Te Miria has a wealth of experience in supporting non-Maori organisations to improve Maori outcomes. She spent 9yrs in the Ministry of Health (MoH) as the Strategic Advisor of Maori Public Health and was a member of both the Senior Management Team and Senior Leaderships groups for the Public Health and Systems Strategy Directorates. Prior to MoH she was a Community Development Advisor for the Community Employment Group for 10yrs and recently worked as the Maori Services Manager for ABI Rehab in Auckland.
Te Miria has designed tools to assist with improving Maori health outcomes being the ‘Whanau Ora’ tool and ‘Whakaritenga Mahi’. Both tools recognises the validity of Maori approaches to achieving whanau ora and are designed to assist general organisations to implement the strategic pathways woven through He Korowai Oranga (NZ Maori Health Strategy 2002).
She has experience in community and people development, Senior Management, Maori Policy Development, people centred and culturally appropriate services.
In Te Miria’s recent employment, during an international accreditation process, the accreditors particularly recognised Te Miria’s skills reporting these comments below:
“this organisation demonstrates exemplary conformance to the standards”
“The organisation has developed an outstanding comprehensive programme for the person served and staff.The organisation has hired a well-qualified person to implement the programme.Originally focussed on persons of the Maori culture, the programme has expanded to include all cultures.”
A graduate from Auckland University, Te Miria has completed a Business Diploma in Maori Development, Treaty of Waitangi,Maori Resource Management papers and the Foundation paper in Public Health.
He retrained in social services management and has held a number of management positions in adult mental health services, early childhood and family services, Child Youth and Family services, with the last nine years holding the position of Chief Executive for the Anglican Trust for Women and Children.
Previously she was Business Manager for facilitating Maori in business developing Maori Providers for Te Puni Kokiri.
Josie also has a financial background with 18 years as an ANZ bank manager.
She is currently a Board Member for Thrive Teen Parent Support Trust, Trustee for HealthWest, Chair of Ngati Te Ata Claims Support Whanau, Trustee of the Independent Maori Statutory Board, and Trustee of Whenua Haumi Roroa o Tamaki Makaurau General Partner Limited (representing Waiohua Tamaki Alliance).
Tina is self-employed and spent about 30 years working with people professionally and voluntary through youth work, tutoring, career guidance, consultancy, governance, community groups and serving on school, community and iwi boards.
Tina has a Bachelor of Laws degree and is an enrolled Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Recently Tina has started post graduate study working towards a Masters of Laws (LLM). She started her post graduate research study into Iwi Corporate Governance and Taxation at the University of Auckland.
Tina is actively involved in her community; particularly with Te Rōpū Wāhine Māori Toko I te Ora, the Māori Women’s Welfare League, where she currently serves as the MWWL Tāmaki Makaurau Regional President and Branch President for MWWL Atawhai Kotahi Oranga branch. She is passionate about the well-being of whānau and is grateful for influential role models in her life, that have shaped her values and who she is. She has extensive governance experience on community and iwi boards. She is currently the representative on Tuhoronuku Iwi Mandated Authority for Central/West Auckland to negotiate a settlement for Ngapuhi.
She proudly serves her community with whanau as her primary priority.