Dr Teah Carlson
Speech & Language Therapist
Kia ora whānau.
Ko Titirangi te maunga
Ko Ūawa te awa
Ko Puketawai rāua Ko Te Rāwheoro ngā marae
Ko Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti me Ngāti Porou ngā iwi
Mātauranga Māori, practicing and developing rauemi from a Te Ao Māori perspective to support our whānau and kaiako is a passion of mine.
I have a background in Speech and Language Therapy and have worked in education since 2002. My time in education has included working within a kaupapa māori organisation, lecturing first year SLT students and working closely alongside whānau, kaiako and tamariki Māori in Kura Kaupapa and Te Kohanga Reo.
Supporting and building courageous Māori leaders is a focus area that I have and I believe that Ngā Pou Mana is a platform to grow this rangatiratanga within and across our health and education systems.
Ko Tongariro te maunga
Ko Taupo te moana
Ka titiro ki ngā wai o Ōnekeneke e hīhī ana ki te kōpua kānapanapa o Tamamutu
Ko Kurapoto te whare tupuna
Ko Waipahihi te Marae
Ko Ngāti Hinerau me Ngāti Hineure nga Hapū
Ko Ngāti Tuwharetoa te Iwi
For the last several years I have been working as a Physiotherapist in Tauranga Moana at Tauranga Hospital. Here I have been navigating my way through the world of health and well-being and learning how quickly the allied health workforce evolves and develops. I approach health from a holistic perspective and hope to further develop my knowledge and practice within Te Ao Māori. I am passionate about building strong relationships and providing opportunities for not only our new graduate colleagues but also connecting with our experienced work force.
E ngā mana, E ngā reo, tēnā rā koutou katoa.
He uri tēnei nō Horouta rāua ko Mātaatua waka e mihi ana! Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Rongomaiwāhine, Te Aitanga A Hauiti, Ngāti Porou rāua ko Te Whānau A Apanui ngā iwi.
I have a background in Occupational Therapy, and more recently worked as a Project Manager in the Whānau Ora space. I am currently working in the role of Kaiwhakahaere for Ngā Pou Mana, and was the previous Chair of the organisation from 2016-2018. I am passionate and committed to advocating for Māori to have a greater voice in decision making when it comes to health and wellbeing, and for Indigenous ways of doing and being to be valued, respected and implemented into the sectors. I am proud and honoured to be a part of Ngā Pou Mana to support the development and growth of Ngai Māori to be leaders of transformative change.
James Mangai John Makowharemahihi
Executive Committee Member
Ko Aotea te waka, mai ngā kāhui maunga o Ruapehu ki Tangaroa ka rere te awa tupua ko Whanganui. Ko Te Ātihaunui -a-pāpārangi te iwi, ko Ngāti Tūpoho te hapū, ko Pūtikiwharanui te marae. Ko KīngiTōpia Tūroa te tupuna ariki rangatira. Ko Takarangi Metekīngi te whānau.
Ko taku mahi i raro i te kawanata o Mid Central District Health Board he tūrangaAdvanced Practitioner Oncology (Social Worker/Counsellor) 2016 – 2018 i te hōhipera me te hapori o ManawatūHorowhenua kei Papaioea-Palmerston North Hospital Regional Cancer Treatment Service.
E ngā mana e ngāreo o Ngā Pou Mana (Māori Allied Health Practitioners) kia tū tika ai kei ngā mita me ngā tikanga a ō tātou mātua tīpuna hei korowai mō tātou hīkoi I runga I te mata o te whenua. Kia hāpai te taha wairua me te taha ao kikokiko Māori i raro I ngānako i ngā wāhanga kaupapa o te manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, kaitiakitanga, mātauranga , wairuatanga.
Executive Committee Member
He uri mokopuna tenei no Te Whānau-A-Apanui, Ngāti Porou me Ngāti Awa i te taha o tōku māmā tērā. Ki te taha o tōku pāpā, no Ngapuhi-nui-tonu, Waikato-Tainui me Ngāti Pikiao.
Ko Hōri Kingi ahau.
For over a decade I have worked with Indigenous communities in the Youth and Social Service sectors. I have worked alongside communities utilising strength-based approaches, culturally grounded interventions, mentoring and cultural supervision. “He moana pukepuke, e ekengia te waka, a choppy sea can be navigated”.
Ko au, ko koe, ko tātou! Experience has proven there is power in collaboration. Being authentic in my approach is a daily discipline that leads to desired and impactful results. I do my best to uphold the integrity of kaupapa where I am involved. You can have anything you want in this world so long as you help other people get what they want.
Executive Committee Member
Clinical Social Worker
Ki te taha o tōku Papa,
Ko Taupiri te Maunga
Ko Waikato te Awa
Ko Ngāti Mahuta, Ko Ngāti Pou ngā Hapu
Ko Waikato te iwi
Ko Wahi Pa te Marae
Ko Tainui te Waka
Ki te taha o tōku Mama,
Ko Tararua te Maunga
Ko Oroua te Awa
Ko Tahuriwakanui te Hapu
Ko Ngāti Kauwhata Iwi
Ko Aorangi te Marae
I currently work as a clinical social worker within the Regional Youth Forensics Service and Taiohi Tu Taiohi Ora teams for the Auckland District Health Board
I am passionate about working with our Māori Whānau. I believe that Māori thinking should be at the forefront of all interventions for Māori and I’m committed to supporting better outcomes for our Whānau.
He uri au nō Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maru anō hoki.
I am a recent graduate of Physiotherapy and am now working at Tauranga DHB.
My passion lies in indigenous health and wellbeing, and advocating for Māori to be at the forefront of decision making when managing their health. I believe in working collaboratively to provide mana enhancing holistic care.
Alongside this, I have a strong interest in supporting rangatahi into careers within the health space, and believe in ensuring equitable opportunities for tauira Māori to thrive and succeed in this space.