Meet the Team
These people are the heart of the HMA team
MSW Hons, CQSW, MANZASW. Memberships ANZASW, NZATD, MINT
Ken is a director of HMA and has a background in social work. He is best known for his work in the family violence and sex offender field, as well as in contemporary programme design and development. He is principal trainer for HMA.
PGDip.Psych.(Clin.), M.Soc.Sc (1st Class Honours), B.Soc.Sc, Registered Clinical Psychologist
Nev is a registered clinical psychologist with more than twenty years of experience in the areas of forensic and offender assessment and rehabilitation. He is currently in full time private practice.
B.A. (Hons), M.Psych (Clinical), Grad. Cert. Business Administration, Grad. Cert. Professional Writing, M.A.P.S.
Helen Mentha a clinical psychologist with over 17 years experience in the community and private sectors, and has specialised in working with substance misuse in community and forensic settings, dual diagnosis and the application of Motivational Interviewing to positive behaviour change. She currently runs Mentha Consulting, providing training, supervision and psychological services.
Registered Psychologist (NZPsB); Memberships: NZPsS; CPSIG(NZ); BPS; ISCP
For more than twenty-five years, Sam’s area of excellence is in facilitating personal and professional growth. Having originally trained as a probation officer and gained his Masters in Forensic Psychology, Sam now practices as a Coaching Psychologist.
BS, MA, PsyD Registered Clinical Psychologist (Australia), Board Certifited Clinical Supervisor (Australia), Registered Clinical Psychologist (NZ –inactive) Memberships: MINT, INEBRIA
Joel has worked in a wide range of clinical, academic and professional training settings. His career has focused on working with people to overcome and manage addiction and mental health concerns. He is committed to sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues to enhance our ability to help others who are reaching out.
BSW, M.Coun (Distinction). Memberships MANZASW, Approved Family Court Counsellor and Provider DV Programmes
Mike has worked for 30 years in domestic violence programmes, community sex offender treatment programmes and statutory child protection work. He has performed the roles of social worker, therapist, team leader, trainer and service manager.