Eugene was appointed trustee in March 2010 and held various senior management positions in the private and public sector, including CEO of Health Rotorua PHO and CEO of Te Arawa River Iwi Trust.
Eugene sits as a trustee for a range of community organisations and is Director Te Mana o Te Wai and Implementation Partnerships at the Ministry for Environment.
Glenda was appointed trustee in December 2019 and worked as a Specialist Diabetes Dietitian at Lakes DHB over several years. Glenda is currently involved in local business and numerous community organisations.
Iwi Te Whau Jr
JP | MA Digital Marketing | BA Coms | Post Grad Dip Bus
Iwi is one of our newly elected trustees for 2023. Iwi is an influential figure in the Rotorua community with a wealth of knowledge in the Hauora, Social Services, Youth Development and Te Ao Māori spaces.
He continues to serve his community wherever possible and has a huge following on various social media platforms that he shares his Rongoā Journey and other supports available for our whānau in Aotearoa.
Iwi was apart of the Kaupapa Māori Early Intervention Team here at Korowai Aroha Health from 2009 with his expertise and sound advise being called upon over the many years since he left 12 years ago.
He is a Justice of the Peace, Independent Celebrant, Te Reo Māori educator and business owner. Iwi is excited to offer his services and expertise alongside his other fellow governance trustees, and welcomes the narratives that are to follow.
Mereana has a Bachelor of Management Studies degree with First Class Honours and is a Chartered Accountant. She worked locally within the audit space for over 20 years and during this time worked with a number of Māori and charitable entities, across a range of industries and size.
In 2020, Mereana retired as an audit partner from BDO Rotorua, to work within their whānau business and to enable her to spend more time with her two children. She is keen to share the knowledge and experience she has gained as an auditor, to add value and insight into all aspects of the entities.
She now has a governance role in and was appointed as a Trustee of Korowai Aroha in December 2021.
Dr Michael Tustin
MB | ChB | BSc | DIP Paeds | FRNZCGP
Mike was appointed trustee in 2009 providing the clinical expertise, medical advice and support for the Board. Mike is a full time GP at Korowai Aroha with a vast institutional understanding of the development and requirements of the organisation and its Māori population.
Phyllis is Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Awa, and Ngāti Ranginui and has worked in the health sector for 35 years in Senior Management roles. She currently works in Ka Puta Ka Ora Emerge Aotearoa as Mana Whakahaere (Group Director Equity and Māori Health).