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Ko Maxine toku ingoa
Maxine joined Hāpai Te Hauora as a Relationship Manager seconded from Auckland Regional Public Health Unit (ARPHS), working within our Māori Public Health Leadership team. Her role focused on strengthening the working relationship between ARPHS and Hāpai by progressing our agreed mutual work programme, identifying other areas for collaboration and exploring ways to build kaupapa Māori service delivery within ARPHS. Prior to her secondment she had contributed to ARPHS’ COVID-19 response efforts by leading Infrastructure planning to establish ARPHS’ COVID-19 Response Unit and then undertook a shared role as a Pae Ora Kaiwhakahaere, co-leading the introduction of ARPHS’ kaupapa Māori public health approach to COVID-19 Case and Contact Management for whānau and hapori.
Maxine holds a Bachelor of Management and Marketing, a Graduate Diploma in HR, and a PostGraduate Diploma in Emergency Management from Auckland University of Technology. She has more than 20 year’s health sector experience gained from working within ADHB’s Laboratory, Cardiac-thoracic Intensive Care & High Dependency Unit and Public Health service areas. She is skilled in operational business administration and analysis, emergency management and logistics planning, team leadership and project management.
Maxine has recently transferred to Te Puna Whakamauna, Hāpai Te Hauora’s Research team where she is contributing to various projects including Te Hunga Mānenei - a project with IMAC that is part of a larger study which aims to develop, test and implement a survey tool to measure attitudes and barriers to childhood vaccination and Pā Ora - our web-based tool developed to help whānau and hapori seeking access to Ministry of Health/community intelligence about locations of interest, vaccination and testing sites/events including mobile bus locales.