The Team

Management Team


Noel Matthews - Chief Executive Officer

Kia ora. I took up the NorthAble CEO role in 2004. I lead a dynamic group of staff who have, at the core of their working ethos, the best interests of the families, whanau and individuals we are here to support. I look forward to continuing to improve access to disability supports, especially for people that not only need our services currently but also those that may need our services in the future. 



Haylee Labelle - Executive Assistant to the CEO

I joined NorthAble in 2020 having come from the Health Sector at Northland DHB. I bring with me sound organisational skills, motivation, and a passion to see improved outcomes for the people that need our services. I am focused on supporting the CEO to ensure he is successful in achieving the objectives of NorthAble. I am grateful to be part of an organisation  that values its people, clients and continuous improvement.

Bronwyn Collett - NASC/DIAS Manager

I joined NorthAble as a Service Facilitator in 2012, having previously worked in the health sector as an Occupational Therapist. In 2015 I was very honoured to take on the NASC Manager role. I have a focus on the future of the disability sector and I am proud to be part of an organisation like NorthAble, that encourages bold, innovative practice in all of it's employees.  

Adam Dade - Client Services Manager

I joined the NorthAble management team in October 2018 bringing with me ten years of project and management experience from the UKs health and social care sector, specialising in supporting people within the community and their own homes. Working with my team I am committed to improving the lives of those living in Te Tai Tokerau through the provision of innovative and empowering services that facilitate the opportunity for growth and development for all that we work with.


Theresa King - Finance Manager


Vanessa Jennings - Operations, H&S Manager and Equipment Plus Manager


Office Support Team

Zelde Morrsion-Smith

Administration, Front Office & Team Support

Rochelle McCallum

Finance Administrator

Matire Maihi

Cleaning Assistant

Ryan Perkins

Building and Grounds Maintenance