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Jack is the current Chair of the Maori Partnership Board. He has been a member of the Maori Partnership Board since it's inception in 2003 and was Chair at that time when the partnership agreement between the Capital & Coast District Health Board and the Maori Partnership Board was signed. Through his experiences as past Chairs of the Aratahi Iwi Advisory to the Greater Wellington Regional Council, Te Whakamininga Iwi Advisory, the Kapiti Coast District Council, and retired Deacon of Rangiatea Church in Otaki, Jack brings a wealth of knowledge to the Maori Partnership Board. He is an Iwi Consultant to Ngati Toa and Ngati Koroki haapu for the rohe of Kapiti Coast and the surrounding district. He is particularly passionate about building the necessary relationships to advance Maori health matters in our district.
Susan is the current Deputy Chair of the Maori Partnership Board. She has been chair since January 2008. She has also been a member of this board since 2005. Susan sits on the Maori Partnership Board as the mandated member representing Te Atiawa Taranaki Whanui. Susan was living and teaching English in South America for 10 years. Since her return in 1989 she has worked in arts administration and relationship building on behalf of Wellington Tenths Trust. Health was a new area for Susan and has been a significant challenge in what is a complex sector.
Herani has been a member of the Maori Partnership Board since it's inception in 2003, and she is the mandated representative for Ngati Toa. She is also on the Capital & Coast DHB's Community and Public Health Advisory Committee. Herani is passionate about developing strategies that will address Maori health disparity, and is a keen advocate of health and fitness by herself being involved in waka ama and kapahaka. Herani encourages the youth of Porirua district to engage in waka ama and kapahaka, and recently took on a role of a Healthy Eating, Health Action (HEHA) Education Advisor within the Capital & Coast District Health Board district.
Peter represents the Mana Whenua Te Atiawa of Wellington on the Maori Partnership Board, by nomination of the Wellington Tenths Trust. He has recently been appointed to the newly established Mental Health sub-committee of the Capital & Coast District Health Board. Peter is Chair of Te Atamira Taiwhenua (the National Maori Advisory Group to the Department of Internal Affairs) and is a Director of Capital Hill Ltd, the company which owns the Massey University Campus at Buckle Street, Wellington. He is a Trustee of the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington; National Patron of the New Zealand Council of Civil Liberties; he has been actively involved in Penal Reform and in Justice in New Zealand and is a Trustee of the Dalai Lama Trust, New Zealand.
Jim lives at Paraparaumu Beach and is a recent community appointee to the Maori Partnership Board. He has a long background in media work and in community, tourism and museum organisations in the King Country. For many years he was New Zealand's best-known motoring writer and during his career he travelled more than a million kilometres testing new vehicles in New Zealand and in other countries. Still a feature writer in retirement, he is a newspaper book reviewer and is passionate about plain-English documentation and about accountability for the use of public money. Now polio-disabled, he is an advocate for Maori health and disability issues in polio and community networks and is a member of the Kapiti Coast District Council's Disability Reference Group. Jim convenes the Waiorua Bay Trust which administers freehold Maori land on Kapiti Island and has life-long experience in boating and salt and freshwater fishing.
Hilda represents Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust, who are the Governance Leadership for Te Runanga o Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai Inc. of Waikanae. She is a current Director of Kapiti PHO, and is a member of the Capital and Coast DHBs Hospital Advisory Committee; The Pandemic Planning Group and the New Regional Hospital Art Steering Committee. Hilda is particularly passionate about ensuring that Maori have access to good healthcare, are enrolled with a GP and PHO, and get the best possible services available.
Karen is a community appointee to the Maori Partnership Board. She brings nearly 30 years experience in health and disability, providing services in the front line in the UK and NZ in senior management positions within the health sector. She chairs He Oranga Pounamu (the Ngai Tahu mandated health and social services provider development organisation), and is the Ngati Tama representative on the Capital PHO board. Karen is committed to improved access to services for Maori including the development of kaupapa Maori services.
Kayleen is a mandated representative for Ngati Toa on the Maori Partnership Board. She has worked in the addictions and mental health sectors for the past 17 years in a variety of service development, management and policy roles. Kayleen has been involved in health management with the Mental Health Foundation of NZ (a national non-government organisation), and mental health and addiction policy of the Ministry of Health.
Capital & Coast District Health Board
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Phone: 04 806 2343