Kaiwhakahaere Pakihi – Business Manager
Sean was born and raised in Kirikiriroa(Hamilton) and made the move to Tāmaki-Makaurau 6 years ago. Over the past 7 years he has taken up a variety of management roles in the health sector, with the last 4 being tailored to Mental Health. Currently Sean is completing his tohu in Health Services and majoring in Physcology. He is passionate about helping our people and their hauora. He believes that everyone deserves to live a full life and is an advocate in ensuring that our people have the ability to do so. His journey and life experiences have brought him into the health sector and he is of Ngāpuhi descent.
Kaiwhakahaere Haumanu – Clinical Manager
Arohanui graduated with a bachelor of Health and Science in 2004. She has experience working with Waitemata DHB specialising in Māori Mental Health and as a Health Improvement Nurse(HIP) in the Far North. Since moving back to Tāmaki-Makaurau in 2022, Arohanui has worked with multiple Kaupapa Māori NGO. She feels she has an understanding of what is precious and healing for our people which fuels her passion in the Mental Health Sector. Arohanui traces her whakapapa back to the Waikato.
"ki te kahore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi"
"whaowhia te kete mātauranga
"Awhi mai, Awhi atu"
Awhi Ora - Community Mobile Team
Cecilia Darling was a qualified baker by trade and worked in the food retail industry before a change of career two years ago to mental health as Te Kōtuku’s receptionist, house leader and administrator. Cecilia is currently guiding our Awhi Ora programme. Cecilia grew up in Avondale, Auckland and is of Samoan ancestry.
"Pūrerehua rere runga hau, pāpaki parirau rere runga e"
Ngā Parirau - Community Mobile Team
"Marangatahi tātou e ngā iwi, mā te kōtuku tātou e kawe ki te ōranga"
"Hinepiripiri kapohia, mā te kōtuku tātou e kawe ki te ōranga"
George has certificate in Mental Health and a bachelors of Chemistry, Physics and Math. He currently works within our Respite facility.