Kia ora, I have worked at WHA for the past ten years, having joined the team as Policy Analyst in 2008 and was appointed Senior Policy Analyst in 2012. My current role is as a part-time consultant as I am also undertaking my PhD in Sociology at the University of Auckland on issues related to women’s health care in Aotearoa New Zealand. My current role at WHA includes consultations and submission writing, representing health consumer issues at various levels of the health system, researching and writing on various health issues, and promoting the importance of critical gender analysis in health promotion, public health and health service provision. I have a special interest in women’s sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice; weight and size acceptance; ethics of caring; and social justice in health. I am a registered midwife, have a Masters of Philosophy in Women and Gender Studies and am a new parent to a lovely wee person called Bell.
Kia ora, I am the Policy Analyst and Health Promoter for Women’s Health Action. I first joined the WHA team as the Health Information Coordinator in 2017, while studying. My background is in Law and Arts, majoring in Gender Studies and International law. I also completed my Masters of Human Rights degree in 2017. As Health Promoter, I lead our annual events including our National Big Latch On , Women’s Suffrage and Eat, Play, Love. WHA is a wonderful organisation that empowers women and has broadened and strengthened my skill-base. As an individual, I value equality, social justice and activism, which are significant attitudes of WHA and am proud to be a staff member!
Kia ora, I joined WHA in 2008 and am currently the Director of WHA and the Maternal and Child Health Manager overseeing our Maternal and Child Health portfolio. I have a background in Public Health and am passionate about supporting services to embrace genuine partnership with consumers to support people centered health care. As a mum of three young children, I am also immersed in the realities of parenting and understand the joys and challenges faced by parents and caregivers.
Ina Te ora o mama- Ka ora te whanau katoa. Kia ora koutou- Ko Tasha Wharerau ahau, no Te Mahurehure ahau. Hi, my name is Tash I am from the Hokianga and live in Paihia. I am a mum of 3 beautiful tamariki, Vijay 15, Julian 10, Jacinta-Lee who is 5. For the past 8 years I have been a breastfeeding advocate for Te Tai Tokerau, as well as a breast and cervical screening support to service. Women’s health is important to me as when mum is in good health the family is in good health for the same reason it makes my heart happy to see mums breastfeed their babies! I am a Health Promoter at Women’s Health Action.