The purpose of the Workforce Strategy Network is to provide regional strategic leadership and a mandated voice at a regional level for workforce that has:

  •         A regional focus
  •         A mental health and addiction specialty
  •         Linked to National Workforce Centre's direction
  •         Linked to Health Workforce New Zealand direction

The group was formed in January 2009 and has recently completed an Expression of Interest process to move into a managed network.  The Terms of Reference define the networks roles and responsibilities.

Click here for Terms of Reference

 


Workforce Strategy Members

Turaukawa Bartlett - Youth AOD Practitioner, Waikato (Chair

T BartletCredentials:

  • 2017 Bob Henare Award (Te Rau Matatini) – Excellence toward Māori Mental Health.
  • 2016 Careerforce Future Māori Business Leader Award
  • Level 7 Diploma in Addictions Counselling – Te Taketake (current studies)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Mental Health Support – Careerforce
  • Level 4 Certificate in Health Promotion
  • Level 5 Certificate in Whaikōrero / Tikanga studies – Te Wānanga o Raukawa
  • Level 4 Certificate in Te Reo Māori – Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

Sector Linkages & Networks:

  • Member of the ‘Tautoko ki Waikato’ – Waikato Mental Health Advisory Rōpū
  • Member of ‘Mana Tane ki Waikato’ – Māori Men’s Health Advisory Rōpū
  • Founding member of ‘Korowai Tupu’ – Professional Association of Youth Workers in Aotearoa
  • Member of ‘Safer Coromandel’ – Coromandel Health Promotion and Strategy Development Rōpū.

Profile:

Ko Maungakiekie te maunga, Ko te Waitematā te moana, Ko Māhuhu ki-te-rangi te waka, Ko Tumutumuwhenua te whare, Ko Takaparawhau te whenua, Ko Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrākei te iwi

I tipu ake au i Ōrākei i Takaparawhau, ā i reira whāngaihia ai e tōku kuia ki te reo Rangatira me ngā uara tuku iho.  Ka noho pūmau ki tōku whakapapa Māori me ngā tātai pākehā anō hoki i ahu mai i tōku pāpā.

He Māori ahau, he pāpā ahau, he hoa rangatira ahau ki te kuku o tōku manawa, he Tangata Whai Takiwātanga ahau hoki. Kua ngaua e au te paepae hamuti o te reo me ngā tikanga kia arotahitia ngā ara whakamua e rua e hikoina ai e tātou ngā Kaiāwhina mō te Hauora o ngā whānau katoa.

Nō te tau 2015 i whakatōhia ai te manawanui ki te manaaki tangata i roto i ahau, ā ka riro ai he tūranga Kaiāwhina Rangatahi i raro i te marumaru o Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki. Mai i taua wā kua whāia tōtika te pae oranga o ngā Rangatahi mā runga i te kaupapa MANAvation. Kua riro anō tētahi atu tūranga i Careerforce arā te Kaiwhakahononga matua e puāwai ai ngā pūkenga me te Rangatiratanga o ngā Kaiāwhina o Aotearoa.

Nā reira, kei Ngāi pīkoko ki te whai huarahi manaaki tangata, e kore e mimiti te aroha mō koutou.

I am a proud Māori, father, husband and tangata whai takiwātanga / diagnosed Asperger. I am an advocate of te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and bringing bi-cultural practice to life in every environment.

In 2015, I entered the mental health and addiction workforce as a Youth Worker based in the Hauraki region and completed an apprenticeship in Mental Health and Addiction Support under the guidance of Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki.

Since then, alongside my wife Aimee, founded MANAvation Hauora services supporting Rangatahi in secondary schools experiencing mental health addiction issues. We also lead Māori workforce development for Careerforce, where we are able to develop whanaungatanga with the sector in supporting the development of the Māori Kaiāwhina workforce across Aotearoa.

An unequalled drive to enhance leadership in Rangatahi Hauora, the ability to utilise whanaungatanga in partnership for collective success, and a willingness to push further than most for whānau and workforce Hauora.

