Nau Mai, Haere Mai

Our Team

Alison Green

Chief Executive

Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ranginui
Alison provides overall leadership for Te Whāriki Takapou, supporting initiatives and collaborations in Māori sexual and reproductive health that reflect the aspirations and values of Māori. Alison is an experienced researcher and advocate for mātauranga Māori-informed approaches to improving the sexual and reproductive health of rangatahi and Māori communities.

Dr Jillian Tipene

Research-Project Leader

Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu
Currently engaged in both He Pūkenga Kōrero and Te Aitanga a Tiki projects, Jillian has a background in research, te reo Māori, translation theory and practice and translation ethics.

Dr Joeliee Seed-Pihama

Kura Kaupapa-Project Leader

Te Atiawa, Taranaki
Joeliee brings her wealth of educational experience to work with Kura Kaupapa Māori and Wharekura to develop their own sexuality education resources.

Dr Tawhanga Nopera

Health Promotion-Takataapui

Dr Mera Penehira

Māori Advisor & Chair

Ngāti Raukawa, Rangitāne
Mera is an experienced researcher, university lecturer, and formerly a member of an international research team investigating resilience, blood borne viruses and STIs among Indigenous communities.

Vernon Waretini

Infrastructure & Trustee

Te Arawa, Tūhourangi
Since 1997, Vernon's roles have included front line, management and administration. Vernon also provides project management, financial and IT services to support our use of cloud-based technologies.

Dr Jane Morgan

Medical Advisor & Trustee

Jane is a sexual health physician and clinical director at the Hamilton Sexual Health Clinic. She is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, and a board member for several sexual and reproductive health organisations.


Sexual Health and Related Organisations