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Kathy Grace, Service Development Manager for the Ministry of Health.


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Joseph Gallagher, Executive Manager, First Nations Health Council


Thanks for the wonderful, clear and useful presentation. I think you and your team have done a really excellent job! Thank you for doing such a great job in such a short space of time”... read more >>
Deborah Schwartz, Executive Director, Aboriginal Health

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Dr Evan Adams, Aboriginal Health Physician

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Mara Andrews – Director and Senior Consultant

Ngāti Kahungunu / Ngāti Raukawa / Whakatohea  tribal affiliations

Mara has many years of experience associated with indigenous Maras-photodevelopment across a variety of spectrums. She worked for the former Central Health Authority and Health Funding Authority (HFA) in the Māori health and Personal health divisions during the 1990’s in New Zealand. She left the HFA in August 2000 to form Kāhui Tautoko Consulting Ltd. Prior to the HFA she worked for the former Department of Māori Affairs (DMA), Māori Land Court, Māori Trust Office, Iwi Transition Agency and Te Puni Kōkiri. As a consultant she has worked in New Zealand, various Pacific Islands and now Canada.

Mara has an MBA from Henley (United Kingdom) and a Diploma in Business Studies from Massey University (Majoring in Health Management). In addition Mara is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Fellow (1999). She has many years of experience managing projects and working in a policy environment both in indigenous / Government settings and other settings. Since moving to Canada all of her work has been in supporting the implementation of the Tripartite First Nations Health Plan between the Provincial and Federal Governments and BC First Nations.


Cain Kerehoma - Senior Consultant

Ngati Raukawa / Ngati Toarangatira / Muaupoko tribal affiliations

Cain has a Master of Laws (First Class Honours), Batchelor of Laws (Honours) and in 2010 was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the NZ High Court.  The same year Cain was awarded the prestigious Ngarimu VC 28 (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship for academic excellence and leadership.  Cain has successfully managed a large number of research, analytical and evaluation projects and works with both indigenous and Government organisations in a policy context. He has extensive community engagement experience and has worked with various levels of Government as well as indigenous community-based organisations. He brings strong analytical and writing ability to the Company particularly in formulating policy. Cain worked in the New Zealand office up until September 2012 and joined the Canada office immediately after.



Members of the original Canada team (2008) in white shirts from left: Christine August, Carla Te Hau, Mania Maniapoto and Piri Robinson with two new friends.