Sherrie Plant, Operations Manager


The Camellia House Trust is governed by a board of members from various backgrounds with various different skill sets. 

Tania Garrett, Chairperson
Tania has been involved with Camellia house since 2019 and became the Chair of the board in 2020 following Aleisha stepping down for the role. Tania has worked in the not for profit sector for 25 years and is currently the General Manager Operations for Sport Manawatu.

Aleisha Rutherford
Aleisha has been on the board of Camellia house since 2014 and was the chairperson from 2015-2020. She loves being a part of an organisation that makes a difference in our community. Aleisha's background is in Youth Work and Local Government. She is currently the Deputy Mayor of Palmerston North. 

Sarah Reichardt, Secretary
Sarah joined the Camellia House board in 2019 and has loved being able to make a difference in the community. She is based in Feilding and spends her time running her marketing business, Thrive Media.

Scott Haumaha, Treasurer
Scott works with people, families and organisations as a financial adviser and Chartered Accountant. As Treasurer of Camellia House he oversees and assists with the financial operations of the Trust.

Danielle Balmer
Danielle joined the board of Camellia House in May 2021. She believes this role is a privilege that enables young women and their families to gain the independence they deserve while providing them with a safe and secure learning environment. Danielle is the marketing and communications manager for the Palmerston North Airport and is also on the board of Sport Manawatu.