Synthia Dash

Grants system and administration manager – Disability (on maternity leave)

My role as grants system and administration manager for the disability programme within Te Pou involves a range of tasks, such as managing the grants domain and the day to day administration operations of our disability programme.

I have worked for Te Pou previously providing project coordination and administration support on various projects including Let’s get real, Let’s get real: Disability, and the Engaging Pasifika Cultural Competency raining. To date, I have worked in the disability, mental health, and public health sectors for over 15 years. In my work at Te Pou, I am excited to be a part of a driven team that is tasked with developing the disability workforce, alongside Te Pou’s wider mental health and addiction workforce development.



  • B.A, Psychology (UoA)
  • PGCertPH (UoA)
  • PGDipPH (UoA)
  • MPH (Hons) (UoA)

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