Board of Trustees
The Jassy Dean Trust Board of Trustees is a voluntary group of dedicated local Waiheke individuals who give their time to oversee the work of our organisation.
Greg Dean, Chairman
I have lived on Waiheke since 1987, raising 4 daughters. In that time I have established a small architectural and building consultancy business which I continue to operate. On 16 April 1992 our eldest daughter, Jassy, fell ill and died from Meningococcal Meningitis. Resulting from my gratitude of the support from the Waiheke community to my family during that time, I began looking for volunteers to establish a network that supported sick children on Waiheke. On 8th April 1994 the Jassy Dean Trust, consisting of 9 trustees, was formally accepted as an Incorporated Society and has continued to operate continuously since
Judy Denny, Trustee
I have been a Waiheke resident with my husband and family since the late 1970’s. I have been involved with education on the island and specialising in Special Education, currently employed as A Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour. I have a keen interest in working with youth and promoting community initiatives for Waiheke island.
Chris Curreen, Treasurer
A long time resident of the Island, I live in Oneroa with my partner Bob Scott. I am privileged to work with young people at the High School and have a keen interest in their welfare and achievements. The Jassy Dean Trust gives me an opportunity to assist families in need of help in a community to which I am very attached.
Wendy Saward, Trustee
I have lived on the Island for over twenty years and, with my husband, own and operate our own business. My work has been in banking and tourism, and I’ve helped in various voluntary capacities locally. I knew Jassy personally as a very bright and talented young lady. I consider it an honour to be involved with the Trust. It’s fun working in such a positive environment so that we can help families in our community.
Anna Lowe, Trustee
I grew up on Great Barrier Island on a water-access only property and have spent the last 25 years living on Waiheke. Jassy’s family were amongst my family’s first friends on the island. My interest in becoming involved in the Jassy Dean Trust grew out of this association and enables me to give something practical to the community I love.
Eileen Glover, Trustee
I was born on Waiheke in the early 70s. I have a history of working with children with special needs. I am a qualified Osteopath with my own private practise and I tutor at Unitec in the health sciences department. I am passionate about the wellbeing of our community and bring part of the trust gives me a tangible avenue to be of service.
Lynne Golds, Trustee
Having made Waiheke my home 11 years ago and raising my children here, I enjoy the wonderful and diverse community that we live in. My finance background has meant I can contribute as a trustee and complement the existing skills and knowledge within the Jassy Dean Trust. I have long admired this charity and I'm delighted to be part of such a passionate and enthusiastic team making a real difference to lives on the island.
Fiona Gregory, Trustee
I've been lucky to call Waiheke my home for the past twenty years, working on the island as Manager of a not-for-profit organisation and raising my family here. I first learnt about the Jassy Dean Trust when my daughter was a preschooler. After her wee friend developed leukemia, I saw the tremendous support the Trust provided the family with no questions asked, just kindness, compassion and aroha. I knew then that I wanted to be part of this amazing community-owned charity!