JOSIE SMITH – CEO
Josie has a background in ACC as the Regional Manager for Maori and Customer Services. She serviced both Auckland and Northland. Previously, she was Business Manager for facilitating Maori in business and developing Maori Providers for Te Puni Kokiri. Josie also has a financial background with 18 years as an ANZ bank manager. She is currently the interim Chair for Thrive Teen 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).
NATALIA KAIHAU – Service Manager
Ko Puketapu toku maunga, ko Waikato toku moana, ko Awaroa toku awa, ko Tahuna toku marae
Ko Ngati te Ata raua ko Ngati Whatua toku iwi
Natalia’s role as Service manager involves managing the strategic operations of the Support Hours team as well as three residential sites/whare. In addition to the planning and management of the teams, Natalia is involved in maintaining relationships between Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi and various clinical services. Natalia has had over a decade of senior management experience with a background in Finance and Strategic planning.
DONNA APANUI-WALSH – Hinepiripiri – Team Leader
Ko Horouta te waka, ko Hikurangi te maunga, ko Waiapu te awa, ko Hinerupe te marae, ko Ngati Porou te iwi
Donna started with Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi in 2001 as a reliever and became full time kaimahi in 2002. In 2003 she became Team Leader of a residential whare catering for male Tangata Whaiora. She then moved into Nga Poupou (Intensive Packages of Care) as a Kaimahi/community support worker. In 2008 Donna became Kaiarahi mo te tima o Nga Poupou (Team Leader of Nga poupou), overseeing a team of 4 dedicated Kaimahi. In 2012 Donna became Team Leader of Hinepiripiri – a residential whare catering for female Tangata Whaiora.
MARY MAPA – Planned Adult Respite – Team Leader
Mary has worked with Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi for over 20 years in our whare for wahine, whare for tane and, for the last five years, in our Planned Adult Respite service.
KATRINA EDMONDS – Marangatahi – Team Leader
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Maramarua te maunga
Ko Hokianga te moana
Ko Perenui te awa
Ko Hairini, ko Papua, ko okahu nga wahitapu
Ko Motukiore, ko Tuhirangi nga marae
Ko te Ngahengahe te hapu
Ko Ngapuhi te iwi
Katrina supervises the daily operation of the Marangatahi whare. Here she assists Tangata Whaiora on their journey to wellness and independence. In addition, she is involved with staff selection and the performance management, working with kaimahi to provide the support they need to excel in their roles. Katrina is a Registered Social Worker.
GILLIAN SHEPHERD – Chairperson
Ko Maunga Taniwha te maunga, ko Ngatokimatawhaorua, ko Mahuhu me Kurahaupo nga waka, ko Utakura te awa, Ko Hokianga te moana, ko Te Heuheu ko Mataraua, ko Te Paatu ko Pamapuria nga marae, nga tino rangatira o nga iwi, nga whanau nga hapu ko Ngapuhi nui tonu, ko Ngati Whatua, Te Rarawa, Ngati Kuri, Ngati Kahu, Ngai Takato, me Te Paatu.
Gillian has strong connections to the North and the rural community through both Whanau and Whenua, plus social and entrepreneurial links, with a focus on improving Maori Welfare.
GREG WOODCOCK – Deputy Chairperson
Greg Woodcock is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years clinical experience. In 1998 in completed six years with the Regional Psychiatric Forensic Service and, in 2003, three years with a Community Mental Health Service – South Auckland Health. He has a successful private practice and is registered with the Department of Courts as one of their authorised writers of psychological reports for the Youth Court, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. In October 2004 Greg was made a Specialist Assessor by the Director General of Health but relinquished that position in October 2007. As well as working in Psychology, Greg has been involved with the Anglican and Catholic churches.
DOREEN PURU – Trustee
Mental health nurse with experience in caring for forensic patients.
LYVIA MARSDEN – Trustee
CEO of Te Puna PHO, North Shore City.
BRIAN O’SHEA – Trustee
MIHIKORE ANDREWS – Trustee
WILSON GEOFFREY IRONS – Trustee