Tevita Funaki (Chair)
Tevita Funaki is the CEO of The Fono, a Pacific provider of medical, dental, social, public health and education services. Born in New Zealand but raised in Tonga, Tevita attended Otago University and graduated with a B.Com in 2000 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management from Unitec in 2007. Prior to joining The Fono in July 2010, Tevita was the Pacific Health Manager for ProCare Health Ltd and the National Pasifika Liaison Advisor for Massey University. He is currently the Chairman of the ProCare Pacific Advisory Committee.
Dr Stephanie Taylor
Dr Stephanie Taylor is a GP and partner at St Heliers Medical where she has practiced since 2004, previously working in general practice in Wellington and South Auckland. In addition to her role on the ProCare board Dr Taylor is an examiner for the RNZCGP and sits on the New Zealand Medical Association General Practitioners Council.
Dr Braden Te Ao
Braden Te Ao is a Senior Health Economist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
Mahia te mahi hei painga mo te iwi - Do what must be done for the betterment of people.
Na Te Puea Herangi
Inspired by these principles and the legacy left by Te Puea, Braden has worked directly with government and non-government organisations within the health sector to develop a policy for prevention relating to neurological disorders (stroke, TBI, dementia, epilepsy and muscular disorders). His expertise includes healthcare financing, resource allocation, prioritisation of health care initiatives, inequities and disparities in health and unmet needs for socially disadvantaged groups.
Registered Social Worker, Sally Dalhousie is the Chief Operating Officer at The Fono Trust, New Zealand's largest Pacific community owned NGO. The Fono delivers a range of medical, dental, public health, whanau ora, mental health, education and social services across Auckland and Northland.
Sally is also a Board Member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers, the Waitakere Improving School Attendance Programme and served as a National President of PACIFICA Inc. Sally is passionate about Pacific community building and savouring time with her family and friends outside of work.
Dr Jodie O'Sullivan
Dr Jodie O'Sullivan was born in Rotorua and went to Otago University completing her medical degree in 1989. She completed post graduate training in Australia and the United Kingdom, returning to New Zealand with post graduate qualifications in General Practice and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
She has been working in General Practice for eighteen years with a special interest in Paediatrics and disease prevention.
Jodie is a former Director of the PHO Board and teaches communication skills at the Auckland University Medical School.
Sarah (Hera) Kinred (Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei)
He uri ahau nō Ngāti Whātua nō ngā marae Ōrākei, Whiti te rā Reweti, Ōtamatea, Ōruawharo me Waikaretū. He mokopuna ahau o ngā whānau Kawharu, Pāora, Netana, Perekara, me Pairama Mū nō Ngāti Whātua rātoutahi. He uri hoki ahau nō Tainui a Whiro, Ngāti Whāwhākia, Te Atiawa me Ngāti Koata. He uri hoki ahau nō The Isle of Man he manx hoki ahau.
I am currently the Mana Whenua rep on the ProCare PHO board. I have spent many years in education and health, and have taught Te Reo Māori to many over my working career. I have worked in Mental Health and addictions and have had the privilege to lead a whānau of Mātauranga Māori Specialists in a DHB setting. I am currently at Te Rau Ora as the Kaitiaki Mātauranga Māori, educating around cultural safety and Māori therapeutic tools. I am unapologetic about my position and that is to get better health outcomes for Māori, to reconnect Māori to who we are and to help Māori learn how to remember.
Ko te orangatonutanga o Ngāi Māori te take, ko te hokinga mahara me te whakapono, ko mātou te iwi Māori te mana o Ruatau, koinei tētahi waka kia whai oranga te Māori.