Chief Executive Officer
Ko Horouta te waka
Ko Waiapu te awa
Ko Hikurangi te maunga
Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi
Ko Ngāti Rangi te hapū
Ko Reporua te marae
Ko Tu AuAu te whare tipuna
Ko Geoff Milner toku ingoa
Geoff took up the role as CEO for the Trust on 24th April 2017 having relocated to Ngāti Hine from Te Tairāwhiti (Gisborne Turanganui-a-kiwa). Geoff brings experience in senior management, governance and private enterprise to Ngāti Hine Health Trust as well as experience in a pre and post Treaty Settlement environment within Ngāti Porou. Having worked in various roles within the health sector in Hawkes Bay and Tairāwhiti as well as on the ground experiences within Te Tairāwhiti, Geoff is well placed to contribute to the issues and opportunities for Ngāti Hine Health Trust and is keen to learn from other Māori Providers across Aotearoa as well as our neighbours within Te Tai Tokerau. Geoff counts it a privilege to serve Ngāti Hine Health Trust and acknowledges the strong foundations laid by former leaders. He is committed to the kaupapa of whānau ora.
Geoff’s wife Reubena is currently employed by He Korowai Trust in Kaitaia and their youngest son Jack is presently studying at Auckland University. They also have two adult children.
Chief Operating Officer
MA First Class Hons, BA, DipTchg, NZTTC
Te Ngahengahe, Ngai Tuteauru, Ngati Kahu.
Marangai marangai, whiu atu taku manu ki tua o te pae Pūhangatohorā, kourua ko Whakarongorua
E papaki mai ana nga tai o Te Hokianga Whakapau Karakia ki raro
Jen’s whakapapa anchors her to the Hokianga. On both her grandparents and great grandparents sides, with her strongest identity links there. She attended Okaihau College. Her previous roles have related to Te Reo, Whānau, Education and Tikanga having held many senior levels of responsibility. This has included Treaty Tribunal research for the Hokianga Claimant Group, and Te Taitokerau Regional Coordinator: Victoria University of Wellington in Māori Medium Te Reo Māori Kaiako Professional Development Programme.
Her role as Chief Operations Officer – Whānau Ora is a key function charged to lead the operations of the Trust in what is a dynamic and challenging environment. The leadership team leads the implementation of the new way of working to support our whānau. Jen’s role is to work collaboratively in the leadership team to galvanise our kaimahi as part of our new organisational structure and new model of Whānau Ora Practice. Understanding that we continue our current work with whānau, at the same time learning to do that differently and learning to operate as one organisation. She looks forward to continuing this exciting work with Ngāti Hine Health Trust (NHHT) and is thankful to those who have entrusted her with this responsibility and opportunity to contribute to the journey.
The NHHT Strategic Plan 2018-2030 sets out a clear blueprint for a direction that will ultimately position NHHT, not for what Government wants but for what Whānau need in order to lead their own wellbeing journeys.
We seek to reconfigure our service design and delivery to align with thinking and practice that places whānau at the centre of everything we do, that encourages whānau leadership and that – in a systemic context and in the long-term is driving to ‘One Whanau, One Plan, One Place’
Chief Financial Officer
Ko Motatau te maunga
Ko Taikirau te awa
Ko Matawaia, ko Motatau ngā marae
Ko Hineamaru te tūpuna
Ko Ngāti Hine, ko Te Hikutu ngā hapū
Ko Ngāpuhi to Iwi
Ko Neri Paraha te tūpuna tane
Ko Heni Ngapeka Te Whata te tupuna wahine
Ko Heni Paraha tōku mama
Ko Bryan Webber tōku papa
Ko Jensen Webber taku ingoa
Jensen attended Northland College in Kaikohe and his wife Kate previously worked at Ngati Hine Health Trust in the Tamariki Ora team. He is well known in the Health sector having held roles as the Chief Executive Officer for Te Tai Tokerau Primary Health Organisation (PHO) and as the Portfolio Manager for the Northland District Health Board (NDHB). Jensen’s role as the Chief Financial Officer has some key areas of focus. To lead financial management and performance for the Trust; develop a growth strategy focused on whanau satisfaction; build on existing networks and relationships to optimise service provision to whanau; and transform wellbeing data to meaningful analytics and visualisations.
Tikanga, People & Practice
Tikanga, People and Practice
MA First Class Hons, BMD, BASS, DipCTT, DipTertTchg
Taupiri te maunga, ka titiro ki Motatau. Waikato te awa ka tere ko Taikirau, huri atu ki te Waiomiomio, rere atu ki Taumarere herehere i te riri. Tainui, Waikato, Maniapoto ngā iwi, ka here ki ngā hapū kia Ngāti Te Tarawa me Ngāti Hine ara kia Ngāpuhi nui tonu. Ko ahau te uri o ngā tangata.
Amadonna was raised largely in Ngāti Hine and attended Bay of Islands College. She comes into the role with a strong background in communications, strategic planning, and kaupapa Māori projects. Her past roles included the communications manager for Family Start Manukau that serviced both East Tamaki and Counties Manukau and was the communications advisor for the Waitangi Tribunal. She later retrained as a social worker and more recently was an on-air host for Ngāti Hine FM. Amadonna’s role in the Tikanga, People and Practice position is innovative and reflects a dynamic re-focus and re-connection with whānau at the centre of all our mahi. The role will lead a whānau centred approach in all our business practice as part of a totality and holistic approach to orangatanga within our kaupapa Māori based service. There are several areas of focus for this leadership role including; Whānau Ora practice externally, building a fit for purpose capable workforce, communications and innovation. In a challenging time where the struggles and realities many of our whānau face each day she encourages whānau driven solutions and the Trust supporting whānau aspirations of wellbeing.