He mokopuna ahau nā Ngā Kōpara a Rongomaitāpui, ko Te Whānau a Te Aopare te hapū, ko Ngāti Porou te iwi, ko Kawakawa Mai Tawhiti te whenua ūkaipō. Tihei mauri ora!
Jessikha is a māmā of 6, who holds degrees in Psychology, Māori Studies and Māori Performing arts. She has worked in Māori public health, Māori engagement and Māori communications roles for the last 5 years. She also has experience as a director of documentaries. She is passionate about oranga whānau, oranga taiao and weaves her skillsets as an advocate, storyteller, policy and communications advisor to lead the Māori Public Health regional team here at Hāpai Te Hauora.