Executive Director, Parenting Coach, Student Mentor, MIOMO Aotearoa Board Member
Wee-Yeong has been the Executive Director of MIOMO since 2020. His passion for the next generation in Aotearoa drives him to impart value and skills to set young people up for success in all areas of life; and to equip parents for their role in their young adults’ independence process. After completing a conjoint degree at the University of Auckland (majoring in Technology and Management), Wee-Yeong’s 20-year career includes Consulting, Risk Management, Youth Mentoring and Non-Profit Leadership. In 2014, Wee-Yeong narrowed his focus to work solely with the emerging generation of young adults.
Wee-Yeong is the proud parent of a teenager and a tween! When he’s not working with young people, Wee-Yeong loves to travel, eat Malaysian cuisine and play squash. He also likes to solve Rubiks cubes and tells too many dad jokes!
Program Manager & Student Mentor
Karina has passionately worked with young people for over 10 years. Karina has a 14-year medical background working as a Registered Nurse in Australia, and then as a Registered Midwife in New Zealand, specialising in Teen Pregnancy. Since 2015 Karina has worked with High School and University students as a mentor. Karina joined the MIOMO team in 2020 as a course presenter, and student mentor and is now also the Program Manager.
When Karina is not working with young people, you can find her singing at church, watching medical dramas and musicals, or walking along beaches taking selfies to post on Instagram. Karina considers herself an honorary Kiwi despite her Fijian Indian-Australian Welsh heritage. She cannot TikTok!
B.Adver; Grad.Dip. Creative Tech
Graphic and Digital Design Executive
Jez has an Advertising, Graphic and Media Design background and has post-graduate qualifications in Website & App design. She has worked for five years as a Graphic Design Executive in Digital Marketing both in the Philippines and New Zealand. Jez has been with the MIOMO team since 2020 as a Graphic and Digital Design Executive.
In her spare time, Jez is usually drawing on her iPad, playing piano, or playing all sorts of games with family & friends. Jez is an anime weeb and theatre geek!