Meet the team

tlc4u2 is led by founder Jonathan Harris. Together, with his strong team comprised of registered health professionals and experts in finance, human resources and other areas, they support 200+ hand-picked nursing and home care professionals to care for you and your whānau/family.

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Jonathan Harris

Managing Director

Having previously worked in the UK as a live-in caregiver and in New Zealand in residential care facilities, Jonathan established tlc4u2 Limited in 2010 with the vision of providing home-based care done differently. By taking a client-centred approach and a can-do attitude and then building up an amazing team of like-minded individuals, Jonathan has done exactly that: for more than 11 years tlc4u2 has been making a real and positive difference in people’s lives. It brings Jonathan great pride to see his clients living their best lives in their own homes, and being able to improve the quality of life all his clients, no matter how complex their condition.

Jonathan is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys exploring New Zealand on two wheels when time allows.  

jonathan@tlc4u2.co.nz
Raechel Harris

Raechel has been with tlc4u2 since December 2018. As General Assistant she assists all day-to-day administration requirements and is the first face you see as you walk through our office doors. Her background in hospitality has equipped her with excellent customer service skills that, along with her kind and understanding nature, make her the perfect fit for her role. She considers supporting others when they most need assistance to be a privilege, and enjoys the variation and diversity her work brings. Kiwi-born, Raechel spent 24 years in the UK until recently returning to New Zealand. Outside of work she is busy discovering Aotearoa; according to her, being a tourist in one’s own country is highly recommendable.

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Odette Philander

A registered nurse from Cape Town, South Africa, Odette has worked for tlc4u2 as a Service Coordinator since May 2018. Her diverse role sees her looking after clients with complex care needs and/or who require 24/7 care, and ensuring that they receive holistic care. She does this by liaising with MDT teams and works closely with her support workers to improve their skills to better support their clients. She has recently obtained her InterRAI CA (Contact Assessment) Assessor License and is currently working towards achieving her InterRAI CHA (Community Health Assessment) License. Odette believes in kindness, honesty and integrity and, all importantly, holds punctuality dear to her heart! Outside of her work, Odette can probably be found with her husband Adrian, on the sidelines of a netball or soccer game, cheering on one of their two children.

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Angela Wicks

Angela arrived in New Zealand in March 2021 to take up the role of Service Coordinator at tlc4u2 which encompasses assessment, delivery, and management of care for our clients.

Angela is a UK Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in the field of disability, particularly Spinal Cord Impairment. After qualifying as a nurse, Angela was successful in securing a secondment at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC) Stoke Mandeville Hospital, completing the post registration qualification in ‘Nursing Patients with Spinal Cord Lesions’.

Angela has personally been a caregiver for many people with spinal impairments and other physical disabilities both overseas and in the UK, either in their own homes or on outward bound courses in Europe, and she also had the privilege of organising and supporting two people with spinal impairments on a trekking expedition in Nepal. Angela truly believes that if you have had personal experience of caring for an individual with a disability you can speak with true understanding and compassion, and strive to offer a quality service from within.

Angela has volunteered for wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball, supported people on adaptive skiing courses, and raised funds for charities that support people with spinal cord impairments.

For the past 17 years she has been working for a UK-based company similar to tlc4u2, where she was responsible for assessing and supporting people with neurological conditions to live full lives within their own homes, specialising in helping those with Spinal Cord Impairments.

In 2017 Angela won the Spinal Injuries Association Rebuilding Lives Award for Leadership, in recognition for growing a quality service and training hundreds of nurses and caregivers.

A keen explorer, Angela loves to be outside, and plans to use her campervan and spare time to travel around the beautiful New Zealand landscape.

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Philippa Scott

Philippa has recently joined tlc4u2 as Service Coordinator for the Mid North and Far North regions. She is responsible for ensuring ACC Funded Care clients receive the support they need smoothly and adequately. The nature of her work makes every day unique and she feels privileged to work with great colleagues and fabulous support workers to deliver a team effort each day.

Philippa’s professional background is in occupational therapy and she has worked for many years in mental health care and elderly care settings, both in hospitals and within the community. An avid traveler, Philippa has worked in both the North and South islands of New Zealand, across the ditch, and in England. Two years ago, Philippa made the move to Northland from Wellington, where she was managing the psychological support service for New Zealand Police. She has a strong interest in healthy living, is a keen gardener and runner, and mother of 2 adult children.

