Korina Burne-Vaughn - Board of Trustees Chair
Korina brings vast first-hand knowledge and experience of the healthcare sector to her role as the board chair for Raukura.
Korina has been involved in midwifery for 24 years and before that was a practice nurse for Raukura Hauora working at Waahi Pa Marae.
She is passionate about improving health equity and positive outcomes for Maaori.
Korina lives in Huntly and is married with 4 children. When she isn't balancing work and whaanau, Korina enjoys outdoor activities, especially hiking.
Alex Hope - Board Member
Alex is a lawyer who specialises in employment law and advises a number of Maaori clients and Maaori organisations about employment and governance issues.
He is a fluent Te Reo Maaori speaker and advocates for the use of Te Reo Maaori in all areas of private and public life. He is also a board member of Te Wharekura o Rakaumangamanga and has been so for the past 30 years.
Alex has an interest in Maaori thriving in all aspects of their lives
Maxine Moana-Tuwhangai - Board Member
Maxine brings a wealth of governance experience to her role at Raukura. A Chartered Accountant, Maxine has sat on the boards of various entities including Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (The Correspondence School), Wintec Council, Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Award Trust, Waikato Tainui Iwi Authority, and the Maritime Authority.
Maxine chairs the Central Waikato Catchment Liaison Committee and was a long-standing committee member of the Waikato region's Future Proof Implementation Committee.
Maxine is also a Justice of the Peace and is a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to governance and Maaori.
Josephine Peita - Board Member
Josephine brings extensive experience in leadership and management from a lengthy career in primary school teaching and as an assistant and deputy principal. She taught at Kura Rumaki Reo and Kura Kaupapa Maaori from 1995 to 2016, leaving teaching to pursue better engagement between Manawhenua operations and governance and local government relationships in Taamaki Makaurau.
She has considerable governance experience, particularly iwi governance.
In addition to her role as a director for Raukura Hauora o Tainui, Josephine is the chair of Te Ara Rangatu o te Iwi o Ngati Te Ata Waiohua Inc Society, the former chair of Te Ara Rangatahi Charitable Trust, and a trust member of Ngati Te Ata Claims Support Whanau Charitable Trust.
Elaine Preston - Board Member
Elaine brings a wealth of stakeholder management, tikanga Maaori, strategic, financial and organisational skills to the board of Raukura Hauora o Tainui.
Her previous experience in the Maaori health sector, including at an operational level for Raukura Hauora o Tainui in both Waikato and Taamaki, together with her experience as a governor make her uniquely suited to our board and her role as a trustee. She has a first-hand knowledge of the health needs of Maaori, a deep understanding of cultural values, practices and policies and exceptional relationship-building skills.
Elaine is driven by her commitment to Kiingitanga and the wellbeing of all people. She is a conceptual and highly strategic thinker and a voice of and for the people.
She is currently employed at Tainui Group Holdings in the stakeholder relations role.