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.

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Tim, a registered Social Worker, joined SST as CEO in April 2017. He comes to us with over 30 years clinical and managerial experience within the CDHB Specialist Mental Health Service in the Child and Adolescent and Adult Specialty areas. Tim brings experience from other social enterprise and not for profit sector roles. Tim is committed to improving the quality of life of tangata whaiora (people seeking wellness)

Tim Butcher


Annette began 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 BBusMgt(Acct.)

Chris Hewitt

People & Culture Manager

Yolande (Yo) Lawrence

EA to the CEO & Document Controller

Helen Clyde-Smith

Quality & Safety Manager

Annie Southern

Peer Practice Manager

As one of SST’s Services Managers, 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

Services Manager - Adult (Community and Bed Based) CertComPsychCare, CertCouns, DipComSocWk, MSW, PGDipSocWel, MANASW
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Fiona Barr

Acting / Interim Services Manager
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Aland comes to SST with a wealth of both Community and Residential Services experience gained in the UK and New Zealand. He has a heart for high level quality service delivery that will create lasting and meaningful change for young people.

Aland Fish

Services Manager - Youth (Community and Bed Based Services) MA (SW), Reg. SW

Craig Wenmoth

Facilities & Fleet Manager
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Sean Pawson