Lizzy Daniels

Arama Ngapo-Lipscombe

Board Chair

Lizzy is a valued member of the South Waikato community and is well known through out Tokoroa and the wider South Waikato. Lizzy has been chair of the board since 2016 and served on the board since 2010. Lizzy is well connected throughout the community and brings with her years of experience through her various roles on other governance boards across the community, as well as local and regional funding panels. 

Vice Chair

Arama is a strong advocate for the most vulnerable in our community. She was born and raised in the South Waikato district and has strong links through the community,  locally, regionally and nationally and is a great asset to our board. Arama works tirelessly for the betterment of youth and children in our community and is also on our board as a parent representative with her children engaging in our programs. 

Numia Nooroa

Board Member

Numia has been an educator in the South Waikato district for over 20 years, she joined the SWYMCA Board in 2016. Numia is passionate about edducation and educating our young people and her background in education brings deep insight to our governance board. Numia also brings her strong Pasifika culture and flavour to the boardroom and advocates for SWYMCA as being a culturally aware organisation that works in collaboration with the community. 

Keinan Ngapo

Board Member

Keinan joined the South Waikato YMCA Board in 2016. He is a teacher at Tokoroa High School and often sees firsthand the challenges and issues youth and students are faced with each day. He brings his vast knowledge to our governance board. Keinan has a passion for Te Reo Maori, Music, Youth expressing their opinions, and supporting the growth and development of students in our community. This passion and drive compliment his colleagues on our governance board. 

Bruce Southwood


Bruce has been involved with the South Waikato YMCA for many years and served as Board Chair for many years until 2016. He continues to serve on the Board and was named the Patron for our organisation and made a life member at our 2018 AGM. Bruce continues to support our organisation in various ways and through his connections with the community has been able to support the further growth and development of the organisation 

Karen Feisst

Board Member

Karen has served on the SWYMCA Governance  board for over 15 years. Karen has seen the changes in the organisation over the past 15 years and has guided us through challenging and trying times. She continues to serve our board to the best of her abilities and supports our programmes. She has become a stalwart of the organisation and provides support around our voluntary sector. Karen is a valuable asset to our YMCA Whanau and continues to serve her community and our organisation. 


07 886 8737



46 Bridge Street 

PO Box 173

Tokoroa 3420

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