Anne-Marie is a former OECD economist with a passion for helping to bring about systemic change. She believes that having good metrics for tracking the human rights performance of countries is a prerequisite for the collective action that is needed to transform our world for the better. She is co-founder and development lead for the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI), based at Motu Research, a not-for-profit research institute based in Wellington. Anne-Marie is an Edmund Hillary Fellow, and has degrees in Psychology and Economics from the University of Otago and a Masters of Public Affairs from Princeton University.
Dr. Monica Saini
Monica Saini is an internationally recognized breast imaging expert and lecturer. Her focus is breast density and its global impact on breast cancer. Monica’s education includes nursing and medical degrees, and she is a fellowship trained breast radiologist. For 9 years she worked in a U.S. private practice and served as medical director of GE Healthcare ABUS division. In 2017, Monica and her family took a life pivot to New Zealand. Monica now evaluates patients in Wellington and empowers Volpara as their Chief Medical Officer and Board Director. Monica’s passion is using medical transparency to educate women on their breast health so we might diminish their fear and inspire their curiosity.
Ged is a PhD Candidate at Victoria University of Wellington in the School of Architecture exploring how a circular economy model can fundamentally disrupt the way we build in New Zealand. Prior to undertaking this research Ged worked in two architectural firms in Malaysia, was involved in statistical damage analysis of residential dwellings in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake and taught in the fields of Built Environmental Science, Construction, Architectural Design Communication and Critical Theory.
Hīria Te Rangi
Hīria (Ngāti Porou, Tūwharetoa) is Kaiwhakahaere (CEO) of Whare Hauora. Hīria grew up by the Whanganui River about as far away from her 20 year tech background as you can get. There she learnt the importance of whānau and community and the support you need in order to be that weirdo kid and not change. She attributes her early life and her grandparents as the reason why she is able to do what she does today.
Jase Te Patu
Jase Te Patu (Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Ruanui and Ngāti Tūwharetoa) has been sharing Hauora for 27 years. He is co-owner of Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing, a teacher trainer, facilitator, keynote speaker and also creator of M3 – Mindfulness for children. Jase was the winner of the NZ Exercise Industry Awards – Mind/Body Teacher in 2018. He is an Ambassador for Youthline and was also the recipient of the NZ Lifekeeper’s Award for Suicide Prevention and the Regional Local Hero – New Zealander of the Year 2018. Jase is also receiving the Absolutely Positively Wellington Award 2019 from Mayor Justin Lester in June.
Kim & Rebecca Murray & Morahan
Kim, together with Rebecca, founded WELLfed in 2016 to empower parents with skills to feed their families well. Kim naturally connects with people and is passionate about helping families acquire the skills and resources to make meaningful changes in their and their family’s lives. Previously with Telecom and Chorus, Kim has an extensive background in banking and the financial sector, and has both volunteer and leadership experience with a wide range of charities including Bellyful and Mary Potter Hospice.
Rebecca has 20+ years corporate experience in financial services’ across Information Technology, business process, project management, senior management and consultancy – in New Zealand and overseas. Rebecca is passionate about governance – currently holding multiple Board positions in the Nikau Foundation, Bellyful New Zealand and WELLfed New Zealand (which she co-founded). As a long-time volunteer and manager of volunteers, Rebecca has a passion for not-for-profit success through slick operations, strong governance and building effective community connections. Rebecca lives in Porirua with her husband, David, and two children and is particularly motivated by health/nutrition, wellness, inequality and women’s/children’s issues.
Mandi Lynn is a former U.S. Nurse Corps Naval Officer who immigrated to New Zealand 18 years ago. She was a closeted creative who took the leap of faith to become a full time artist. Now a Master Photographer and winner of New Zealand’s Creative Photographer of the Year 2017. She is a documentary film director and founder of Every Body is a Treasure Charitable Trust. Last year she developed an award winning youth arts based holistic wellness program called the HeArtivists. The goal of the HeArtivists is to mentor the next generation of powerful and compassionate change makers.
The interplay of sustainability, empowerment and menstruation was first realised to Olie when she moved to India, working with locals to distribute reusable menstrual cloth kits. Upon her return to Aotearoa New Zealand, she started questioning local attitudes and insular thinking patterns regarding managing menstruation. Her discoveries have lead to her crafting a movement that flows much deeper than just a period. Olie Body is Founder and Managing Director of the social enterprise Wā Collective, a Edmund Hillary Fellow and an award winning story teller and social entrepenuer. Through giving people the tools to manage menstruation sustainably, Olie is at the forefront a paradigm shift: shaping what it means to inhabit this earth consciously, and with a pair of ovaries.
Rob & Dr. Serena Wilson & Cox
Rob is the president and founder of Ghost Fishing New Zealand. He has a passion for marine conservation and the marine environment and has been involved in underwater clean ups for over 10 years. Rob is a photographer and has a keen eye for underwater and astro landscapes, using this passion to document the ocean.
Serena is a Marine Biosecurity Scientist, with a passion for everything in and under the water. Serena had a love for the ocean as a child and was lucky enough to turn it into an extremely rewarding career which utilises her occupational and technical diving background. Technical diving is her main hobby and most weekends she can be found diving around the Wellington coastline. Serena joined Ghost Fishing in 2016 and is currently the Vice President and Dive Team Leader. Preserving the oceans for future generations is Serena’s primary goal for Ghost Fishing.
Tania Sawicki Mead
Tania is the Director of JustSpeak, a youth led movement for transformative change in the criminal justice system in Aotearoa New Zealand. JustSpeak develops tools, resources and spaces to facilitate a conversation on criminal justice informed by evidence and lived experience. Tania was born in Te Whanganui-a-Tara and has worked in international human rights policy in Government, with former refugees in the community sector, and on migration, justice and social policy at Parliament. She earned a Masters in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and a BA Hons from Victoria University of Wellington.