I bring a proactive approach and passion for bringing kōrero to life through action and measurable Hauora outcomes for whānau, community, and the Hauora workforce.

My passion is underpinned and guided by a focus on accountability and the responsibility of supporting the next generation of workforce leaders, particularly Māori.

This determination to succeed for whānau Hauora drives my commitment to bringing a Māori, whānau and Rangatahi lens to all environments and ensuring that whānau are truly at the centre of Hauora.

Pene Te Puni - Service Leader, Taranaki 

Credentials:  BN, RCompN, PGCert Health Science

Sector Linkages: 

  •  Work in partnership with Taranaki District Health Board
  • Also working as a collaborative partner with Pathways and other Wise group services
  • Working along side corrections. Also involved with Sector trial collaborations
  • Functional relationships with addiction services- Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust and Salvation Army.

Profile: 

Of Ngati Awa descent, I am very privileged to be in a position of managing Mental Health and Addiction services for our Kaupapa Maori service that is owned by the 8 iwi in Taranaki.

I started working for the newly amalgamated Tui Ora 3 years ago and in that time have been part of large scale change with the Residential and Community Support service as well as an alignment across the entire organisation to better meet aspirational health and wellbeing outcomes for whanau.

My personal story is about my own journey from solo mother with young children, studying to be come a nurse and working in Mental Health in many varied roles such as community nurse, in patient nurse, residential and community care nursing over the previous decade and a half.

After obtaining a qualification for dual diagnosis, I worked in at Taranaki District health Board as a CEP Nurse before becoming the team leader for Alcohol and Drug service.

My passion has developed from an individual focus of wanting to provide the best care I possibly can to wanting to develop services to deliver the highest standard of service delivery possible.

My intention is to apply my skills and acquired talents to drive forward meaningful change in Mental Health and Addiction Services to best meet the needs of an evolving and changing population.

My additional passion is working with and for Taranaki Maori- it ensures my connectedness with who I am.

Skills:

  • Frontline clinician experience inclusive of adult learning/up-skilling.
  • Leadership of large teams and management experience.
  • Experience of clinical, operational and strategic planning and management.
  • Experience of managing multiple contracts and realignment of services project.
  • Passion for developing quality services and managing staff from a variety of skills and background.
  • Vision that aligns with ‘On track- knowing where we are going’
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to think outside of the square.
Hine Moeke-Murray - General Manager, Tairawhiti

Hine Moeke MurrayCredentials:  Bachelor of Matauranga Maori (Te Wananga o Raukawa), Post Graduate Diploma Maori Studies (Massey University), Post Graduate Diploma Maori and Management (Te Wananga o Raukawa), Educator, Facilitator for working with Maori world view in cultural and non cultural environments. Former Kaiarahi for the Cultural Assessment Team Mental Health and Addictions Tairawhiti District Health, Whakaruruhau Matua for Te Ara Nunumi NZQA, current member of Midlands Region Te Ao Whanau (formerly Midlands Region Generating Action for Family and Whanau), Cultural Advisor for NGO groups within Tairawhiti, tutor for Te Wananga o Raukawa and Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi in whanau and hapu development, tutor for appropriate cultural intervention and assessment for NGO sector within Te Tairawhiti, completed the suicide intervention and prevention diploma with Te Pu Wananga o Anamata, Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano

Sector Linkages:

Te Kupenga Net Trust, Recovery solutions, Midlands Regional Groups - Te Ao Whanau and Midland Workforce Advisory, Marae within Tairawhiti, Wananga, Mental Health Services and Education with Whanau, Ngati Porou Hauora, Turanga Health, Tairawhiti District Health and all Mental Health Sectors within the organisation.

