Riana Manuel Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Kahungunu
A skilled, strategic, and visionary leader within the Māori and health sectors, with extensive experience leading kaupapa Māori organisations, Riana Manuel is the first to lead Te Aka Whai Ora as it works to improve the health outcomes of Māori.
Before joining Te Aka Whai Ora, Riana was Chief Executive of Hauraki Primary Health Organisation and Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki. From Manaia in Pare Hauraki, Riana is a registered nurse practitioner and enjoys a career that sees her work across many different parts of the health sector.
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