Our Team 

Heleena White -  Whanau Support / Volunteer Coordinator

My name is Heleene White , I have lived within the Community for 20 years. I am a mother of two Children.

My passion is People and Place, and to ensue both these are nurtured and kept safe.

I provide support to our local Whanau , promoting wellbeing.

I am the front face of WCST and offer a warm welcome to who comes through our doors.


Colleen Phillips Role : Administration/ Reception

Kia Ora. My name is Colleen Phillips, my husband and I moved to Whangamata permanently in the middle of 2020 although have owned our home since 2000.  

We have 2 adult children and 5 beautiful grandchildren. 

I started working at Whangamata Community Services Trust in the middle of March, after working in Government Departments for 34 years.  It is now timely to get to know the people in our community that need a helping hand and guidance to be able to live, survive and enjoy life in this fantastic caring community. 

I enjoy fishing, reading, spending time with the grandchildren, shopping and travel

Natalie Boyd - Social Worker 

Kia Ora, my name is Natalie Boyd, I am the new social worker for this wonderful community services. I have been a social worker for the past 7 years and I am looking forward to doing some great work in the community helping whanau/families. 

I come from Rotorua and have just recently moved to Whangamata. 

I look forward to seeing what the future holds.

Thank you 

Natalie Boyd