Our People

” Mā pango mā whero ka oti ai te mahi. “
” With red and black the work will be complete “

Meet our board

Board Directors

Arama Prime, Director


Winnie Leach, Director


Louis Gill, Deputy Chair


Te Rau Allen, Director

Waimate North

Ngawai Tuson, Director


Hone Sadler, Chair Person


Myrtle Sanson, Director


Management team

Te Ropu Poa

General Manager

Named as one of Māoridom’s 100 most inspiring health leaders in New Zealand, Te Rōpū Poa (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu & Ngāti Wai) leads the strategic development of a purpose-driven team committed to improving the health and wellbeing outcomes of people with a particular focus on Maori.  Her mission is to reduce the health and social inequities that exist for Māori by collaborating with like-minded partners who want to make a difference.


Nardea Mio

Operations Manager

Nardea Mio (Ngāi Tai, Te Whakatohea, Ngāti Porou and Ngāi Tūhoe) brings more than 10 years’ experience in administration, finance and payroll at a leadership level and 5 years’ in accounting and auditing to her role with THOON.  Nardea’s aspirations are for our future generations to thrive and to be healthy a wairua, a tinana, a hinengaro and to live their life’s purpose.

Ebony Prime

Business Manager

Ebony Prime (Te Hikutu, Ngāti Manu) joined Te Hau Ora Ō Ngāpuhi in 2015 during the merge of Te Hau Ora Ō Kaikohe with Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-O-Ngāpuhi. As Operations Manager she ensures our services align with our vision and values and, importantly, that they meet the needs of whānau.  Many families we work with are already entrenched in daily practices in Te Ao Māori such as karakia, whakapapa, hauora, kai, rongoa, housing, etc, and Ebony sees the support Te Hau Ora Ō Ngāpuhi provide to whakamana our whanau is important to build and strengthen their natural kaupapa and cultural resilience.

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Georgina Tuhiwai

Practise Lead

Practice Lead Georgina Tuhiwai (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Whātua) knows people can achieve their aspirations when they feel empowered. With this in mind, Georgina leads her team to empower whānau by wrapping services around them under the Whānau Ora model of practice, which puts whānau at the centre of their own decision-making. Georgina brings a wealth of experience in Health, Education,  Māori Development, Social Services and Corrections to Te Hau Ora Ō Ngāpuhi, where she maintains the ISO accreditation and quality management.

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