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Meet the Team

Our Support Team

The Kidney Kids team is a group of individuals passionate about providing support to children, young people, and their families experiencing the difficulties of kidney disease.  Support needs vary from family to family and our team strives to provide appropriate support where needed.

Although our team is based in Auckland, we travel nation-wide to meet with our kidney kids and their families.

Rachel Barrett National Manager Support Services

Rachel has a nursing background with extensive experience working within the renal area for the past ten years. As a trained nurse she will offer education, support, advocacy, and awareness, both with Kidney Kid families and communities throughout New Zealand.

Dale van den Berg Family Support Worker

Dale comes with an extensive history of working with youth in various capacities and currently sits with over 3 years experience as a qualified social worker. Many of our families from time to time struggle with various difficulties along their renal journal and Dale’s valuable experience will assist them in gaining the right support

Catherine Perry Family Support

Catherine is currently in her fourth year at University, studying a Bachelor of Social Work. Catherine has spent most of her adult life establishing a career in the health and disability sector, working in both New Zealand and Australia. Her continued studies will be an asset to Kidney Kids NZ as we update our family support services.