Tracee Te Huia

Te Pōpoto, Uri Taniwha, Ngāti Rehia, Ngāti Kapotai ngā hapū Ngapuhi te Iwi He whāngai hoki ahau ki Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga

Having been a health leader in the sector twenty-three years, at local regional and national levels in the system, Tracee Te Huia has an explicit knowledge and understanding of the health and social atrocities related to Maori in Aotearoa. Shes worked in hospital and community settings and leads with a Matauranga Maori and tikanga lens. 

Tracee led the Hawke’s Bay DHBs response for the first contemporary health claim in Aotearoa, WAI 692 which was related to the closure of the Napier Hospital.  In addition, I was one of five researchers commissioned by the Ministry of Health to complete a one-year project to research historical negative impacts on Māori health from 1840-1995 to inform the Ministry and the WAI 2575 claimants. This report was submitted to the Ministry on the 22 August 2019 and was supporting evidence for the establishment of the Maori Health Authority. 

Tracees held governance roles in Education, Local Authority and the NGO sector. She’s been a Hearings Commissioner for the Resource Management Act and is a current member of the Institute of Directors NZ.  Tracee is well versed in both governance and management systems.  

Currently, she serves as the Regional Director Northern for Te Aka Whai Ora, the Māori Health Authority. In this role, the Authority focuses on leading and monitoring transformational change to address the hauora health and wellbeing needs of whānau Māori.

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Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority confirms interim leadership appointments

He Rangatira Our Leaders

Dr Rawiri McKree Jansen

Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Hinerangi

Dr Rawiri McKree Jansen's mahi in hauora Māori, at both grassroots and national levels, speaks volumes about his passion for improving equity within New Zealand's health system.

Ariana Simpson

Ngati Awa, Te Whānau -ā- Apanui, Ngāti Rangihouhiri

Ariana is known and respected for her dedication to whānau through her advocacy for social justice and social change in stopping violence against women and children.

Patrick Salmon

Ngāti Awa, Ngai Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Ngati Tukorehe, Rongowhakaata, Tūwharetoa

Patrick Salmon is an advocate and public voice for ways to share and uphold the well-being of Māori in modern-day society. He uses his creative skills and innovative thinking to develop solutions that support the oranga aspirations of a person's life journey.

Louise Ihimaera

Whānau-ā-Kai, Ngāti Kahungungu, Whakatohea, Ngāti Porou

Passionate about quality Māori mental health and addiction services, innovative workforce programmes, solutions-focused and absolutely determined are the words that first come to mind about Louise.