Board of Trustees
All Board Trustees have completed their Institute of Directors Training
Trustee - Chair
Kathie Hills is of Ngāti Apakura and is a self employed project management consultant in resource recovery. Kathie holds an MBA from Auckland University and consults around conflict resolution, strategic planning and new venture management. She is a farmer and has years of governance experience in local council as well as being a Member of the NZ Institute of Directors, completing the Chairperson's training.
Trustee - Deputy Chair
Greg Woodcock is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and runs Auckland Psychology Services. He is Board's Deputy Chair. Greg has had many years of experience in Onehunga local government, with Youth Trusts, was Crown Mediator for the State Services Commission and practised as a psychologist at the Mason Clinic. Greg has also been involved in the Anglican and Catholic churches.
Trustee - Kaumatua
Matua Albie Tepania is of Ngāpuhi and Te Rarawa/Te Aupōuri and currently enjoying his retirement after a long career with the Ministry of Education. Matua Albie is the Board’s Kaumatua. When not out supporting his many mokopuna, Matua Albie is also a member of Te Rōpu Kaumātua o Te Whānau o Waipareira.
Trustee - Whānau Representative
Gillian Houghton is of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Te Rārawa, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāi Takatō, and Te Paatu. Gillian is the Board’s Whānau Representative. Gillian has fifteen years’ experience as a past chair & treasurer of Te Kōtuku as well seven years’ experience in Whare Tīmatatanga Hou Ora Incorporated (Kaitaia Womens’ Refuge) as past treasurer and current chairperson.
Doreen Retimana is of Te Māhurehure of Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Kahu and has grown up in West Auckland.
Doreen is a Registered Nurse having worked in mental health for over 15 years. She has sound knowledge and experience within the forensic psychiatry setting and aims to enhance the delivery of care for all service users.
Trustee - Treasurer
Wilson Irons is the Board’s Treasurer and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Services Management, Diploma in Social Work and has over 40 years of experience in health and social services both as practitioner and manager. Wilson is currently the National Manager for Suicide Bereavement Services and Auckland Area Manager for Victim Support.
Dudley is of Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa and Waikato. He is a Registered Forensic Nurse with over 20 years’ experience in psychiatric and forensic services. Dudley was also a former Correction's Officer at Mt Eden Prison. He has seven years of governance experience and brings a focus on growth and development and the implementation of te reo Māori me ōna tikanga throughout the organisation.
Mel Hollis is a long track record in serving the community and advocating on behalf of Tāngata Whaiora. She is the Board's Consumer Adviser. Mel is of Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Porou, and Ngāti Kahungunu iwi. She holds a Bachelors in Clinical Social Work and currently works for a large mental health provider in Auckland.
Rāhera Shepherd is Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu and Ngāi te Rangi and is the Board’s Secretary. Rāhera is a Kōhanga Reo kaiako who strives to nurture and encourage young mokopuna and their whānau with te reo and tikanga Māori.
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