Trish Glen Award
Pathways’ annual Trish Glen Award honours the memory of Trish Glen, a dedicated and passionate Pathways support worker who tragically died of cancer in 2005. Those who knew Trish speak of her unique contribution, her commitment, her sense of team, her encouragement of others and her personal courage.
Every year, through our Trish Glen Award, we recognise staff throughout the country who make an exceptional contribution to Pathways and the people we support, and who clearly embody the values of Pathways.
Our 2020 Trish Glen Award winners
In 2020 our Trish Glen Award recipients were Roganee Moodley (Northern region), Naomi Paekau (Midland region), Tony Pearce (Central region) and Melissa Webb (Taranaki, Whanganui and Canterbury)
- Roganee Moodley
- Naomi Paekau
- Tony Pearce
- Melissa Webb
Taranaki, Whanganui & Canterbury
Roganee is a hard-working support worker, who has worked at Pathways for over 10 years, mainly in the Intensive Community Living Service team. In that time Roganee has built up an impressive resume of skills and community contacts and won the respect and trust of our whai ora and community partners alike. Advocacy and commitment to a job well done are some of the thoughts you will hear mentioned when Roganee is spoken of.
Roganee has an amazing ability to connect with people from all walks of life. Her firm belief is that regardless of who someone is, they should be treated with love and respect.
Naomi has been in the Pathways Waikato whānau for about four years, starting in the Women’s Wellness team supporting wahine through difficult times, before moving over into the Real whānau.
Naomi has always had a passion for uplifting the mana of taiohi. Ahakoa te aha (whatever it takes) accurately describes Naomi’s work with taiohi. Whether it be bringing energetic boys to Saturday rugby games, utilising personal contacts to find accommodation options or going out of her way to ensure the taiohi and whānau are supported, Naomi put’s her heart and soul into her mahi.
Naomi juggles a busy home life, and she treats each of our taiohi as though they were her own whānau too. She is the embodiment of what Māori call ‘Mana Wahine’, a mana that only our women have, that is centered around protecting our future generation.
Tony, started with Pathways Wellington in 2001. He is a dedicated, courageous and loyal employee who has witnessed Pathways grow and evolve while keeping true to the kaupapa of supporting people in their journey to being well.
From day one, Tony has worked alongside people in their journey, empowering them to reach their full potential, working towards achieving their goals and maintaining their wellness. Tony’s generosity and altruism is experienced by his colleagues too. He is the “go to” when it comes to buddying or orientation and has mentored many new staff.
The safety of the people we support and staff is really important to Tony. He says, ‘Safety is not expensive, it’s priceless’. He shares his knowledge of Pathways policies and procedures as well as his valuable experiences. “Tony, I feel safe when you are at work. The people are safe, the staff are safe, Pathways is safe.”
Taranaki, Whanganui & Canterbury
Melissa has been a support worker across many Christchurch services since joining Pathways in 2014. For the past 18 months she has been working in our Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service (GCCRS). She has really found her strengths in this mahi, showing great passion for supporting those still dealing with insurance claims from the earthquakes.
Every day Melissa shows up ready to give her all for tangata whai ora with compassion, optimism and commitment. Whether she is advocating, supporting at site visits, attending multi-disciplinary hui or providing a caring ear, she always ensures people are heard and appropriately supported.
Melissa’s knowledge and experience is highly valued by the team. She has supported many staff to complete their Level 4 Mental Health certificates. She always cares for her colleagues, ensuring they take breaks and offering support on the tough days. Melissa embodies many of the Pathways values, does ‘whatever it takes’ and always works in a trauma informed way.