Our People

Witeria Ashby

Iwi: Ngāpuhi – Ngāti Hine

Role: Kaumātua

Maria Baker

Iwi: Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu

Role: Pouwhakahaere Matua

Ronald Baker

Iwi: Ngāti Porou, Aitanga-a-hauiti, Rongomaiwahine

Role: Kaumātua and Trainer

Regan Balzer

Iwi: Te Arawa, Ngāti Ranginui

Role: Pou Anahe

Te Whetumairangi Balzer-Horo

Iwi: Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi
Te Arawa, Taranaki

Role: Kaiāwhinā

Shawnee Brausch

Iwi: Ngāti Ruanui, Ngā Rauru Kītahi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa

Role: Kaiāwhina Rangahau

Tracey Brown

Iwi: Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ngāti Korokī Kahakura, Apakura

Role: Coordinator and Co-facilitator, Whare Wahine

Karin Byrt

Iwi: Ngāpuhi

Role: Wellbeing Champion

Terri Cassidy

Iwi: Ngāti Maniapoto

Role: Kaiwhakaoho Mauri

Codey Bell

Iwi: Ngāti Pukenga

Role: Programme Lead, Noku te Ao

Karina Cootes

Iwi: Ngāti Raukawa, Ngai Tahu

Role: Co-ordinator/Facilitator

Andre McLachlan

Iwi: Ngāti Apa (Ngāti Kauae),  Muaūpoko (Ngāti Pariri)

Role: Clinical Psychologist

Sharon Elkington

Iwi: Ngati Kuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kahu

Role: Kairuruku Tari

Sarah Gucake

Iwi: Ngāti Porou
Whānau-a-Ruataupare hapu, 
Ngāti Kuri, Te Whānau a Rongomaiwahine, Te whānau a Hinerupe

Role: Pouwhakahaere, Matapopore Tāngata

Georgina Marata Haereroa

Iwi: Tainui, Ngāti Paretekawa

Role: Transcriber and Project Support

Rose Heta-Minhinnick

Iwi: Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Rauhoto, Ngāti Wahiao, Ngāti Raukawa ki Wharepuhunga

Role: Pou Āwhina Matua

Maioha Hotere

Iwi: Te Aupōuri, Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Wai

Role: Digital Lead

Lynette Laing

Iwi: Ngāti Kauwhata, Te Whānau-a-Apanui

Role: Matatini Ora Diploma Lead 

Hera Love

Iwi: Ngai Tahu Kati Mamoe, Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Atihaunui a Paparangi, Ngāti Tama o Ngati Wai

Role: Project Support Coordinator

Liming Ma

Iwi: Chinese

Role: Pūkete Kaiāwhina

Leilani Maraku

Iwi: Ngāti Raukawa

Role: Pouwhakahaere, Te Kete Pounamu

Alexandra Milner

Iwi: Ngāti Porou, Ngāpuhi, Tainui

Role: Pouwhakahaere, NCoMSP

Samuel Moncur

Iwi: Tauiwi

Role: Kaiāwhina

Tyler Morris

Iwi:Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Koata

Role: Business Analyst

Ngahuia Ormsby

Iwi: Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ngai te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui

Role: Toi Kitenga

Katene Paenga

Iwi: Ngāti Porou

Role: Kaumatua and Trainer

Kirimatao Paipa

Iwi: Ngāti Pōrou, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Tukorehe

Role: Kaitiaki a Whare Wahine

Natasha Paku

Iwi: Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata

Role: Board Secretariat

Nadia Parker

Iwi: Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whatua

Role: Kaimanaaki Ākonga

Crystal Pomare

Iwi: Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Whatua, Ngāpuhi, Te Ratana

Role: Kaiwhakarite Tukanga

Tracey Potiki

Iwi: Kai Tahu

Role: Programme Lead, Whare Tukutuku

Patricia Sisson

Iwi: Ngaiterangi – Katikati
Ngātiranginui – Matapihi

Role: IT Systems Administrator

Fay Rhind

Iwi: Ngāti Paua

Role: Rangatahi Ora

Cheryl Stephens

Iwi: Te Arawa (Ngāti Pikiao, Tuhourangi-Ngāti-wahiao, Ngāti-Hinekura); Taranaki (NgātiMoeahu, Ngā Mahanga a Tairi)

Role: Pouwhakahaere, Te Rau Matatau

Ken Kerehoma

Iwi: Te Rarawā, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Ngāi Takoto

Role: Pou Rautaki a Iwi 

Alan Tawhi-Amopiu

Iwi: Ngāti Ahuru me Ngāti Kahu (hapu)

Role: Senior Graphic Designer

Kaya Te Huia

Iwi: Ngāpuhi (Hokianga), Te Ati Haunui-a-Pāpārangi

Role: Workflow Coordinator & Administrator

Temo Hata

Iwi: Tuhoe

Role: Kaumatua, Whare Tukutuku

Pearl-Maree Thompson

Iwi:  Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua

Role: Coordinator and Co-facilitator, Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora

Te Pora Thompson-Evans

Iwi: Ngāti Haua

Role: Co-lead, Hapu Ora

Avao Tiatia

Iwi: Samoan

Role: Project Support

Taipari Waaka

Iwi: Tainui

Role: Creative Director, Tumanako

Chantelle Watts

Iwi:  Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Maniapoto

Role: Procurement and Funding Lead

Valerie Williams

Iwi:Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai Tamanuhiri ki Wairoa

Role: Pouwhakahaere, Te Whānau Whakangungu

Frano Sadlier

Iwi: Ngāti Porou    

Role: Coordinator and Co-facilitator, Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora

Cory James

Iwi:

Role: Kaitiaki Ako Te Whānau Whakangungu

Zena lynda Nicholls

Iwi: Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu ki Whaingaroa, Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Raukawa (Horowhenua, Manawatu)

Role: Kaitiaki Ako Te Whānau Whakangungu

Phillipa Pepi

Iwi: Ngā Puhi, Ingarihi, Kōtarani

Role: Facilitator/Trainer

Cera James

Iwi: Ngāti Kuri

Role: Facilitator

Ronald Taukamo

Iwi: Ngāti Porou, Ue Pohatu, Te Aupōuri, Te Whānau-a-Hinetāpora (hapu)

Role: Whakaruruhau

Nathan Waitai

Iwi:  Te whānau o Hine Tapora, Ngāti Porou. Rangitāne, Ngāi Tara

Role: Kaiarahi Awhina Engagement Advisor 

Lance Tomuri

Iwi: Ngā Puhi

Role: Marketing & Communications – Te Rau Matatau

Tuteri Rangihaeata

Iwi: Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato, Ngai te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui

Role: Toi Kitenga