Leadership Team

Linda Surtees | Chief Executive
  Ph 04 282 0767 to contact Wendy, Office Manager | Email Wendy

Linda has been with Fostering Kids NZ since 2010 and has a wealth of experience in the foster care sector. Linda is a strong advocate for fostering families to receive robust, collaborative support and training to provide quality care for our most vulnerable children.

Jennifer Kinsella| Marketing and Communications Manager
Ph 04 974 8204 | Mob 027 501 0330 | Email Jennifer

Andeana Pilalis | Critical Support Manager
Ph 04 566 0299 | Free 0800 693 278 | Email Andeana 

Andeana has been with Fostering Kids since 2009 and has extensive foster care experience.  She strives to ensure caregivers receive the support they need during difficult times and that caregivers are empowered with the knowledge they need to support the children in their care.

Stephanie James-Sadler | National Manager Training and Support
Ph 04 282 0490 | Mob 027 501 0398 | Email Stephanie

Stephanie manages the Regional Coordinators across New Zealand, having an overview of supporting members and the associations aligned with Fostering Kids. Stephanie has foster care experience and has a knowledge of working across the sector, education and health.

Suzanne Johnson | Fundraising Manager
Ph 04 2820 488  | Mob 027 501 0396  | Email Suzanne

Suzanne offers a wealth of fundraising experience from working in the charitable, academic, arts, and museum sectors in the UK and NZ for the last thirteen years. Suzanne is passionate about supporting foster carers and making a positive impact on the lives of kids in care.