Board welcomes new members

Health promotion acumen, good governance, indigenous knowledge and leadership are some of the collective competencies that our new Board members have brought to lead the HPF for the next two years. HPF’s board held its first meeting for the year in Auckland last Thursday at which three new members were welcomed and a new chair elected. Mark Simiona (Otara Health) was elected to replace Zoe Hawke (Mental Health Foundation), who served three terms on the board and the last year as chair. The new members are Paula Snowden (CEO, Gambling Foundation), Te Aroha Hunt (Tuai Kopu Programme Coordinator) and Dr Kate Morgaine (health promotion academic, Otago University). Ms Hunt was elected to the role of treasurer and Dr Morgaine as secretary of the Board. Pictured from left: Zoe Hawke, Richard Wallace (Kaumatua), Te Aroha Hunt, Paula Snowden, Fay Selby-Law (Hāpai Te Hauora), Mark Simiona and Dr Kate Morgaine. Not pictured: Sharon Kennedy-Muru (Health Improvement Manager, Toi Te Ora Public health Unit for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes DHBs), Vishal Rishi (Director, TANI) and Selah Hart (CEO, Hāpai Te Hauora).