Profile:

Ko Hikurangi te Maunga
Ko Waiapu te Awa
Te Te Aitang a Mate raua ko Ngati Rangi nga Hapu
Ko Maui te tipuna
Ko Maui te Atua
Ko Porourangi te tangata
Ko Nga Tini o Porou - Ngati Porou whanau whanui te iwi te rohe

I am first and foremost wahine Maori, a wife, mum and grandmother.  However in my other life I am a cultural assessor for the Cultural Assessment Team Community Mental Health and Addictions Tairawhiti District Health Board.  It is a privilege and pleasure to work for the only integrated cultural and mainstream team in Mental Health in Aotearoa that works alongside of the Psychiatric Assessment Team for all crisis and acute intervention 24/7, where kaupapa Maori intervention is valued, respected and acted on at first point of contact and assessment.  I have been in this role for nearly three years. Previously I worked for Hauora Maori in General Medicine as the Kaiatawhai – Advocate for Maori inpatients at TDH. I have also worked with the Bereavement Care Team (Mortality Management Specialists) Counties Manukau District Health Board.

I have had various past roles in leadership and management although not all in the health or the mental health sector. I chose a particular line of academic study specifically pertaining to Maori, Maori world view, Maori philosophy and Maori, Management and Leadership from a Maori perspective.  All the skills that I have gained are utilised in practice in Maori Mental Health.

I stay abreast of national drivers for Maori and participate in this from a NZQA forum with Te Whakaruruhau Hau Matua and as the chair of Te Ara Nunumi Whakaruruhau.

I have been extensively involved in the forward development of Mental health Assessment for hapu and train local NGO in cultural assessment appropriate to this rohe.

Skills I Bring:

A definite Maori lens in terms of working with family and whanau. I have extensive experience working at a national and regional level for Maori centred initiatives. I believe in and promote the health and well being of Maori and whanau and that the essence of Maori is found in our culture and the tohu that have been left by Tipuna.

  • Management
  • Auditing
  • Networking
  • Strategic Development
  • Strong Communication
  • Education and Training

I have management skills, assessment skills, auditing, the ability to view issues through a wide lens, I have extensive front line working knowledge of acute un-wellness for Tangata Whaiora and understand the absolute importance for the involvement of whanau whakapapa or whanau kaupapa as part of healing.

Marita Ranclaud - Relationship Manager, Lakes
Marita is Rotorua born and bred and has a background in mental health nursing with post graduate qualifications in Maori & Pacific Development and Health Science (C & A Psychiatry). Marita is passionate about mental health and has a particular interest in workforce development, youth & Maori mental health issues.
Terry Huriwai - Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rau Matatini 

Terry HuriwaiTerry would like to describe himself as quiet, shy and retiring. Many of those who know him may agree. The humble, compassionate gentleman who sits behind the glasses has supported the addiction sector for many years.                                  

Beginning his career as a probation officer in Christchurch he formalised various roles at Te Rito Arahi, Māori Alcohol and Drug Treatment Service with an iwi secondment in 1994. Since then, Terry has had roles in the National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago, the Ministry of Health, Matua Raki and now manager of the Te Hau Mārire programme within Te Rau Matatini.

Throughout the many roles, Terry has taken every opportunity to share knowledge at local, regional and national levels–to influence and shape practice and service delivery to enhance Māori wellbeing. Many will attest to the multitude of articles, guidelines and intel emailed at random times throughout the day or night.

Terry’s many achievements include publications in gambling, alcohol and other drug and workforce development. He has been involved in the development and implementation of the Takarangi Competency Framework and is a co-author of He Tete Kura, Māori Addiction Treatment:1980-2008. Terry can attest to the many challenges and continued growth in the sector but it is fair to say he has been an active participant in much of the past, current and future history of the addiction treatment sector. 

Terry would say one of his greatest achievements would be to spoil the ‘moko’ without getting caught by the parents.

Karin Isherwood - Senior Advisor, Werry Wharaurau

Karin IsherwoodKarin Isherwood is a Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist from the Wellington area. Originally from the US, Karin studied at the University of Connecticut and has a PG Certificate in Management from the University of Waikato.

