Meet Our Staff
Rosemary Sloman - Executive Officer
Rosemary succeeded Kay Boreham as Executive Officer to The Eastern Bay Community Foundation in July 2017.
Previously employed by Hospice EBOP as the Community Relationship Development Manager and Co-ordinator of Volunteers, she held a key role in the senior management team with Hospice. Her roles covered the management of essential support systems to patients and families, and latterly building wider support via events and public engagement. Her background is in the management of people and property, FMCG retailing, teaching adults, public relations and event management. She is passionate about growing people through opportunity.
Rosemary has also held governance and volunteer support roles with a number of local community and educational facilities.
As an active celebrant, Rosemary works with families in our region, to celebrate special moments in life , fare-welling loved ones, and joining couples together in marriage or civil union.
She loves working with the local community and is committed to giving back to the area in which she has raised her two children, and has lived for the past 37 years. Her interests include the culinary arts, creative arts including scrapbooking, portrait painting, researching family history, gardening and travel to lesser known corners of the world.
Rosemary reports directly to the Board of Trustees.
Rosemary is always happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the Eastern Bay Community Foundation.
To contact Rosemary, email: email@example.com
Gae Newell - Secretary
Gae works as Personal Assistant to the CEO and Mayor of the Opotiki District Council, a role she has been in for the past six years. Prior to that Gae was a legal secretary for approximately 25 years.
Gae is also the secretary for the Eastern Bay Community Foundation, attending to the agendas and minutes for meetings and other administrative duties. Her involvement with the Eastern Bay Community Foundation goes back to the commencement of her employment at the Opotiki District Council. The Council was instrumental in the establishment of the Opotiki Community Trust which later split into two entities, the Opotiki Community Trust and the Opotiki Community Foundation, so as to separate the distinctly different objectives of each. The Opotiki Community Foundation then expanded to include Whakatane and Kawerau Districts and become the Eastern Bay Community Foundation.
Gae thoroughly enjoys her involvement with the Foundation and having the opportunity to work with a high calibre of people who are passionate about their local communities and take a very professional aaproach to everything they do.
On a personal note, Gae was raised and educated in Auckland, moving to Opotiki in 1978. Gae has two adult daughters and one grandson. She lives at Ohope with her partner and enjoys walks on the beach, cooking and spending time with family and friends.
To contact Gae, email: firstname.lastname@example.org