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WELLfed Board of Trustees

The WELLfed NZ Trust is governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Trustees.


Tracey Bridges

WELLfed NZ Trustee, Chair

Tracey is a director and social entrepreneur with a background in strategy, leadership and behaviour change.

She is a co-founder and director of The Good Registry, a social enterprise that directs consumer spending on gifts towards good causes.  Her governance portfolio includes serving as Chair of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, and as a member of the boards of Whānau Āwhina Plunket, the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust, and the Digital Media Trust. She is a volunteer for the Howard League for penal reform, providing literacy tutoring at Arohata Prison. Tracey grew up in Palmerston North, and these days lives in Island Bay with her partner Gary Scott.  They have two adult children. 


Ana Fa’aololo Patelesio

WELLfed NZ Trustee
Ana is a warm connector of people, and a loving mum of eight children.  Ana is strong in governance and leadership, as a member of the Corrina School Board of Trustees and also deeply involved in her church leadership.  Ana was instrumental in starting WELLfed in 2016 with Kim & Rebecca.  Her life has been changed by the opportunity WELLfed provided to extend her cooking skills resulting in significant impacts to her own and her family's health, finances & overall wellbeing.  Ana volunteers her time at her local school as a parent helper and has shared her cooking skills with her own family and her local community.

Cheri Ratapu-Foster

WELLfed NZ Trustee

Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāti Porou, Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga me Tapuika.

Previously Chairperson for Te Whare Tiaki Wahine Women’s Refuge Porirua and Kapiti Coast, Cheri is a Ministry of Social Development approved mentor and an expert in Te Whare Oranga (a Marae based primary health framework).  Cheri has written and developed Cultural Competency frameworks for a range of Mental and Health NGO providers, authored programmes targeting vulnerable populations and given management oversight to a Teen Parents pilot programme in Porirua East, mostly attended by gang-associated parents. She is also a board member on Te Puke Karanga Hauora Charitable Trust in Raetihi. Cheri brings senior, well-respected knowledge and understanding of the WELLfed mahi.


WELLfed NZ Trustee

A tradesman by profession, Dale owned and operated successful motorcycle dealerships for more than 20 years.
With 22+ years local government experience Dale was formerly a District Councillor, Community Board Chair and three term Mayor of Otorohanga, Porirua City Councillor and currently Carterton District Councillor. Dale’s passion is ‘Youth to Work’ and the zero waste of our young people. He has extensive experience in the youth transitional space between school and jobs, helping establish and chair the Porirua Youth2Work Movement and Youth 2 Work Wairarapa.
Offering a mix of business experience, local government, community leadership and participation, and broad connections, Dale brings considerable capability to the success and sustainability of WELLfed.

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Kim Murray 

WELLfed NZ Founding Trustee, Co-CEO, Co-Founder

Kim, together with Rebecca, founded WELLfed in 2016 to empower parents with skills to feed their families well. Kim naturally connects with people and is passionate about helping families’ acquire the skills and resources to make meaningful changes in their and their family’s lives.  Previously with Telecom and Chorus, Kim has an extensive background in banking and the financial sector, and has both volunteer and leadership experience with a wide range of charities including Bellyful, Wesley Co-op and Mary Potter Hospice.


Mary O'Regan

WELLfed NZ Trustee
Mary has experience and skills in leadership; senior management; social policy analysis; gender analysis; training and training needs analysis; community development, community consultation, community needs assessment; strategic planning; facilitation; and programme planning, management and evaluation.

She has been a chief executive of a government department and manager of an NGO. In 1985 she was appointed to establish and lead the New Zealand Ministry of Women’s Affairs and from 2010 -2017 she was the area manager for the five Wellington Citizens Advice Bureaux. Mary has also worked as a consultant in private practice undertaking assignments in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands including Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands and Vanuatu. Work in New Zealand has included training, social research, evaluation and strategic planning. In the Pacific she has managed NZAID bilateral aid development projects.  Her belief in the principles and power of community development has underpinned her work and it’s what attracted her to WELLfed as an example of community action changing lives.

Rebecca Morahan

WELLfed NZ Founding Trustee, Co-CEO, Co-Founder

Rebecca has 20+ years corporate experience in IT, business process, project management, senior management and consultancy.  A long-time volunteer and manager of volunteers, Rebecca has a passion for not-for-profit success through slick operations, events and projects.  She previously established Bellyful Porirua, a branch of the nationwide charity - distributing more than 6,000 free meals to families with newborns, or who were struggling with illness. She sits on the Board of Bellyful, is a keen home cook and is particularly motivated by health/nutrition, wellness, inequality and women’s/children’s issues.