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Pania Coote

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kauwhata and Ngāti Porou; JP, MSW, Dipswk, MANZASW

Pania is a founding leader of Community Research.  She has a background in social, health and education, with a Masters in Social Welfare and Community Development through the University of Otago.  She has a range of interests including research/evaluation, communities and addressing the causes of inequities. Building on over 20 years’ experience in the health arena, she strives to improve, promote and protect the health and well-being of the people that she serves.

Pania is an Independent Director and Contractor (experience in strategy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation). She brings executive leadership experience and has the ability to place resources where they will make the greatest difference.

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