Early Start Team

About Us – Early Start Team

Who to contact within the Early Start Project



  • Hildegard Grant – Reg. Comp Nurse, ADN, Reg. SW, MANZASW
    General Manager, Contact Hildegard
  • Jan Egan – RN, BN, Grad Cert NFP Mgmt, MCNA(NZ), General Manager, Contact Jan
  • Michelle Fletcher – Dip. SW, Registered Social Worker, MANZASW Clinical Manager, Contact Michelle

Clinical Team – Clinical Supervisors

  • Heather Davidson – RN, GradDipNursing PalCare
  • Chris Hart – RN, Dip PalCare
  • Glynis Matehaere – Dip. SW, MANZASW, Registered Social Worker
  • Sarah McKinnon – Dip. SW, MANZASW, Registered Social Worker

Clinical Team – Family Support Workers/Whanau Awhina

Early Start employs a team of fulltime Family Support Workers/Whanau Awhina. All the clinical staff at Early Start have professional qualifications with backgrounds in either nursing, social work, early childhood education, teaching or other related fields.


  • Shirley Percasky
  • Lucy Gregory