Fiona is deeply dedicated to supporting iwi-Māori led organisations using her expertise in Māori health outcomes, economic initiatives, and te taiao.
As the Chairperson of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua and Rehua Medical (General Practice clinic of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua), Fiona directs her focus towards providing a range of accessible and relevant health services across the Mataatua region. She emphasises a whānau ora approach to hauora and supports Māori organisations and community-led providers. Her focus is to help collective efforts aimed at addressing the inequities Māori and vulnerable persons experience within the existing health system.
Fiona is also a board member of Whānau Āwhina Plunket and an executive member of the Māori Women's Welfare League, contributing to strategic governance. Alongside her governance roles, she also works as an educator at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Her research focuses on Indigenous Business, as informed by her accounting, strategy, and modelling background.
Through her academic mahi, Fiona has developed specialised skills in mātauranga Māori health, community development, Whai Rawa (Māori Economies), Te Taiao (Natural Environment), and Mauri Ora (Wellbeing). She uses these skills to empower Iwi-Māori-led organisations, enhancing their focus on the organisation's purpose.