|Josie Rapana is currently Acting CEO for Te Hauora o Ngati Haua, and has been for the past 2 years. Prior to that, her primary role was General Manager of Operations, a role she has held since the inception of the organisation in January 2000. Te Hauora o Ngati Haua was established in response to the Mental Health Pilot Kia Tu, Kia Puawai, a two year Pilot, encompassing four Maori sites, which investigated a number of Maori intervention strategies to Mental Health and Well Being for Maori – the focus group for Te Hauora o Ngati Haua was Women and Children. Over the years, the organisation has evolved to become a provider of a range of services to support whanau and families within the tribal boundaries of Ngati Haua.
As an iwi based organisation, our Services are aimed at restoring the protective factors of whanau, hapu and iwi, with a dual focus toward re-asserting Tikanga Maori practices, while at the same time influencing and monitoring the commitment of Agencies to ensure they are responsive, effective and accountable to whanau and families. Josie is passionate and committed to assisting whanau to develop their own key strategies that encourage and enable them to become aspirational, resilient, adaptable and in control.