Meet Our Staff

Gillian Fry

Operations Manager and Lead Community Advisor Hutt Valley, Porirua and Kapiti

Gillian is our Wellington Operations Manager and Lead Community Advisor. She works with clients in the Hutt Valley and Kapiti Coast, working business hours Monday – Thursday. Gillian’s background includes Medical Laboratory, Human Resources and Naturopathy. She is passionate about wellness and education as well as helping, supporting and empowering people.

Hours:   Monday – Thursday 8.30 – 4.30pm
Hutt Valley & Porirua Phone : 04 388-8127 
Kapiti Phone: 04 298-8887 
Fax:      04 976-1232
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Katherine Jourdain

Community Advisor Wellington Area, (Tawa South)

Katherine Jourdain is our Community Advisor for the Wellington to Porirua area. Her background has been varied including clinical experience as a Dental Therapist, involvement in health research and community work. She is also a Mum to 3 busy teenagers. She works business hours Monday to Wednesday supporting those with MS.

Hours:   Monday – Wednesday 8.30 – 4.30pm
Phone: 04 388-8127 
Fax:      04 976-1232
Email Katherine:Click here

Shona Daubé

Community Advisor Wairarapa

Shona Daubé is our Community Advisor for the Wairarapa region. Shona’s background has been in health. Shona believes in empowering people with MS to lead a rich and fulfilling life.

Hours:   Monday – Tuesday 9.00 – 3.30pm
Phone: 06 378-6913
Fax:      04 976-1232
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Gemma Aitchison

Communications & Fundraiser

Gemma Aitchison is our Communications and Fundraiser. Gemma began her career as a Legal Executive, working as a Paralegal before moving into the not-for-profit sector and establishing herself as a fundraiser at The Salvation Army, where she was responsible for managing and developing the national trusts and foundations portfolio and maintaining key brand awareness. Gemma is enthusiastic about helping MS Wellington raise more money to support their mission. You can reach her at

Phone: 04 976-1232
Fax:      04 976-1232
Email Gemma: – Click here