Friday October 27, 2017
I was delighted to attend the pohiri for Tricia Keelan, our new General Manager Māori Health Gains and Development, on Tuesday (24 October). Tricia comes to us from Compass Health PHO, where she has been General Manager Māori and Population Health. She has previously held roles within DHBs, the Ministry of Health and Te Puni Kokiri. Tricia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, an Executive MBA and Te Pinakitanga ki te reo kairangi. Her masters research focused on the costs and benefits of Quality Accreditation to Māori Health Providers.
Tricia’s iwi affiliations are Ngāti Porou, Te Aupouri, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine and Ngāti Kahungunu.
Tricia has experience working in the Māori community at an executive level and has a proven ability to achieve Māori health gain. Tricia is passionate about addressing barriers to health for tangata whenua while creating pathways for hauora amongst whānau, hapū and iwi.