The Māori Expert Advisory Group was established in December 2018 to ensure that Māori perspectives on key aspects of the Health and Disability System Review are well considered and understood, and shape the Review's deliberations on system options for addressing inequity in health outcomes.

Sharon SheaSharon Shea (Chair)
Auckland based

Principal, Shea Pita & Associates Ltd
CEO, Manawaroa Ltd

Sharon is widely-recognised as a leader in the field of health and Māori development strategy, Whānau Ora, outcomes framework development, quality assurance and systems design, particularly in respect to issues affecting Māori.

Board member of Auckland DHB, Northland DHB, Healthcare Applications Ltd, Allliance HealthPlus PHO.

Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Auckland University. Masters in Comparative Social Policy from Oxford University (Awarded with Distinction). Sharon was recently awarded a MNZM for services to Māori health and development.

Iwi affiliations: Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Hine and Ngāti Hako.

Terryann ClarkDr Terryann Clark
Auckland based

Associate Professor, Nursing – Faculty of Medical and Health Services, University of Auckland and Child and Youth Friendly Cities Coordinator, Manaia Health PHO

Dr Terryann Clark is a registered comprehensive nurse with extensive experience in youth health, community health, sexual health, health promotion, youth mental health and Māori health. She works part time as a senior lecturer. She is a founding member of the Adolescent Health Research Group (AHRG) and was the principal investigator of the Youth'12 national youth health and wellbeing survey in secondary schools(external link). She currently leads an HRC project exploring the influence of whanaungatanga on Māori youth outcomes, and co-leads a youth health survey called Youth'19 Rangatahi Smart Survey(external link) with Dr Terry Fleming from the University of Victoria.  

  • RCpN (Nursing) Manukau Institute of Technology
  • MPH (Public Health) University of Auckland
  • PhD (Nursing) University of Minnesota, USA
  • Fellowship in Adolescent Health

Iwi affiliations: Ngapuhi

Takutai Moana KempTakutai Moana Natasha Kemp
Auckland based

CEO - Te Kaha o Te Rangatahi Trust – South Auckland

Takutai Moana is the CEO of Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust, a Māori Youth Health and Wellbeing Provider located in South Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa. She is also one of three CEOs who are part of the Kotahitanga Whānau Ora Collective. Takutai Moana has worked in the New Zealand health sector for the last 18 years. She is experienced in Community Development and has also worked in Māori Health Funding and Planning roles.

Iwi affiliations: Ngā Rauru, me ngā Iwi O Mōkai Pātea ko Ngāti Tamakōpiri, ko Ngāti Whitikaupeka, ko Ngāi te Ohuake, ko Ngāti Hauiti rātou ko Ngāti Paki me Ngāti Hinemanu

Dale BramleyDr Dale Bramley
Auckland based

Dr Bramley is the CEO of the Waitemata District Health Board. Waitemata DHB is the largest DHB in the country serving a population of 630,000 people. He has medical qualifications from the University of Auckland (BHB, MBChB), a Master’s Degree in Public Health (first MPH class honours) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Henley, United Kingdom. He is currently the New Zealand chief examiner of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine and an adjunct professor at AUT University. He is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine. Currently Dr Bramley is the Deputy Chair of the Health Quality and Safety Commission. A recipient of the international Harkness Fellowship in 2003. He has previously served on the National Health Committee and the National Ethics Committee.

Iwi affiliations to Ngā Puhi and Ngāti Hine.

Linda NgataLinda Ngata
Christchurch based

Executive Management - Te Rūnanga o Ngā Maatawaka

Since 1993 Linda has been overseeing the operations of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Maatawaka drawing on her financial, operational and general management skills to successfully lead out initiatives, projects and programmes in the education and training, social services, health, housing, economic development, Māori, community development and building financial capability sectors

Te Rūnanga O Ngā Maatawaka are contracted by the Ngā Hau E Whā National Marae Charitable Trust, Board of Trustees to manage the operations of the Marae and Linda has been pivotal in shaping the services sited at the Marae in Otautahi.  The success of the services can be attributed to her securing resources and forming critical relationships with several agencies and groups where collaboration, mediation, partnership and interpersonal communication skills are paramount.

She was involved in the development of the Integrated Safety Response initiative rolled out in Christchurch and also provided an enormous resource through three (3) of her staff members becoming Lead Professionals and seconded to the implementation phase of the Children’s Team Project in the communities of interest

Iwi Affiliations - Ngāti Porou

Sue CrengleAssoc. Professor Sue Crengle
Invercargill based

Sue obtained her medical, MPH, and PhD degrees from the University of Auckland. She holds specialty qualifications in general practice and public health medicine. Sue has worked as a GP in Māori providers and ‘mainstream’ providers. Sue was a recipient of a Harkness Fellowship in Health Policy 1999–2000. Her research interests include health services research, inequities in health, and child and youth health. Sue works part-time as a GP in Invercargill and as an Associate Professor Hauora Māori in the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, Otago.

Iwi affiliations: Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe and Kāi Tahu Iwi

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