PWI Staff

Meet Jane - National Coordinator

Jane Bruning has been the National Coordinator for Positive Women Inc since September 2004. She is a mother and very proud grandmother and has been living with HIV since 1988. Born in Holland, Jane immigrated to New Zealand at the young age of four. She is passionate about travelling, having gained a National Certificate in Travel and Tourism. She has travelled extensively and lived in Tanzania for nearly 12 years. 

Apart from having a Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management, Jane also has a Masters in Social Practise (MScoP) 1st Class Honours. Her thesis is entitled Stigma and Women living with HIV: A Cooperative Inquiry.

She was the Asia Pacific UNAIDS PCB NGO Delegate from 2011-2013.


Meet Marietta - Social Worker

As the social worker here at Positive Women Inc., Marietta Chapman's key role is to assist our members with social, emotional, psychological and practical supports.

Marietta's career has been varied and she has worked in communications and more recently in social work. She has a Bachelor of Arts from North West University in South Africa and graduated with a Master of Social Work (Applied) degree from Massey University in April 2009. Over the years Marietta has worked for non-profit agencies, government agencies and in the health and mental health sectors.

Marietta works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-5pm.

Meet Danielle - Administrator

Danielle comes from a background in Travel and Tourism and has recently joined the team at PWI.  She is responsible for the day to day running of the office, PWI communications including the PWI website, our social media accounts and also oversees the administration of the Positive Speakers Bureau.

Danielle works Monday - Friday from 10am-3pm

Meet Judith - Health Promoter

Judith Mukakayange is our administration assistant and health promoter. Along with general office duties, she has been managing the female condom campaign and  the bookings for the Positive Speakers Bureau. In 2012, Judith graduated from AUT with a Bachelor of Health Science and Health Promotion.

Judith works Thursdays and Fridays.