Who We Are

Gerri Pomeroy is the President of DPA. Gerri currently leads a seven-strong governance group called the National Executive Committee (NEC), which is elected by DPA members. The current NEC is made up of Yi Small, Debbie Ward, Marty Van Der Kley, Jade Farrar, Joseph Boon and Helena Tuteao.


DPA has members around the country who generally work together in regional assemblies.

DPA is run by a small team in Wellington, made up of Gary Williams (National Operations Manager), Esther Woodbury (National Policy and Relationships Manager), Henrietta Bollinger (Analyst Policy and Relationships), Sharyn McCann (Finance Officer) and Emily Tilley (Communications Coordinator). DPA also has Kaituitui located in a number of regions, who perform a community liaison role.