Alzheimers Nelson Tasman has two Dementia Advisors (formerly called Field Workers) who cover the Nelson/Tasman area, a Social Connector and an Office Administrator.

The Team

Dementia Advisors

Heather Lackner

Heather covers Richmond/Wakefield Mapua/Motueka and Golden Bay. Heather is our Manager and Educator who provides training for our volunteers as well as family carers and community/residential based carers; Heather also is available to give talks to community based organizations e.g. Probus groups.

Sue Cochrane

Sue is our full time Dementia Advisor who covers Atawhai/Nelson/Tahunanui and Stoke. Sue oversees the WandaTrak pendants and facilitates  our “Take Charge”  Early Memory Loss programme.

Social Connector

Shelley Muirhead

In this part-role Shelley will be enabling clients to stay connected with each other and/or in their community.

Office/Finance Administrator

Vicki Rae

Vicki has the role of part-time Office/Finance Administrator which includes funding applications and supporting our Dementia Advisors.