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Meet Our Team

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Akiko Hawkins

CEO / Director

Living in Perth as part of this diverse community for many years,

I realized how cultural connections are very important to keep us happy,

as well as maintain relationships for mental and physical health.

I have appreciated the support of numerous and diverse people from our community, which has contributed to me being the person I am today. 

It's my time to give back and return these gifts to the community.

Working in the health industry as a Registered Nurse in Japan & Perth for over many years, also as a certified fitness instructor, I was able to see the needs and demands of our multicultural community. 

"Rapport-Australia x Japan" was created to fill the growing gap and give the community choice and possibility.

I would love to see people achieving their goals with greater choices,

and most importantly, bring happiness and a big smile each day.

I am experienced in caring for people with disabilities and supporting their families.
My main passion is developing good relationships and helping them to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle.

I am a positive, easy going and hard working person who always has a smile on my face.

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Shinobu Jingu

Administration / Book keeping

I am a qualified bookkeeper with experience in both Japan and Australia, having worked for large international organizations and small businesses.

Having resided in Australia for over 20 years I have developed an intermate understanding of the needs of the Japanese community in Perth and Western Australia and look forward to continuing to support the Rapport staff and our clients.

I am here to professionally enhance the experiences of clients and introduce clearly and simply, the NDIS to those that need to receive this support.

Helping people and supporting their needs gives me great satisfaction to assist our valued clients where needed.

I am experienced in caring for people with disabilities and supporting their families.
My main passion is developing good relationships and helping them to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle.

I am a positive, easy going and hard working person who always has a smile on my face.

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Mie Clausnitzer

Support Worker

I am experienced in caring for people with disabilities and supporting their families.
My main passion is developing good relationships and helping them to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle.
I am a positive, easy-going and hard-working person who always has a smile on my face.

I am experienced in caring for people with disabilities and supporting their families.
My main passion is developing good relationships and helping them to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle.

I am a positive, easy going and hard working person who always has a smile on my face.

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Shigeko Tucker

Registered Nurse

I’ve been working as a registered nurse at public hospitals in Japan and later on in Australia for over a decade. I have seen that the growing population has impacted public hospitals to the point they are overcrowded and are unable to admit and treat patients promptly.

I believe we seriously need more support in our community to allow people to live independently and safely in their own homes.

I am excited to be part of this team & look forward to supporting all Rapport staff and clients to the best of my abilities.

I am experienced in caring for people with disabilities and supporting their families.
My main passion is developing good relationships and helping them to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle.

I am a positive, easy going and hard working person who always has a smile on my face.

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Shota Hino

Support Worker

I have a background in IT. I like to help clients with a wide range of needs or simply find and listen to music, watch movies, draw play video games. It is important for me to give my clients balance in their life.
People usually think of me as too nice but I try to strike a balance between them motivating them to achieve their goals. I encourage you to try something new to improve your skills and interests in life. 

I am experienced in caring for people with disabilities and supporting their families.
My main passion is developing good relationships and helping them to achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle.

I am a positive, easy going and hard working person who always has a smile on my face.

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Sachi Maruyama

Support Worker

I was a nurse in Japan. What I found most rewarding as a nurse was thinking about and supporting people to live their own lives even if they had an illness.

I would like to continue to support people who are in need or have disabilities so that they can live their lives in their own way.

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