Kaitiaki | Our board

We have a sector-led board made up of representatives from our member organisations.

Our board
  • Phyllis Tangitu - Platform Trust | Our board
  • Phyllis Tangitu

    Phyllis was raised among her whanau in Ngāti Awa and Te Arawa strongly connected to her whakapapa, whanau, whenua.  She understands and can apply Matauranga (Te Ao Māori) in practice, and the work that she does.  Phyllis has had extensive experience in working with Māori frameworks and models of care.  A trained trainer in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and versed in the application of Te Tiriti in practice.  Also trained in Quality Assurance albeit some time ago.

    Phyllis has had the privilege of participating in local regional and national Māori mental health developments, and during this time, provide leadership and support to the establishment of regional Māori mental health developments. 

    Phyllis has supported development at local regional and national levels and has worked on committee’s and advisory boards in mental health, addiction, suicide prevention, Māori Health, and general health.  She is a community member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal, and a member of the national mental health and addictions partnership group, a member of Te Kaunihera Royal Australia New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). Phyllis currently works with Emerge Aotearoa.

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