Karin has held a number of roles at Capital & Coast DHB, including as Team Leader / Senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, later with the three DHB Region’s Service Integration and Development Unit (SIDU) as Senior Consultant Psychologist / Infant, Child and Youth Project Consultant.

Most recently Karin has been a Portfolio and Service Integration Manager – Mental Health and Addictions with SIDU. Karin is based in Wellington in the Auckland UniServices Ltd Office in Waring Taylor Street. She is quite mobile working with ICAMHS / Youth AoD services around the country.

Trish Gledhill - Lets Get Real Programme Lead, Te Pou

Trish GledhillMy role is to lead the programme of work for the implementation of the refreshed Let’s get real for working with people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs. I am engaging with key people to promote awareness and use of the framework and developing workforce initiatives and resources based on good practice for the sector.   

As a registered Occupational Therapist, I have held several practice and leadership roles within education, mental health, addictions and social service sectors. More recently as a Lead Advisor within Oranga Tamariki my work was focused on trauma informed practices. I am also a founding trustee of Kina Families and Addictions Trust, promoting family inclusive practices. 

My qualifications include a Master of Arts (Otago, Dist) Childhood and Youth Studies with a focus on resilience. Throughout my career I have maintained a strong interest in developing and supporting services that support my passion for the wellbeing of children and their whānau. I am very excited to further this work in my role at Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui.

Brian Thomas - Trust Manager, Bay of Plenty

brian-thomas.jpgBorn: Waimate South Canterbury

Raised: On a farm in Waikakahi 7 1/2 miles from Waimate.

Work History:

  • I year farming.
  • 14 years at Pukeuri freezing works, North Otago
  • 2 years - Waterfront Industries Commission - Mount Maunganui - Pay office, Labour accounts. Bureau.
  • 2 years 3rd, 2nd and 1st Chief North Shore Hospital, Auckland.
  • 18 months Cherry Farm Hospital – Otago: (1 yr. central kitchen, 3 months psychiatric assistant, 3 months managing a garden gang for Cherry Farm residents).
  • 4 years co-managing Rest Homes in Orokanui and Dunedin.
  • 10 years managing a level two home in Oamaru for people experiencing mental unwellness for PACT Otago, also managing 60 hours community support per week
  • I year as National Quality Coordinator for Supporting Families NZ. (then Schizophrenia Fellowship NZ)
  • 20 months as Acting National Manager for Supporting Families NZ. (then Schizophrenia Fellowship NZ)
  • 3.5 years as the Manager of the WORX Department for Gracelands Group of Services Te Awamutu.

Current Role: Trust Manager for the Western Bay of Plenty Mental Health Trust since 2011.

Quals: Certificates in:

  • Management.
  • Quality Systems and Auditing Principles.
  • International Management and Technology ISO 9001:2000 Lead Auditor.
  • NZIM Quality Management. NZOQ Internal Auditing.
  • Mental Health.

Trained in:

  • Solution Focused Supervision.
  • Family Connections Leadership.
  • Te Wana Accreditation and Quality Reviewing.
  • Mentoring.
  • Tiriti O Waitangi.

Plus many one-day trainings attended

Skills I bring: The above plus:

  • A passion for people and walking alongside.
  • Listening.
  • Life.
  • Sharing.
  • Decision-making.
  • Down-to-earthiness and a sprinkling of humour.

Representation: Families throughout the Bay of Plenty through networks and reports from key organisations, plus face to face consultation with families.

Nationally through long-term connections with organisations in the sector.

 


Other Members

  • Linda McCulloch
  • Tauha Te Kani

The Workforce Leadership Network is supported by the Midland Regional Mental Health & Addiction Network Team:

  • Eseta Nonu-Reid - Midland MH&A Region Director
  • Akatu Marsters - Midland MH&A Business Support Coordinator
  • Steve Neale - Midland MH&A Workforce Planning Lead
  • Belinda Walker - Midland Information Project Coordinator