Our team

Horiana Williams

Quality and Compliance Administrator

Kia Ora Koutou. I am a mother to 4 tamariki, who range in age from 7-16 years. I am passionate about providing opportunities for our rangatahi to allow them to increase their health and well being through various avenues, that's why I love my job at Directions Youth Health Centre. I look forward to the DYHC team and myself being able to assist you and your whanau when the need arises. Nga Mihi Maioha

Vicki Shaw

Clinical Director

Hi I’m DR V
I am a doctor with the job of helping the Directions team with training, policy and procedure and service development. This is to make sure Directions provides the best care possible and continually strives to do even better.

Billy Harris

Social Worker

Hi Billy here. Team leader and social worker.
My passion is working alongside young people helping them to be the best they can be.

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”

Thomas Edison

Raelene Wallace


I’m Raelene your receptionist and your go to person. My goal is to help make your time in reception pleasant, relaxing and fun 

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness”
                                                    William Arthur Ward

Stacey Tito

Youth Worker

Wassup I’m Stacey. I am the awesome Youth Worker here at Directions. I can pretty much assist and support you with whatevs so feel free to ask for me when you wanna chat with someone.

"For every dark night, there's a brighter day"
                                                Tupac Shakur

Vanessa Gillespie

Social Worker

Kia Ora Koutou. Ko Vanessa toku ingoa. I am a qualified social worker with a passion for working alongside young people. If you’re needing some guidance and support you have come to the right place. I can help you find your strengths and support you to take steps in achieving your goals. I enjoy mindfulness and the serenity it offers, if you are interested in hearing more, let me know.

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, you just have to take the first step”
                                                                                          Martin Luther King Jr

Alana Haylock

Social Worker

Hey ya! I’m Alana aka Larns, and I am a Social Worker here at Directions Youth Health Centre. I work out of both Hastings and Napier. I love working alongside young people because I see so much potential and no two days are ever the same. I will listen to your story without judgement and support you to work through challenges and follow your dreams.

“If you are always trying to be ‘normal’ you will never know how amazing YOU can be”
Maya Angelou

Michaela Vanderspeck

Registered Nurse

Hey I'm Michaela, I am one of the nurses at Directions. Youth is my passion. You will find me in both Napier and Hastings running clinics.

“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did 20 has wasted thirty years of his life”
                                                                                                                             Muhammad Ali

Pieta Winter


Kia ora, I'm Pieta, one of the doctors working at Directions. I'm from Christchurch originally, but now live in the Bay with my partner and our dog Zeus. We love it up here. Looking forward to meeting you!

                                                   "A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book"

Lee-Ora Lusis

Registered Senior Nurse

Hi my name is Lee-Ora. I am one of the nurses at Directions. I am usually here Tuesday's

                                                "Whaia te iti kahurangi ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei"

Kaydy-Moana Jones

Social Worker

Kia ora e te whanau. I'm a social worker at Directions. I love getting out and about with my mahi, so hit me up for a catch up wherever it suits you. Nga Mihi

                                                                                      "E kitea ai ngā taonga ō te moana me mākū koe"

Karen Hart

ACC Counsellor

Hi, I'm Karen and I am a counsellor at Directions. I have two children, a husband and one killer cat. I love my work here and I love working with young people to help them make positive changes in their lives. Come and see me and have a chat! 

                                                                      "The journey of a thousand miles begins with ONE STEP"

Helena Wratt


Kia Ora, I’m Helena and I am one of the counsellors at Directions. My role is to support young people to live their best life and it’s a role I’m very passionate about. I look forward to meeting you.


                                  “If you always do, what you’ve always did, you’ll always get what you always got” 

Aphrodite Ranapia

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Opening Hours

Hastings Location

Monday:        09:00am - 05:00pm

Tuesday:       09:00am - 05:00pm

Wednesday (Walk in's): 12:30pm - 05:00pm

Thursday:     09:00am - 05:00pm

Friday:           09:00am - 05:00pm


Napier Location

Tuesday 09:00am - 05:00pm
Thursday 01:00pm - 05:00pm

Appointments Only - Call to book an appointment now: 06 871 5307