Trust Board Members

Trust Board Members

In March 2020, the Kids With Arthritis NZ Charitable Trust was established and registered as a New Zealand charity after twenty five years of being a family support network. The Trustees are elected for a period of two years. By becoming a registered charity the community will see us as an equal to our peer organisations in New Zealand that support children with other health challenges.

 The current Trustees are

Karen Derrick

Karen Derrick

Trustee

Karen has been involved and ran KWA since 2000. Her daughter was diagnosed with JIA at 3 years old. Karen is a high school teaching assistant and works with many neurodiverse teenagers.

Kathleen Derrick

Kathleen Derrick

Trustee

Kathleen is one of the newest KWANZ Trustee’s. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at 3 years old. Knowing the JIA journey first-hand, Kathleen is able to share her personal experiences. She has a passion to bring awareness that ‘Even Kids can get Arthritis’.

Robyn Clark

Robyn Clark

Secretary

Robyn is the KWANZ Secretariat. She has been involved with KWANZ since 2001. Her son was diagnosed with JIA at the age of eight years old. As a JIA parent Robyn knows the daily struggles of this disease, and the impact it can have on a family.

Mohammed Jada

Mohammed Jada

Trustee

Mohammed is a Chartered Accountant and a former partner at KPMG and at EY. His son was diagnosed with JIA when he was 6 months old and their family has been on the JIA journey since 2011.

Phil Donnelly

Phil Donnelly

Treasurer

Phil has volunteered for Kids With Arthritis since 1996. His daughter was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of six, so he has lived the journey of having a child with day-to-day challenges. KWANZ is his charity of choice to give back to the community.

Chantelle Cobby

Chantelle Cobby

Trustee

Kids With Arthritis Charitable Trust was established to provide support to families in New Zealand who have a child/teenager with arthritis or other auto-immune condition.

Dr Nathan Harris

Chairperson

Nathan is a volunteer dad whose son was diagnosed with JIA at 8yrs. He has been involved with KWANZ since 2011.



Robyn Clark

Secretary

Robyn is the KWANZ Secretariat. She has been involved with KWANZ since 2001. Her son was diagnosed with JIA at the age of eight years old. As a JIA parent Robyn knows the daily struggles of this disease, and the impact it can have on a family.
Phil Donnelly

Treasurer

Phil has volunteered for Kids With Arthritis since 1996. His daughter was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of six, so he has lived the journey of having a child with day-to-day challenges. KWANZ is his charity of choice to give back to the community.
Karen Derrick

Trustee

Karen has been involved and ran KWA since 2000. Her daughter was diagnosed with JIA at 3 years old. Karen is a high school teaching assistant and works with many neurodiverse teenagers.
Mohammed Jada
Mohammed Jada

Trustee

Mohammed is a Chartered Accountant and a former partner at KPMG and at EY. His son was diagnosed with JIA when he was 6 months old and their family has been on the JIA journey since 2011.
Chantelle Cobby
Chantelle Cobby

Trustee

Kids With Arthritis Charitable Trust was established to provide support to families in New Zealand who have a child/teenager with arthritis or other auto-immune condition.
Kathleen Derrick

Trustee

Kathleen is one of the newest KWANZ Trustee’s. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at 3 years old. Knowing the JIA journey first-hand, Kathleen is able to share her personal experiences. She has a passion to bring awareness that ‘Even Kids can get Arthritis’.