Warren Lindberg, Chief Executive Officer
Warren has a distinguished public health and managerial past. As Group Manager Public Health at the Ministry of Health’s National Health Board, (2007-2012) he was responsible for contracting public health services. However, he is perhaps best known for his 12 years as the first Executive Director of the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (1986 to 1998), and as Manager of the Project to Counter Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Mental Illness from 1999 to 2001, including the launch of the mass media campaign “Like Minds, Like Mine”.
He has been a Human Rights Commissioner (2001-2006) and in 1999 was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to welfare.
Keriata Stuart, Strategic Advisor, Māori Public Health
Keriata (Te Atiawa, Taranaki) is the Public Health Association’s Strategic Advisor, Māori Public Health, with more than 20 years’ experience as a policy advisor and researcher. As well as writing, advocating, and communicating policy, Keriata has worked as a trainer and facilitator, and been active in Māori health governance.
She has also researched and published on a wide range of topics including alcohol and pregnancy, Māori oral health, and most recently urban development and sustainability.
Leona Head, Membership and Administration Manager
Libby Grant, Policy Assistant
Libby (Pākehā) is Keriata Stuart’s right-hand woman at the Public Health Association. She assists with writing and advocating policy and also has an administrative role.
Libby has a Master’s degree in Public Health and also works at the Public Health Department of the University of Otago, Wellington. Her area of research for her Master’s was the way policy has influenced the quality of private rental housing in New Zealand. She is a qualified physiotherapist.