RN, MHSc (Nsg); PG Dip Business (Māori Development); FCNA
Ngāti Tamatera; Ngāti Maru; Ngāti Kiriwera
I am a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of experience in the health sector working in child health, public health, Māori health and nursing leadership roles. I have worked previously for the Waikato, Auckland and Counties-Manukau DHB’s implementing a range of change management, quality improvement, nursing and workforce development programmes.
I have been part of the Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō Māori nursing and midwifery leadership development programme (funded by the Ministry of Health) which has focused on supporting more Māori nurses and midwives into leadership roles. I have been a member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and am a Director of ProCare Network Limited (PNL) one of the largest Primary Health Organisations in New Zealand.
I started in a senior management role with Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki in 2018, an iwi-based Māori health service provider and have developed an understanding of the many challenges of delivering health care services to rural communities. I live in the Coromandel and am also a tauira of Te Whare Tāhuhu Kōrero o Hauraki learning Te Reo Māori on my own Whenua.