Leslynne Jackson

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Leslynne Jackson

Leslynne Jackson (Ngati Porou, Te Aitanga a Mahaki) was born and raised in Gisborne. She is Programme Lead
for Manaaki Tairawhiti, a place-based initiative that provides stewardship and governance across a number of government funded and community-led social sector initiatives.
Leslynne has worked for government agencies, NGOs and in the private sector as well as volunteering with various  charitable groups. She has a BA in Social Sciences and believes in lifelong learning.
While living overseas, Leslynne worked for Community Justice Boards and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programme in Yuma, Arizona. Returning to Gisborne in 2008, she was the Area Manager for Presbyterian Support East Coast, where she supported the establishment of the Tauawhi Mens’ Centre and chaired the Gisborne East Coast Council of Social Services. In 2020, Leslynne was awarded a Fellowship with the NEXT Foundation.
With more than 30 years’ experience working in and around social services and the associated networks, Leslynne is a strong advocate for both systemic changes and community-led action that improve the lives of children, whanau and vulnerable adults.

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