throughout his 19 years with SST, Tim has held a variety of roles, with particular experience leading SST’s Respite services. As a Social Worker, Tim has a strong interest in social justice, and in all people having the opportunity to enjoy life, in spite of the adversities they face.

Tim Marshall

Service Manager (Adult Community Services)
CertYthWk, DipUrbMisStud, DipVCom, PGDipSocWk, MSW, PGCertHlthSc

Managing both planned and crisis Respite Services for adults, Glen brings a strong drive to see tangata whaiora (Service Users) empowered and well supported in times of need. Glen has a range of experience in social service roles, including management of addiction services.

Glen McLennan

Service Manager (Adult Respite Services)
BA, CertCouns, PGCertProfSup

Pending appointment

Service Manager (Youth Community Services)
Pending Appointment

Bringing vast experience as a Nurse and Manager within CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services, Jason works to ensure that SST’s Residential Services are safe and effective, and operate in close partnership with specialist services. His role oversees all Adult Residential services, as well as the Youth Residential and Respite service.

Jason Blake

Service Manager (Residential Services)