Bob McCoskrie JP, MCom(Hons), Dip.Tchg, CA(Ret’d)
Bob McCoskrie has a background in secondary teaching, and lecturing in accounting and tax law, before becoming a community and school based social worker in South Auckland in 1990. In 1994, he set up the Papatoetoe Adolescent Christian Trust (PACT) working with at-risk youth and their families in schools and the South Auckland community. In 1996 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace. In 2002, he joined the Rhema Broadcasting Group as Breakfast / Talkback Host on their nationwide programme, and Television presenter on their Current Affairs show “N-Zone Focus”. In 2006 he established Family First NZ and is the National Director
Bruce Logan is a current board member of Family First NZ
Mel Taylor is a Specialist Caregiver, who along with her husband, takes on high at-risk and behavioural teen boys to live in their family home. Mel has cared for over 400 youth, and has been caregiving for over 17 years. Prior to caregiving, Mel worked as a teacher in the Early Childhood sector for many years. Mel was involved in politics for 9 years, and was also a board member for a political party. During that time, she also learnt a lot about Local Government, as she took on the role as an Executive for Kaipara Residents and Ratepayers Association. After leaving politics, Mel became the Family First Spokesperson on youth issues.