Stephanie Erick
Kaiwhakahaere | Minimising Gambling Harm Workforce Development

Skilled in national advocacy, media and research, Stephanie is a tobacco control leader with more than 10 years’ experience in designing, leading and managing tobacco control projects. She has a wealth of public sector experience in public health, health promotion and Pacific health organisations. She has recently joined Hapai as the Senior Advisor for the new National Tobacco Control Advocacy Service following the realignment of services for tobacco control policy and advocacy in Aotearoa. In her new role, she is looking forward to using her knowledge to enable all communities to participate and contribute to the utilisation of evidence-based practice and knowledge to eliminate the harms from cigarette smoking in their communities.

Stephanie’s strengths include leading national campaigns and increasing Maori, Pacific and young adult input into tobacco control conversation and policy or programmes that affect them. Stephanie's core passion in Public Health is the opportunity to grow leadership and enable critical thinking in all areas of Maori and Pacific public health. Stephanie is a proud mother of Faith and Elijah who are of Niuean, Samoan and Cook Island Maori descent.

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