Meet our team

The kaupapa of the Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō (NMoA) Leadership Group is to provide stewardship for the programme and to act collectively as kaitiaki to determine the strategic direction, provide advice, endorse operational activity, and to support, guide and ensure performance targets are met and reported in a timely manner for programme workstreams. All the members of the Leadership Group and the Programme team are graduates of the Ngā Manukura leadership training.

Our Programme Team

Lorraine Hetaraka-Stevens, RN

Nurse Leader - National Hauora Coalition (Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Arawa)
Lorraine has been the Associate Director of Nursing - Māori Health at the Auckland District Health Board, a joint appointment with the University of Auckland and the Nursing Director at ProCare. She is now the Nurse Leader for the National Hauora Coalition and a big advocate for primary care nursing. She is a fellow and board member of the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) as well as being on a number of national committees and working (Photo credit: Aerial Vision for Nursing Review NZ)

Taima Campbell

Programme Manager (Ngāti Tamatera; Ngāti Maru; Ngāti Kiriwera)
Taima Campbell RGON, MHSc (Nsg) is the Director for Hauraki Health Consulting Ltd and the Programme Manager (part-time) for Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō. If you have any questions about the programme or would like to register your interest for future training - please contact me.

Our leadership team

Mata Forbes

RN, Kuia, Living Legend (Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Mūtunga)
Mata worked in the Department of Critical Care Medicine for over thirty years and pioneered the Kai Atawhai service at Auckland Hospital. At the time of her retirement – she was ADHB's longest serving Māori nurse. She is a passionate advocate for cultural safety, a life member of the National Council of Māori Nurses and was the recipient of the NZNO Akenehi Hei Award in 2012. She has been a member of the Ngā Manukura Steering Group since its inception. We are very lucky to have her.

Donna Foxall, RN

Te Kaunihera o Ngā Neehi Māori o Aotearoa National Council of Māori Nurses
Donna was also elected Tumuaki o Te Kaunihera o Ngā Neehi Māori o Aotearoa in May 2017. This is her second term on the leadership group.

Katarina Komene RM

LMC (Nga Puhi;Ngatihine; Te Arawa;Tuhourangi)
Katarina is a midwife and has previously worked for Turuki Healthcare Trust in Auckland and was previously a self employed midwife. She is one of the Project Leaders for "Te Maunga Tapuhi" a student support programme for Māori midwifery students studying at AUT. The programme brings together Māaori midwifery students with registered midwives to meet "kanohi ki te kanohi" to kōrero and provide support in whatever way students may need. Check out our graduate page for more information.

Nicky Nelson, RN

Nurse Educator - Waikato DHB (Ngāti Kahungungu; Rangitaane)
Since completing the programme Nicky has become a co-facilitator for the Maori and Pacific Island NETP/NESP study days at Waikato DHB. She has also become actively involved in the new mentorship programme based on the Tuakana – Teina model. Nicky completed the Nga Manukura training in 2016 and also attending the Governance Training for Emerging leaders day. Nicky was part of the project team who developed Māramatanga a toolkit to support nurses to deliver culturally safe practice.

Ramai Lord, RN

Māori Health Manager, Pegasus Health (Charitable) Ltd (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ngāi Tahu, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Porou)
Ramai is a member of Te Kāhui o Papaki Kā Tai – Canterbury Māori Advisory Group, Māori Caucus – Canterbury Clinical Network, Pegasus Clinical Board, Nursing leadership and Population Health and Community Engagement team – Pegasus Health. Ramai has a clinical background in primary health care and since taking on the role of Māori Health Manager in 2011 her focus has been on equitable access and improved health outcomes for Māori living in Canterbury. She is a passionate advocate for developing Māori nurses in clinical practice.

Nicole Pihema, RM

Nicole is a practicing community midwife who has previously worked in hospital environments providing midwifery care. Since completing the programme in 2012 she has become actively engaged in her profession and is a supporter and advocate for Māori midwifery students and their role in maternity care. She is the Chairperson for the Northland Branch of the College of Midwives (NZ) and has several other professional roles and responsibilities. She is passionate about rural health and equitable access to care for Māori.