Moving to Wānaka in Sept 2020, Raphael adores this town. She is passionate about bringing together communities and has a business, government and governance background that she would like to share to support Ignite Wanaka and help it grow.

Raphael has served on the Board of Dress for Success Wellington from 2017-2020, has experience as a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, and created the Fire and Emergency Community Committees for the North Island and Chatham Islands to bring local voices to the Board of FENZ in her last contracting role.

Raphael now works privately as a Consciousness Coach and Holistic Counsellor and am passionate about supporting mental health, stress management and anxiety. I would like to join the board to bring a Millennial voice to the Board and encourage more business owners 25-35 years to join Ignite to expand the reach in the community and create more opportunities for collaboration and networking. Additionally, I would like to share knowledge on Diversity and Inclusion and other areas of governance and mental health to support Ignite and members.