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 2021 Trish Glen Award winners

In 2021 our Trish Glen Award recipients were Tori Simon (Northern region), Marie Turner (Midland region), Leah McIvor (Central region) and Carley Tremain (Southern).

  • Carley Tremain
  • Leah McIvor
  • Marie Turner
  • Tori Simon

Carley Tremain

Carley joined the Pathways Ōtautahi community team in September 2018 as a community support worker. It became clear very early in her career that Carley was someone who truly lived and followed the Pathways values.

She had many successes in her CSW role and is always seeking opportunities to learn and to develop services. Carley was the one of the first appointed health coaches with the Te Tumu Waiora initiative in mid-2020. Since her start in the role, she has grown from strength to strength and continues to deliver the values of Pathways not only to the tāngata whai ora she supports but also towards her colleagues at Linwood Medical Centre.

She is identified as knowledgeable and innovative amongst her peers because she shows leadership, support, and a can-do innovative approach to her day-to-day mahi. She is well respected and liked as an engaging team member and has built trusting relationships with all tāngata whai ora she supports.

Leah McIvor

Leah McIvor has been part of the Pathways whanau since 2016. She started as a casual support worker and quickly moved into a permanent position at Nixon Street, a residential based housing and recovery service in Whanganui.

Leah’s own lived experience of grief, depression, hardship, and addiction has developed the empathy and compassion required to be a great support worker.

Her humility is ever present, and Leah does whatever it takes to support the people using our services, their whanau, her peers, Whanganui and Pathways.

Leah holds hope and believes in recovery. She is someone who understands that wellbeing is holistic and models this to her peers and the people we support. Leah inspires others everyday.

Marie Turner

Marie is a well loved and respected support worker at our Albert St residence in Kirikiriroa. She has worked for Pathways for over 20 years and has a longstanding record of dedicated and compassionate service to tāngata whai ora and staff.

Marie goes beyond what is expected and always demonstrates our “whatever it takes” approach in her work. Marie encourages tāngata whai ora and recognises that recovery is unique for everyone.
She shows manākitanga, aroha and kaitiakitanga in her work with tāngata whai ora.

She is well-known and respected by clinical key workers and her observations and opinions about tāngata whai ora are very helpful to reach common goals, challenging others and helps them to become better versions of themselves.

Tori Simon

Tori has been a youth worker for Real’s Mana Taiohi youth respite in Auckland for three years.

Tori is filled with aroha and compassion for others and welcomes everyone with open arms. She has helped taiohi (young people) and their whanau feel welcomed, supported, and safe with a huge smile and a big “kia ora” as they settle into our whare.

She has an ability to create a fun and caring atmosphere for the taiohi (young people) we support and is often taking them on adventures and engaging in hilarious and silly activities. Everyone in the whare looks forward to seeing Tori.