Meet the Team
GIOVANA PAULA SILVA-REAY
Founder and Director
Giovana started Host Families NZ Limited in 2010. After learning more about her market, she created a strategy to improve and grow the market of
homestay families in New Zealand. Giovana personally does the homestay inspection, meets with schools and agents, and takes pride in overseeing
the whole operation.
A Brazilian native, Giovana now lives in rural Auckland with her family. Giovana's goal is to offer the memorable and rewarding experience of hosting an international student to all types of families in New Zealand.
Homestay Placement Manager
Ruth plan, organize and control the operation, mainly placements of students to the families. She also attends to the requests, concerns
Ruth is also one of HFNZ host family, an experienced host in hosting and handling international students.
Wellington - Regional Homestay Coordinator
Daniela plan, organise and control the operation in Wellington mainly placements of students to the families. She also attends to the requests, concerns and needs of the students, schools and agents.
LEOVIE APRILYN BRION
April also plans and directs the development and marketing of HFNZ’s services. Providing exceptional service and experience is important to the team, so April also monitors and analyses the student and host families’ feedback to ensure that Host Families NZ is always in tune with their clients.
Jackie organises and controls the operation in Auckland mainly placements of students to the families. She also attends to the requests, concerns and needs of the students, schools and agents.
Kay handles Unitec placements of students to the families. She also attends to the requests, concerns
Toni inspects and organise homestay placements in North Shore. She lives with her family on Auckland's North shore where she enjoys showing visitors around and introducing them to local culture. Although born in New Zealand, she has lived in other countries and love to travel.
Marcos helps with administrative and clerical tasks such as preparing reports and maintaining appropriate filing systems.