Joanne Henare

Ko ōku iwi ko Ngāti Wehi Wehi, ko Ngāti Tūkorehe, ko Ngāti Raukawa, ko Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri, ko Ngāti Urban Māori o Tāmaki Makaurau o Mangere.

Ko Hoana Henare ahau.

I will always be a steadfast supporter of whānau, hapū and iwi as directors of their journey to hauora. Through whanaungatanga, manaaki and aroha, we can ignite the realised and unrealised potential of our collective to flourish and thrive beyond our wildest hopes and ngā moemoeā (dreams).

I work at Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua Mental Health and Addiction Services as the Whānau Ora Kaitautoko (Whānau/Family Advisor) Oranga Hinengaro, the acute inpatient unit and across community and specialist services. I have held this role for over thirteen years.

I have experience in leadership, advisory, service coordination, clinical supervision, cultural mentor/supervision, case management, keyworker, facilitator and educator roles across kaupapa Māori mental health, psychological and social services.

I am a member of the following networks; National DHBs Whānau & Family Advisors Mental Health & Addiction Network; Health Quality & Safety Commission Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement Programme Leadership Group; Health Quality & Safety Commission Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement Programme Māori Advisory Rōpū (MAG).