Charlotte Ama

Manager, James Liston Hostel

Local legend Charlotte Ama is New Zealand born Samoan, raised in Wellington. Schooled by the University of Hard Knocks, Charlotte is someone who’s outlook on life is reflected in her deeply human approach to the most vulnerable people in our community.

After 24 years experience working with the homeless and disabled, Charlotte now manages the James Liston Hostel in Auckland – one of the biggest emergency housing providers for men and women in New Zealand. With a natural affinity for building people up – and armed with humility, humanity and humour –Charlotte brings her unique outlook and lived experiences to the people who need them most.