Our People

Te Rau Ora kaimahi are passionate and committed to making a difference for Māori. We have a diverse range of skills and life experiences that help us to work effectively alongside whānau, hapū, iwi, NGOs, government, education, and communities throughout Aotearoa.

We have kaimahi all over the country, from as far north as Te Hapua, all the way to the deep south in Murihiku (Dunedin). With four offices in Tāmaki Makaurau, Kirikiriroa, Pōneke and Murihiku. Meet the many faces of Te Rau Ora.

Interim Executive Leadership Team

Riki Niania

Riki Niania

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tonga | Chief Executive Officer
Natasha Paku

Natasha Paku

Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata | Corporate Services Manager (Interim)
Cecilia Kim

Cecilia Kim

Korean | Company Accountant
Witeria Ashby

Witeria Ashby

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine | Kaumātua
Valerie Williams

Valerie Williams

Rongomaiwahine, Ngāi te Ipu, Rakaipaaka, Ngāi Tamanuhiri | Director of Operations (Interim)

Our Kaimahi

Alan Tawhi-Amopiu

Alan Tawhi-Amopiu

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Ahuru me Ngāti Kahu | Senior Graphics Designer
Alex Milner

Alex Milner

Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi, Tainui | Director Centre of Māori Suicide Prevention
Avao Tiatia

Avao Tiatia

Samoan | Social Media Content Creator: Communications & Marketing
Cera James

Cera James

Ngāti Kuri | Facilitator
Codey Bell

Codey Bell

Ngāti Pukenga | Programme Lead, Nōku te Ao
Coryell James

Coryell James

Ngāti Kuri | Facilitator
Dr Andre McLachlan

Dr Andre McLachlan

Ngāti Apa, Muaūpoko | Clinical Psychologist: Te Whare Whakangungu
Dr Cheryl Stephens

Dr Cheryl Stephens

Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Hinekura, Ngati Makino, Tuhourangi-Ngati Wahiao, Taranaki Iwi, Ngati Ruanui, Te Whanau a Apanui | Pouwhakahaere, Te Rau Matatau
Fay Rhind

Fay Rhind

Ngāti Paua | Workflow Coordinator, Kaitiaki Ahurea: Te Whare Whakangungu
Frano Sadlier

Frano Sadlier

Ngāti Porou, Te Uri o Hau, Te Arawa | Co-facilitator & Co-ordinator, Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora
Gloria Sheridan

Gloria Sheridan

Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Whānau a Apanui, Te Whakatōhea | Pou Manaaki: Te Kete Pounamu
Hata Temo

Hata Temo

Tūhoe | Kaumātua: Whare Tukutuku
Karina Cootes

Karina Cootes

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Toa Rangatira | Kaitiaki Oranga Wahine
Katene Paenga

Katene Paenga

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungunu, Tainui | Kaumātua
Kay Kingi

Kay Kingi

Ngāi Tūhoe | Kaiārahi Pōkairua, Programme Lead | Matatini Ora
Kelli-Anne Te Huki

Kelli-Anne Te Huki

Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne ki Wairarapa | Programme Coordinator, Nōku te Ao
Kirimatao Paipa

Kirimatao Paipa

Ngāti Pōrou, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tukorehe | Kaitiaki-ā-Whare-Wahine
Leilani Maraku

Leilani Maraku

Ngāti Raukawa | Pouwhakahaere, Te Kete Pounamu
Liming Ma

Liming Ma

Chinese | Accounts Assistant
Maioha Hotere

Maioha Hotere

Te Aupouri, Maniapoto | Manger, Information Technology & Digital
Maira Pihema

Maira Pihema

Ngārauru Kītahi, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Raukawa ki Te Tonga, Ngāpuhi | Kaitiaki Rangatira Wahine
Marata Haereroa

Marata Haereroa

Tainui, Ngāti Paretekawa | Transcriber & Project Support
Mary Vosarogo

Mary Vosarogo

Fijian | HR Coordinator
Meiana Gray

Meiana Gray

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Toa | Operations Lead: Centre of Māori Suicide Prevention
Nadia Parker

Nadia Parker

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua | Ngā Pou Herenga Tāngata, Tāmaki Makaurau – Office Manager, Auckland
Nathan Waitai

Nathan Waitai

Te Whānau o Hine Tapora, Ngāti Porou, Rangitāne, Ngāi Tara | KAEA – Kaiarahi Awhina Engagement Adviser: Te Rau Matatau
Ngahuia Ormsby

Ngahuia Ormsby

Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui | Kaiwhakaahua – Photographer
Oakley Maraku

Oakley Maraku

Ngāti Maniapoto | Pou Tautoko: Te Kete Pounamu
Patricia Sisson

Patricia Sisson

Ngaiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui | IT and Systems Administrator
Pearl Thompson

Pearl Thompson

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua | Data Analyst: Centre of Māori Suicide Prevention
Phillipa Pehi

Phillipa Pehi

Ngāpuhi | Facilitator
Regan Balzer

Regan Balzer

Te Arawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Raukawa, Maniapoto | Pou Auaha
Rolinda Karapu

Rolinda Karapu

Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pukeko, Ngai Tuhoe, Ngāti Porou, Ngai Tai | Kaitiaki-ā-Whare-Wahine
Ron Taukamo

Ron Taukamo

Ngāti Porou, Ue Pohatu, Te Aupōuri | Whakaruruhau, Relationship Manager, Te Rau Matatau
Ronald Baker

Ronald Baker

Ngāti Porou, Aitanga-a-Hauiti, Rongomaiwahine | Kaumatua and Trainer
Samuel Moncur

Samuel Moncur

Aotearoa | Kaiāwhina: Whare Tukutuku
Sarah Kinred

Sarah Kinred

Ngāti Whātua, Waikato, Ngāti Koata | Mātauranga Māori – Kaiwhiriwhi: Te Whare Whakangungu
Sharon Elkington

Sharon Elkington

Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Koata | Ngā Pou Herenga Tāngata, Kirikiriroa – Office Manager, Hamilton
Shaun Akroyd

Shaun Akroyd

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maru, Rongowhakaata | Kairangahau: Centre of Māori Suicide Prevention
Shawnee Brausch

Shawnee Brausch

Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rauru Kītahi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa | Kairangahau: Te Whare Tukutuku
Te Kauri Wihongi

Te Kauri Wihongi

Ngāpuhi | Mātauranga Māori Kaiako: Te Whare Whakangungu
Te Whetumairangi Balzer-Horo

Te Whetumairangi Balzer-Horo

Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa, Taranaki | Programme Coordinator
Terri Cassidy

Terri Cassidy

Ngāti Maniapoto | Kaiwhakaoho Mauri
Tracey Potiki

Tracey Potiki

Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu | Kaiwhakahaere – Whare Tukutuku
Tyler Morris

Tyler Morris

Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Koata | Programme Manager
Zena Nicholls

Zena Nicholls

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Tamatera, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Te Rangi | Kaiako: Te Whare Whakangungu

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About Us

To improve Māori Health through leadership, education, research and evaluation, health workforce development and innovative, systemic transformation. We strengthen Māori health and wellbeing through nationally navigated and locally led solutions.