The Youth Pathways staff consists of a diverse team with various qualifications, skills and experience. All of whom work in collaboration to ensure the young person is the centre of all we seek to achieve.


Lee-Anne Savea

General Manager

Before establishing Youth Pathways, I had practiced social work in the Youth development sector as a registered Social Worker in both residences and an NGO organisation for over 16 years.
I have a passion for early intervention and transitional support. I am passionate about providing a foundation where young people can gain skills to improve the quality of their future. Ensuring they leave our programme better off with more skills than when they started.
l.savea@youthpathways.co.nz
P. 021 270 2511


Lisa Bell

case Manager

I have been working in the youth sector since 2012 and have worked alongside many different characters over the years. I still enjoy the challenge of meeting a new young person and helping them achieve their goals.
I pride myself on being able to make things happen for the young people who attend our programme and work hard to break down the obstacles that prevent them from succeeding in their lives, even the obstacles they put in front of themselves.
l.bell@youthpathways.co.nz
P. 021 842 721


Sam Barber

Office Manager

I joined Youth Pathways in September 2018 as Office Manager, looking after the accounts, payroll, admin services and generally organising all things office. With over 30 years previous experience in HR Management, Employment Law and Accounts roles, I am excited to be working with Youth Pathways and to be a small part of the great things they are achieving. In my spare time I am a keen paddle boarder.
s.barber@youthpathways.co.nz
P. 027 2361 699


Pita Anae-Ah Sue

Intensive Youth Worker

I have always wanted to work with young people and give back to the community, making a difference to help guide them to see life from a different perspective.
I enjoy most things in life but being with my family and friends tops them all.
p.ahsue@youthpathways.co.nz
P. 027 208 1192


Ngahuia Donaldson

Intensive Youth Worker

Kia ora, I have a passion for encouraging our Rangatahi into making better choices and following their dreams, I enjoy music, singing waiata and whanau time is always important to me.
n.donaldson@youthpathways.co.nz
P. 027 532 8046


Emily Jones

Intensive Youth Worker

My passion is to see youth gain new experiences and grow to feel empowered individuals.  I believe that in a positive environment with a great team surrounding them, any rangatahi can, and will flourish.  Creating relationships is a massive part in making our rangatahi feel supported and cared for.  I am great at building a rapport with our young people and showing them support when they need it. Otautahi is my home and working with youth pathways is a great opportunity to invest in our youth and their future.
My interests include Health and Fitness, Food and Hospitality, Dragon boating (Canterbury Representative), Sport.
e.jones@youthpathways.co.nz
P. 027 562 2001


Hugh Munro

Transition Support
Co-ordinator

I’ve been working with youth since 2015 when I started at Te Puna Wai o Tuhinapo Youth Justice Residence. Moving out and working with youth in the community has deepened my understanding of what its like for young people trying to forge a path for themselves in the world. I’m happy to be in a role where I can offer guidance and support and encourage them on their way.
I have many interests (including guitar, basketball, boxing/kickboxing, running, reading, Te Reo Maori) and I am happy to share those interests with any of the young people I work with. I also encourage young people to bring their own interests into their programme with us and I am always keen to tag along and learn some new things!
h.munro@youthpathways.co.nz
P. 027 583 6155


Frazier Mumuta

Intensive Youth Worker

Talofa lava, my name is Frazier Mumuta and hail from a small island in the South Pacific “SAMOA”. I have worked with young people for more than 15 years. I believe that supporting and understanding young people throughout their teenage years is crucial to help them best develop and give them the best opportunities. By working at Youth Pathways I hope that I can do this.
Frazier enjoys long walks on the beach and candle light dinners NOOOOO WAY!!!!
I love throwing around the footy ball with my sons, making memories with my family and have a strong faith which has served a purpose for myself and my community.
I leave a quote that reflects us all.
“IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE” (Acts 20:35)
Faafetai lava
- Frazier
f.mumuta@youthpathways.co.nz
P. 027 579 3701