Riana Manuel (Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Kahungunu)

Tumu Whakarae | Chief Executive

Riana Manuel, Chief Executive

Ko Riana Manuel taku ingoa
Ko Moehau kei waho
Ko Te aroha ki uta
Ko Hauraki te Whenua
Ko Tikapa te Moana
No Te Awaawa o Manaia toku ūkaipo
Ko Ngāti Pukenga, Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Kahungunu oku Iwi
Ko Mataatua, Tainui, Takitimu oku waka

As the head of Te Aka Whai Ora, Riana has been the Executive Leader for a number of Kaupapa Māori organisations including Hauraki Primary Health Organisation and Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki. Riana is a very skilled, strategic visionary providing instrumental leadership over her career in Māori and health sector organisations.

Learn a bit more about her:

I am a village girl and have spent my whole career working to improve the outcomes for our people here in Aotearoa.

I am a registered nurse by trade and have enjoyed a career that has seen me work across many different parts of the sector developing strong relationships as I go.I am a daughter to two of the best parents one could have asked for, a wife to an amazing husband, a mother to my beautiful tamariki, a nanny (which is by far my favourite role), a sister, and an aunty to many.

I am deeply committed to improving the health of wellbeing of my people and believe in doing so it will impact positively on the health and wellbeing of our great country, Aotearoa.

Ma te kahukura, ka rere te manu.

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