St John Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Aug 16, 2022 12:15 PM
Tracy Kilkelly and Braden Stark
St John Community Engagement Co-ordinator


I started with St John in 2018 and am now in year five, with my job title and description changing slightly last year. 

I am now the Community Engagement Coordinator for St John across Southland – covering from Te Anau, down and around the coast, taking in Lumsden, Riverton, Winton etc and back up to Hokonui and Tapanui.

My role is exactly what my new title says - co-ordinating engagement within the community, on behalf of St John. 

I am fortunate that I get to spend time out of the office, touching base with multiple groups/organisations/businesses and schools. I am a people person and love this interaction.



I have recently returned to Southland after working in Auckland in frontline ambulance and management roles for the past 10 years. Very excited to be back home supporting my community in Southland as the Area Operations Manager for Southland St John. I am still a practising paramedic and enjoy getting out in the ambulance every now and again. My area covers the greater Murihiku and Hokonui territories or from Te Anau to Tapanui and everything South. My family live in Pukerau just north of Gore on a sheep, beef and deer farm. I am passionate about the people of Southland and providing a world class ambulance service in the South.