Jay Haerewa

YES Programme Manager


Jay loves all things creative, youth, culture, and community as our National Programme Manager for Youth Employment Success; and she combines these superpowers to deliver the YES programme throughout the regions. She is in charge of connection, engagement, and implementation. A passionate advocate for youth, her skills lie in the areas of project management, event planning, relationship building, and content creation.


Her downtime is spent with her adorable tamaiti Caius, her friends, and fur babies Wilbur and Frankie. She is the queen of propagation and is slowly amassing her own indoor jungle. Being creative is her jam and she can often be found making, drawing, or painting. She doesn’t mind mucking in and getting her hands dirty and thoroughly enjoys baking, much to the delight of the Firebrand team!

Jay is also studying Mahi Toi, exploring her artistic roots, and spends many weekends out at the local Whare or Marae around Ōtepoti.