Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

Meet the team

Eastern Bay of Plenty Field Worker - Max Hollis
My name is Max Hollis and I am the Eastern Bay of Plenty Fieldworker at BOPMS working eight hours per week. 

I was born and raised in Whakatane and have ventured out into the big wide world a few times but I always come back to this neck of the woods. It is a hard place to beat.

For the past 15 years I have worked in various roles in the Health and Disability sector including Advocacy, as a Liaison Officer, Case Manager, Team Leader and Life Coach. These positions have allowed me the opportunity to support people with Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease and other neurological disorders.

On a personal level I have also experienced the result of chronic illness while supporting a family member through their journey and the ripple effect this has on their loved ones. I believe the experience I have gained both professionally and privately will stand me in good stead in helping our members achieve their goals.

Max Hollis

Mobile: 027 571 6898, Email:

Committee Members

Elected 15 December 2018
Contact us on email or call 

President - Sharon Hitchcock  027 272 7417 or 07 579 3154

Vice President - Carolyn Bennett-Ouelett 021 259 3309

Secretary -  Victoria Wicks-Brown 027 672 1917


Sonya Ferguson (Whakatane) 027 428 9056

Fiona Clarke 021 020 65700

Or email