Meet the Team


Catherine Trezona – National Manager 

M.A. Psychology ( 1st Hons.)  Catherine joined Altogether Autism as a researcher, and moved into a managerial role in 2015. She is one of the programme developers and lead facilitators for PRISM, our specialist autism training for professionals.

Catherine completed a Master’s degree in health psychology at Massey University in 2014. Her master’s research centred on the lived experiences of children and their parents as participants of Bodywise, a child weight management programme run by the Waikato DHB and Sport Waikato.

Email catherinet@altogetherautism.org.nz

Jenny Gibbs Jenny Gibbs – Clinical Psychologist

Jenny Gibbs is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked at the Child Development Centre at Waikato Hospital for the past 20 years. She has had a strong interest in Autism spectrum disorders. Since March 2008, Jenny has been a member of the Altogether Autism Professional Expert Group.

In 2009 Jenny was a member of a reference group which gave input into the development of a training toolkit on ASD assessment, diagnosis and clinical management for Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, and Psychologists. She was subsequently invited to co-present this training to these professional groups.

Jenny is in her second term as a representative of the Central North Island Allied Health and Nursing Members, on the Council of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand.

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 Tegan Andrews – Researcher

Tegan is a researcher for Altogether Autism and Parent to Parent. One of her key areas of responsibility is to coordinate the Altogether Autism Journal. She is researches and coordinates Professional Expert Group and Consumer Reference Group requests. Tegan is a doctoral student at the University of Waikato. She has worked as a behavioural play therapist with children and teenagers on the spectrum. Tegan is keen to keep learning about autism and to keep up-to-date with current research, so she can support individuals, families and professionals by providing quality information.

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Rebecca Armstrong – Researcher

Rebecca is a  researcher for Altogether Autism and Parent to Parent. Rebecca researches complex requests and consults with the Professional Expert Group (PEG). She also writes for the Altogether Autism Journal and is involved in the PRISM Professional Development Series. Rebecca completed a masters degree in Applied Psychology at the University of Waikato in 2015. Rebecca has worked with children with autism, in the school and home environment, since 2013.