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Our Board

Light and Shadow
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Bella Bartley

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.

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Riripeti Reedy

Ngati Porou

She describes herself as a public policy analyst by trade and sees strong alignment in her service to the trust and her work in the public service at the Ministry for Women.She continues her interests as an independent researcher, facilitator and educator both here in New Zealand and Australia.

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Jean Mitaera

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”.

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Radha Balakrishnan

Radha has recently joined the Taeaomanino Trust Board.

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