Sandra Bowden

National Delegate - North & West Auckland

Role: Differential Response Coordinator
Based in: Waitakere

I am a social worker at the Waitakere Site in beautiful West Auckland.  I have been a social worker for 20 years and worked in many areas of OT, in child protection in England and for a few NGO’s in NZ but OT is my spiritual home. I come from Torquay in Devon, England originally with extended family links to Birmingham and Durham in the west and north-east of England.  However, I moved to NZ when I was 5 so consider myself a Pakeha New Zealander now and am very grateful to be here.  I grew up in South Auckland and now live in the Waitakere foothills in Glen Eden.

I am passionate about social justice, the right to self-determination, and the emotional and psychological health and safety of social workers.

I feel privileged to represent the North-West of Auckland in the National Delegate group and believe this position is one of service. As Billy Bragg says “There is Power in a Union”.

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Helen Foley

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Belinda Clark

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Michelle Morgan

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Helen Jepsen

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Tekau Marua Ashby

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Joby George

National Delegate - Central Auckland

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Sandra Bowden

National Delegate - North & West Auckland

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