Board Profiles

 
 

Board Membership

 

  Dr. Nina Scott - Chair

Ngati Whatua
Chair:
Hei Āhuru Mōwai – Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
Public Health Physician
, Waikato and Waitemata District Health Boards, and the University of Auckland
FNZCPHM, MPH, MBChB, DipComChildH, DipChildH

 

 

Gary Thompson - Deputy Chair

Ngāti Paoa, Ngāti Hauā Iwi
Deputy Chair: Hei Āhuru Mōwai – Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
Chair: Ngāti Paoa Iwi Trust
Member: Māori Monitoring Equity Group (MMEG) to the MOH National Screening Unit
12 Years in Māori Health Gain roles in the Northern and Midland Regions and Waitemata DHB

 

 

Stephanie Turner - Executive Member

Executive Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
 Director of Maori Health MidCentral District Health Board
Chair of Tumu Whakarae, Central Districts, District Health Board Māori General Managers group
MA with honors in Art Therapy
 Committed to developing policies, operational systems, programmes and services that are effective and work for whānau Maori


 

 

Jo Anson - Executive Member

Executive Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
Manager of Central Cancer Network for past 8 years
 Clinical Cancer Background
 Personally and professionally committed to improving equity and achieving Maori health gains


 

 

Madeleine Wall - Executive Member

Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
MB ChB 1982 Otago; DRANZCR 1993; FRANZCR 1995
 Vocational Scope - Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology


Jason Gurney - Member

Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
Senior Research Fellow in the Cancer Control and Screening Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington
HRC Eru Pomare Post-Doctoral Fellow

 

Joanne Doherty - Member

Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
Independent health advisor, researcher and evaluator
Researcher for the Cancer Stories of New Zealand / He Kahui Korero Taumahatanga o Te Mate Pukupuku: Aotearoa, and evaluated Kia Ora E Te Iwi for Maori whanau experiencing cancer and He Anga Whakaahuru, the Supportive Care Model
Member of Wellington Cancer Society Board and Te Roopu Tautoko, the advisory/action group monitoring Matatuhi Arahi, the service plan for Maori

 

Dr. Melissa Cragg - Member

Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
 Completed PhD in 2010 with Te Putahi a Toi (School of Maori Studies) at Massey University under the supervision of Prof Sir Mason Durie and Dr Te Kani Kingi
Principal Consultant of Karake Consultancy
Member of National Kaitaki Roopu
Member of the HRC funded ‘Preventing Chronic Conditions for Maori’ Research Team, Project Manager for the Southern Cancer Network Improving the cancer Pathway for Maori project, and research advisor for NMDHB
Non-lay member of the Central Health and Disabilities Ethics Committee

Terina Moke - Member

 Waikato, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Ngāi Tahu
Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
 Experience in Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development
Former CEO of Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA) - Māori Medical Practitioners Association
Tumuaki Māori and Acting General Manager, Learning, Royal NZ College of General Practitioners


 

Pat Bodger - Associate Member

Associate Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai – Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
 Iwi: Te Atiawa; Ngati Mutunga; Ngati Tama; Taranaki; Ngati Ruanui
 Hapu: Manukorihi; Puketapu; Ngati Moeahu
 Rural District / Public Health Nurse
 Te Rangimarie Hospice Board Member
Chairperson Manukorihi Hapu
Trustee Manukorihi Paa Reserve Trust

 

Dr. George Laking - Associate Member

 Associate Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
 Te Whakatōhea
MB ChB 1992 Otago; FRACP 2007
Adviser for PHARMAC (member of PTAC since 2009), in tobacco control (Board Member of the Smokefree Coalition), and advocate for public health response to climate change
Chair of the Māori Health Committee of the RACP

 


Rawiri Blundell - Associate Member

Associate Member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai - Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa
Maori Health Manager for Pinnacle Midlands Health Network
 Ngati Porou ki Uawa