Meet our Leadership Team

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Tim is a registered Social Worker and joined SST as CE in April 2017. Tim brought with him over 30 years of clinical and managerial experience within the CDHB Specialist Mental Health Service in the Child and Adolescent and Adult Specialty areas, with significant experience also from other social enterprise and not for profit sector roles. Tim is committed to improving the quality of life of tāngata whaikaha. In his spare time, Tim enjoys examining rare minerals and collecting unusual rocks and meteorites.

Tim Butcher

Chief Executive
Grant Morris V3

Grant began in his role as Finance Manager for SST in March 2023. Grant brings with him significant financial management and leadership experience from previous roles at Plant and Food Research, Selwyn House School and St George’s Hospital.. Grant’s role is to manage and be responsible for the overall financial management of SST while working within the Trust’s vision, mission, values and policies. When not working Grant enjoys time with his family, playing golf and running.

Grant Morris

Management Accountant BBS Finance
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Poua ki te whenua, poua ki te rangi, anei ahau a Tapuika nui a Māui tiketike a Taranga
Nō Tapuika, nō Te Arawa whānui ahau engari i tipu ake au i ngā whenua o Ngāi Tūāhuriri nei. Tēnei te mihi.
I am passionately pursuing the ways of our tūpuna, especially te reo me ōna tikanga. Always learning, and privileged to share what I know with others.
As a Kaiārahi Tikanga at Stepping Stone Trust I am involved in the processes that seek to improve health outcomes for our Māori whānau.
Nōku te whiwhi!

Katie Le Roux

Kaiārahi Tikanga

As one of SST’s Services Managers, Sharon is responsible for ensuring SST services provide a high level of care to all tāngata whaikaha. Being a qualified Social Worker, and having worked for SST for over 20 years, Sharon has held a variety of roles, including leading the establishment of homes for Service Users requiring long-term residential care. In her spare time Sharon can be found chasing after her grandchildren or roving the countryside in her caravan.

Sharon Schwalger

Services Manager - Adult (Community and Bed Based) CertComPsychCare, CertCouns, DipComSocWk, MSW, PGDipSocWel, MANASW

Simonne Bycroft

Services Manager - Community Services

As one of SST's Services Managers, Fiona is responsible for ensuring SST services provide a high level of care for all tāngata whaikaha. Fiona is a Nurse with significant experience in the mental health sector, in both the USA and New Zealand. Prior to being a Services Manager, Fiona was a Team Leader at SST and gained a high level of operational knowledge and hands-on experience. In her spare time, Fiona can be found playing one of several instruments and sharing her love of music with others, or on her family's lifestyle block looking after her chickens.

Fiona Barr

Services Manager - Adult (Community and Bed Based)

As one of SST's Services Managers, Shelley is responsible for ensuring the Southern services provide a high level of assistance and care for all tāngata whaikaha. Shelley has significant experience, having worked for over 2 decades in the Health and Disability sector. Prior to joining SST in late 2021, Shelley was the Manager of a large Home specialising in Mental Health, Disability, Age Care and Dementia Services. She enjoys thinking creatively on how tāngata whaikaha can be supported in the community. In her spare time, she can be found reading and spending time with her grandchildren in the Maniototo.

Shelley Pilgrim

Services Manager - Southern Services/Dunedin

Peer Practice Director

Craig has been involved with SST since it began in 1994, and is the Property & Fleet Manager. Craig is responsible for managing the maintenance and compliance of the SST homes and vehicle fleet. With significant experience in multiple trades and project management, he leads the team that ensures the smooth running of the day-to-day operations and maintenance. Outside of work Craig enjoys mountain biking, touch rugby, and time with his family and grandchildren.

Craig Wenmoth

Facilities & Fleet Manager

Quality & Risk Manager
Aria Cate

I am the new Kaiārahi Wairua formerly know as the Chaplain. Though a change of name, it is still primarily the same role just with a touch of ‘Aria’! I have a broad background in pastoral care, leadership, sports and education. I have worked and lived experience in mental health with all ages. My commitment is to support others where they are and in their development journey where my approach in life is to keep it real and authentic. I love God and His creation, I love my whānau, and I love the joy that comes from both growth and challenge.

Aria Cate

Kaiārahi Wairua
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Ko Rangiuru te maunga

Ko Kaituna te awa

Ko Te Arawa Te Waka

Ko Tapuika te iwi

Ko Ngāti Moko te hapū

Doug came to Ōtautahi to study at Canterbury Uni in 1972 and has remained here ever since. He has enjoyed a number of work experiences; teaching, software design, business analysis, project management and iwi development. He is the kaumatua for South West Baptist, chair of Tapuika Holdings Limited and Kaiārahi Tikanga (Cultural Advisor) at Transpower NZ. He was appointed to the role of Pou Tikanga (Cultural Advisor) for Stepping Stone Trust in September 2022 and will work to achieve and maintain tikanga excellence and integrity across the organisation. His interests include waiata, mountain biking and spending time with a very big whānau.

Doug Ateremu McNeill

Pou Tikanga (Cultural Advisor)