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’