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Tui Ora Staff Profiles

We have professionally and culturally competent staff who visit homes, marae, workplaces or wherever people feel comfortable. They are a complementary mix of nurses and doctors, health educators and promoters, social and youth workers and other allied health workers, as well as business, ICT, marketing, administration and HR staff.

In many of our services kaiāwhina walk alongside clients and their whānau, offering practical support and education, co-ordinating transport, supporting clients at appointments and finding out about related services. Kaumātua and kuia help address cultural aspects of mental unwellness as well as advocating for tangata whai ora.

Read about the jobs our staff do and the people they help.

Nadja Bernhardt

Activity Based Recovery Programme Co-ordinator ,
Activity Based Recovery Programme

Five years in her role hasn’t dimmed the energy of Nadja Bernhardt, an activity guru working in mental health. more

Nadja Bernhardt

Trish Sison

Registered Nurse ,
Te Whare Mahana & Tira Motuhake Service

Another round of tertiary training didn’t deter registered nurse Trish Sison from tackling the area of mental health nursing. more

Trish Sison

Krista Harrison

Youth Worker ,
Youth Services

As a Kiwi tour guide, Krista Harrison once journeyed with foreign backpackers - now she's walking alongside young people (taiohi) in South Taranaki. more

Krista Harrison

​Te Haupai Korewha

Health Promoter ,
Oranga Hapori

Science, the environment and health – the way they fit together has motivated Te Haupai Korewha, a Tui Ora health promoter. more

​Te Haupai Korewha

Vocational Support Service

Vocational support specialists

​The Vocational Support Service (VSS) at Tui Ora has all the bases covered. more

Vocational Support Service

Dr Tom Huitson

GP ,
Tui Ora Family Health

Taranaki Family Health’s newest GP, Tom Huitson, has noticed huge similarities and differences since arriving at the practice in October 2018. more

Dr Tom Huitson

​Bernard Leuthart

Clinical Director ,
Tui Ora Family Health

​Bernard Leuthart (pictured above) moved from Wellington to take up the role of Clinical Director at Tui Ora. more

​Bernard Leuthart

Georgia Kenyon

​Whānau Ora Team Leader ,
​Whānau Ora Team

​Whānau Ora Team Leader Georgia Kenyon understands what it's like to stand up against a health system. more

Georgia Kenyon