ProCare Youth Advisory  

ProCare has established a Youth Advisory Group to provide guidance to ProCare based on lived experiences, to help us improve health outcomes for children and young people. The group will also guide ProCare on implementation of our population health strategy. The group is made up of young people aged 15 to 24 years from diverse backgrounds living in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Oggy Nweke (Co-Chair)


Oggy is an Advisor for Global Citizenship NZ and has been an intern at the Office of Human Rights Proceedings and YouthLaw Aotearoa. 

“I'm excited to korero with all the amazing young people selected  across Auckland on health issues that affect us the most.”

Ayush Sharma (Co-Chair)


Ayush is currently studying a BHSc/LLB(Hons) at the University of Auckland. He is also a Mental Health and Disability Law Committee Student Representative at ADLS and a Submissions Sub-Committee Member for the New Zealand Law Student’s Association.

“For the youth advisory group to be most effective, it is crucial that it acts as a bridge between decision-makers and the array of young people disenfranchised from the status quo. I am most looking forward to ensuring that the knowledge and unique lived experiences of those young people are given a safe, supportive platform to engage in meaningful discussion and have this translated into positive, tangible change in youth health outcomes across Tāmaki Makaurau.”

Carolyn Matthew


“I am most excited about meeting and working with a diverse group of young people who like me, are passionate about equitable healthcare.” 

Kayla-Jackson Shaw, Ngāti Whātua

Kayla-Jackson has recently finished college at Auckland Girls’ Grammar School in 2022 and is planning to study a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Māori Studies and Political and International Relations, and hopefully a Bachelor of Law, at the University of Auckland.

Kahlia Pai

Māori (Te Ākitai Waiohua – Ngāti Te Ata, Te Āti Awa – Kaitangata, Ngāti Maniapoto - Kinohaku)

Kahlia is a Te Taonga Waka Ama winner, Blues Award recipient and Student contribution award winner.

“I’m looking forward to working along side ProCare as well as being the next generation’s voice to develop some new ideas that engage with our youth.”

Ken Tse


I am in my final year studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences/Laws Conjoint at the University of Auckland. In addition to my full-time studies, I also work 28 hours/week with the Faster Cancer Treatment Team at Auckland DHB, ensuring that patients with a high suspicion of (or confirmed) cancer receive their first treatment as soon as possible.

Depali Lamba


"I am really looking forward to working with the youth advisory group! Civics is an area that strongly interests me, and I think working with ProCare will be an insightful learning experience and will broaden my perspective and knowledge."

Ayush Singh

Fijian Indian

"We all have this light within us, which keeps us going and guides us, as a moral compass, for me it is the deep desire to make a real and everlasting impact. I continually strive to work hard, develop my skills and put people's interests in the centre of my actions."

Leila Belt

Samoan & NZ European

"I am passionate about health and collectively improving the community by making health services more accessible. I am interested in pursuing a career in Health Sciences or Medicine, and eager to use my voice to promote inclusivity while advocating for youth in Tamaki Mākaurau."

Skyler Anderson

Indian, Japanese and NZ European

I am a Carmel College Year 12 student with a passion for health and I'm interested in pursuing a profession in psychology. I feel that the Youth Advisory Group will enable me to bring a positive change, particularly when it comes to young people's healthcare in New Zealand. I would like to use my platform to promote mental health and well-being among Aotearoa's youth.