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Fiona Blacklock, Chief Operating Officer 

fiona@pha.org.nz



Leah Bain, Māori Policy Advisor

leah@pha.org.nz

Ko Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa te iwi

Ko Ngai Tumapuhia ā Rangi te hapū

Leah has over 15 years experience in the education sector specialising in Health, Physical Education, Education Outside the Classroom, and Te Reo. Her post graduate study is in Matauranga Māori. Leah has  also worked as a consultant in Māori policy within both the Education and Health sectors. She is a marae, hapū, and iwi person who has represented at governance level, as well as led operations for her iwi within the treaty settlement process. Leah considers herself a passionate advocate for Māori, and in particular for Māori health equity to improve Māori health outcomes. She is committed to supporting and giving voice to those doing the mahi at grass roots in the community. Leah also supports the improvement of overall health outcomes for all communities to realise wider public health aspirations. Leah enjoys most leisure outdoor activities especially those to do with the sea, as well as walkways amongst native bush and birds within Aotearoa. 


 

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