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Sonicka Dashwood

Sonicka places strong emphasis on holistic care. As a service coordinator, Sonicka attends to the needs of clients with complex conditions by working closely with them, their family and multi-disciplinary teams to ensure that all the client’s needs are met including the spiritual, whānau, physical and psychological. She organises staff and rosters, and coordinates with ACC case managers and MDT’s to deliver care plans and provide 24/7 care as required. She has an extensive professional background in ICU, bowel and urology, palliative care and management. Sonicka believes knowledge is power and is always learning something new. Her love for learning is reflected in the way she is able to effectively train staff by encouraging and supporting their desire to learn also.

Sonicka is married with 4 children and 2 stepchildren. She loves being in nature and going fishing and combines both with holidays in Coromandel. Sonicka’s artistic streak keeps her busy with many arts and crafts, and she is currently learning to carve pounamu stone.

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Tony Harris

Tony has worked in healthcare for 30+ years and takes great pride in sharing his accumulated knowledge and skills with tlc4u2 staff to empower them to provide premium healthcare services in alignment with the highest ethical values and standards. His work involves facilitating lifelong learning through both theoretical and practical training with an emphasis on providing holistic care where people skills are just as important as other aspects of healthcare services. He has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and Health Sciences, and has worked as a Lecturer/Trainer/Assessor in Post Graduate Medical schools.

Originally from Devon, Cornwall in the UK, Tony now enjoys growing organic produce and animals on his rural lifestyle block in rural Northland. His many interests include travel, fishing, hunting, old cars, motorcycles and yoga.

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Catharine Mentz

Originally from South Africa, Catharine is proud to call Northland her home. She is motivated to facilitate positive changes and has 15 years’ experience in disability support and age care.

As a Service Coordinator, Catharine’s role entails assessing support needs to identify and roster the most suitable support workers to assist tlc4u2’s clients in addressing these needs. She works largely with ACC Funded Care clients that have sustained an injury and require short term assistance to return to independence.

Catharine arrived in New Zealand in 2002 and gained citizenship in 2005. She spent a year and a half in Sydney but missed New Zealand and so subsequently returned to Whangarei.  She enjoys reading, films, theatre, beach walks and spending time with good friends.

Catharine’s favourite thing about her work is the shared values and supportive environment at tlc4u2, as well as the opportunity to make a difference.

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Diane Morris

Diane joined tlc4u2 in July 2020. In her role as HR Manager, Diane leads our people-related initiatives while balancing the needs of our people and the interests of the organisation. Her typical day includes recruiting and onboarding, revising HR related policies, forms and documents and identifying learning and development opportunities. Diane’s personal values of respect, empathy, and striving for excellence, as well as her passion for working with people and organisations to help them achieve their goals, is recognised throughout her work.

She considers one of her career highlights to be a couple of project initiatives she was involved in, such as rolling out both a new recruitment platform and an Employee and Manager Self-Service system.

Diane moved to New Zealand from the UK 15 years ago and has never looked back. She enjoys the Kiwi lifestyle and exploring this beautiful country, most recently from the back of a motorbike!

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Jacqui Porter

Jacqui got her first taste for financial management working alongside her husband, a self-employed dairy farmer. Initially responsible for managing their business’s finances, planning and human resources, Jacqui continued to up-skill in finance, becoming a freelance bookkeeper, and eventually completed her Diploma in Accounting in 2019. She loves helping others grow their business through professional financial management.

Jacqui lives by the words ‘work hard, play hard’. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, their 3 daughters, and friends, going to the beach and bicycle riding.

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Ian Ambler

Passionate about details, Ian is the one who ensures all of our incredible staff are paid for their good work. His values of honesty, integrity, compassion and fair treatment without deceit, make him a perfect fit for tlc4u2 and are no doubt what lead him to achieve the Madison Group Integrity Award 2018/2019, attributable for the Census NZ 2017/2018 National field workers payroll provision. Ian lives with his wife in Whangarei. He enjoys spending time with her and their son, and exploring Northland’s wonderful beaches, forests and towns.

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