Tureiti graduated from the Waikato University with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and began work as a Barrister and Solicitor with McCaw Lewis, Chapman prior to becoming the Managing Director of Te Kohao Health. Tureiti has a background in early childhood education in Te Kohanga Reo as the Coordinator of Te Kohanga Reo, establishing many Kohanga Reo across the North Island. She is the Deputy Chair of the Kirikiriroa Family Services Trust, a Trustee on the Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa Maori Urban Authority and a member of the Waikato DHB Iwi Maori Council. Tureiti’s commitment comes from her personal belief in “Ko te amorangi ki mua, Ko te hapai o ki muri” – “Honour what is sacred first, and everything else will find its way.
Denise has extensive Human Resources background with over eight years of active experience. Denise has a good organisational understanding and has played a key part in liaising with different organisations and providing information for all employees from junior staff through to senior management and the Board of Directors.
Denise's active involvement with education began with Kohanga Reo being part of the Kohanga Reo Whānau that helped establish a Kura Kaupapa in Hamilton. This naturally led to active involvement in Kura for ten years and she later served as a member of the board for Nga Tai Atea Wharekura. Denise has extensive experience working in the community and particularly schools, providing health education and promotion. This promotion and education has been and continues to be delivered to education students in secondary and tertiary institutions both locally and with international students.
Denise has extensive experience working in the community and particularly schools, providing health education and promotion. This promotion and education has been and continues to be delivered to education students in secondary and tertiary institutions both locally and with international students.
Nadine has extensive experience working within the Public and Health sectors. Her administrative background has assisted Te Kōhao with stabilising its foundations internally. Being heavily involved with the Department of Justice, Nadine was awarded the highly esteemed Justice Gold Pin for her service.
Having also won the Nga Ahuatanga Scholarship, Nadine attended Massey University to complete her Post Grad qualification in Public Sector Management. Nadine has been with Te Kōhao Health for over eight years and is responsible for the organisation-wide administration, IT, quality, property and security.
Kiri joined Te Kōhao Health in 2012 bringing knowledge and experience in training, development and implementation of programmes. Kiri completed her Bursary in Māori at the age of 14 and then further advanced her Reo at University and minored in Māori as part of her degree. She has also completed a Master of Indigenous Studies at the University of Otago.
Throughout her employment history, Kiri has been involved in many of the business systems to ensure they meet both funding requirements and function to their full capacity so as to better serve whānau and the wider community. Kiri has extensive experience in performance monitoring and reporting to relevant funding partners. She has participated and conducted many Audits and Accreditation certifications and is well versed in quality assurance.
Joining Te Kōhao Health in 2010, Stella is responsible for all aspects of finance for the team. Stella has extensive experience in Finance & Administration, both in New Zealand and the Unity Kingdom. Having over 20 years of experience within local government and education sector in the UK, Stella worked with schools and early childhood centres, and also with central services such as Social Work and Psychologists.
Her financial experience includes working on a number of grant-funded projects in the UK education sector, mostly government funded projects. Her experience in New Zealand includes work as a Business Analyst with Te Wananga O Aotearoa and its subsidiary MO1 Limited.
Gail has been with Te Kōhao Health over 7 years and has a wealth of experience in social services and community working, including management and leadership. She is heavily involved with iwi, hapu and marae initiatives and projects. Gail has an extensive history working with youth and at-risk whānau over the past 30 years.
Gail is involved in planning, implementing and monitoring various projects with Te Kōhao Health and externally. Gail has been a key component in the success of the Whānau Ora implementation and organisation transformation.