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Taeaomanino Trust

Bella Bartley is Samoan.

Bella is the Chair of the board and has worked within the Health Sector, and Not for Profit sector for over 10 years.

Bella has strong strategic and policy development, contract management and leadership expertise as well as expertise in working with Pacific communities.

Bella has a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Masters of Public Policy from Victoria University.

Riripeti Reedy is Ngati Porou.

Over the last ten years she has been an independent researcher, facilitator and educator both here in New Zealand and Australia. 

She describes herself as a public policy analyst by trade and has recently returned to work in the public service with the Ministry for Women.

Jean Mitaera is Cook Islands Maori.

Jean is currently the Chief Advisor for Whitirea and WELTEC. Jean was a former senior policy adviser who has taught at Victoria University of Wellington.

Jean is part of a Pasifika research team undertaking an Ako Aotearoa funded project entitled, “Articulating and implementing a “pedagogy of success” for Pacific students in tertiary education”.



Margaret Faulkner QSM.

Margaret has a nursing background and has worked in management and governance levels in both the public and private sectors.

Margaret was appointed to the original (1985) Whitireia Community Polytechnic Council and remained on the Council for the next 17 years, with most of those years spent as Council Chair or Deputy Chair.

Margaret is a current Chair for Sub-regions Disability Advisory Group.

Rodney Rasmussen is Cook Islands/Scottish, born and bred in Lower Hutt, Wellington.

Rodney has a background in insurance and mortgage brokerage and has spent over 35 years of his professional career in the insurance industry. He is a former member of the million dollar round table in insurance.

Rodney’s sporting achievements include playing rugby league against Great Britain and Australia for Randwick Rugby League Club. He was the Club Captain for the Muritai Tennis Club and has held coaching, player and mentoring roles with the Days Bay/Eastbourne Touch Rugby clubs.

Radha Balakrishnan .

Radha has recently joined the Taeaomanino Trust Board.
More details to follow