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.

Our Leadership Team

Dr Maria Baker

Dr Maria Baker

Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu, Te Rarawa | Pouwhakahaere Matua (CEO)
Witeria Ashby

Witeria Ashby

Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine | Kaumātua
Terri Cassidy

Terri Cassidy

Ngāti Maniapoto | Kaiwhakaoho Mauri
Sarah Gucake

Sarah Gucake

Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kuri | Pouwhakahaere, Matapopore Tāngata
Cecilia Kim

Cecilia Kim

Korean | Company Accountant
Rolinda Karapu

Rolinda Karapu

Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pukeko, Ngai Tuhoe, Ngāti Porou, Ngai Tai | Kaitiaki-ā-Whare-Wahine
Leilani Maraku

Leilani Maraku

Ngāti Raukawa | Pouwhakahaere, Te Kete Pounamu
Alex Milner

Alex Milner

Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi, Tainui | Director Centre of Māori Suicide Prevention
Kirimatao Paipa

Kirimatao Paipa

Ngāti Pōrou, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tukorehe | Kaitiaki-ā-Whare-Wahine
Tracey Potiki

Tracey Potiki

Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu | Kaiwhakahaere – Whare Tukutuku
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
Valerie Williams

Valerie Williams

Rongomaiwahine, Ngāi te Ipu, Rakaipaaka, Ngāi Tamanuhiri | Pouwhakahaere, Te Whare Whakangungu

Our Kaimahi

Alan Tawhi-Amopiu

Alan Tawhi-Amopiu

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Ahuru me Ngāti Kahu | Senior Graphics Designer
Avao Tiatia

Avao Tiatia

Samoan | Social Media Content Creator: Communications & Marketing
Cadi Piggott

Cadi Piggott

Aotearoa | Business Support
Cera James

Cera James

Ngāti Kuri | Facilitator
Chantelle Watts

Chantelle Watts

Ngāti Tuwharetoa | Funding and Procurement Lead
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
Fay Rhind

Fay Rhind

Ngāti Paua | Workflow Coordinator, Kaitiaki Ahurea: Te Whare Whakangungu
Fili Tuliau

Fili Tuliau

Samoan | Hauora Hotaka-Hauora Navigator: Whare Tukutuku
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
Jim Hauraki

Jim Hauraki

Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Kuri, Waikato Tainui, Ngāti Hāua | Kaitauhere/Educator Connector: Whare Tukutuku
Karin Byrt

Karin Byrt

Ngāpuhi | Kaimaimoa Oranga – Well-being Champion
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 | Ngā Pou Herenga Tāngata, Pōneke | Office Manager, Wellington
Kaya Te Huia

Kaya Te Huia

Ngāpuhi, Te Ati Haunui-a-Pāpārangi | Workflow Coordinator: Te Whare Whakangungu
Kelli-Anne Te Huki

Kelli-Anne Te Huki

Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne ki Wairarapa | Programme Coordinator, Nōku te Ao
Kenneth Kerehoma

Kenneth Kerehoma

Ngāti Whātua Orākei, Te Rarawa, Ngāi Takoto, Ngāti Kahu | Iwi Strategy Portfolio Manager
Liming Ma

Liming Ma

Chinese | Accounts Assistant
Lynette Laing

Lynette Laing

Ngāti Kauwhata, Te Whānau-a-Apanui | Kaiarahi Pokairua/Diploma Lead
Maioha Hotere

Maioha Hotere

Te Aupouri, Maniapoto | Digital Lead
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-Anne Mareikura

Mary-Anne Mareikura

Kaitiaki Mana Wahine
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
Natasha Paku

Natasha Paku

Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata | Kaiwhakarite Tūkanga
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 | Pouawhina
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
Rose Heta-Minhinnick

Rose Heta-Minhinnick

Ngāti Porou, Tūhourangi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Raukawa | Pou Awhina Matua: Te Kete Pounamu
Samuel Moncur

Samuel Moncur

Aotearoa | Kaiāwhina: Whare Tukutuku
Sarah Kinred

Sarah Kinred

Ngāti Whātua, Waikato, Ngāti Koata | Mātauranga Māori – Kaiwhiriwhi: Te Whare Whakangungu
Sarah Seumanu

Sarah Seumanu

Operations Lead Te Kete Pounamu
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
Taipari Waaka

Taipari Waaka

Tainui | Creative Director for Tūmanako
Te Kauri Wihongi

Te Kauri Wihongi

Ngāpuhi | Mātauranga Māori Kaiako: Te Whare Whakangungu
Te Pora Thompson-Evans

Te Pora Thompson-Evans

Ngāti Hāua | Kairangahau
Te Whetumairangi Balzer-Horo

Te Whetumairangi Balzer-Horo

Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi, Te Arawa, Taranaki | Programme Coordinator
Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown

Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ngāti Korokī Kahakura, Apakura | Co-facilitator & Coordinator, Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora
Tyler Morris

Tyler Morris

Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Koata | Business Analyst
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.