Jackie Long

Jackie is currently the General Manager for a Not-for-Profit Aged Care Retirement and Residential facility responsible to a Board of Trustees and is the deputy Chair of Community Trusts in Care Aotearoa – a collaborative of 8 Trusts.

With experience in the health sector for over 31 years, having worked for the NHS in Scotland and DHBs in New Zealand, Jackie has also worked in the Not-for-Profit Sector in the areas of Mental Health and Addiction, Therapeutic Communities, Aged Care , Co-existing Disorders and Intellectual Disability. She is a Registered Mental Health Nurse, and has an extensive background in professional leadership and executive level management in all of these sectors.

Jackie has also set up a social enterprise as a fundraising option for her village and has had previous Board Experience having been on local Boards, including representing New Zealand in Australia for the NZ alcohol and addiction sector (Therapeutic Communities).

With a strong community focus, she is passionate about the Not-for-Profit Sector, Community Engagement and Sustainability.

Israel Hawkins

Israel is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Tama and Ngāti Tuwharetoa descent, and has qualifications in Te Reo and Tikanga Māori, Adult Training and Education and is an accredited DISC Model facilitator focused on ideal behavioural preferences of staff management and team members.

He has over 25 years experience in community and whanau development, which has included elements of youth work, social work and strengthening families including 10 years experience in managing an open home for at risk youth aged 13 – 18 years old with the aim of whanau reconciliation or youth development. Israel has extensive experience in facilitating community development generated through enterprise growth with isolated and rural communities engaging all facets of a community.

Shaun Lines

Shaun has trained with the Maori Business Facilitation Service and NZ Trade and Enterprise. As the Director of Grow Ltd, he has hosted and facilitated NFP and business forums, conferences and events on more than 100 occasions. His experience in facilitating in contentious and confrontational environments has included co-facilitating men’s violence programs in the Hawkes Bay for over 5 years, where more than 90% of participants were referred to the program via the courts and Police.

His qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Studies, a Diploma of Management and Post Grad qualifications in Industrial Relations and Employment Dispute Resolution. Shaun also works two days a week with a national accounting firm that has strong networks across the rural sector, and is a Founder and Trustee of the Better Communities Trust.

Jo Nicholson

Jo is the Director of Social Value Aotearoa Network and enjoys connecting people and organisations working to tell the story of, and measure their social impact.

She is also the Project Lead of Nga Pou o Te Whare o Waipareira a placed based Collective Impact initiative known as #tātou in West Auckland with two main objectives:

1. To support whānau to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle (focus on weight and wellbeing and improving their health literacy) and

2: To improve collaboration and health literacy across all partners in Whānau Centre that enables a more integrated seamless service to Whānau.

Key to #tātou is the ability to measure and share the story of progress towards long term behaviour change for #tātou whānau and reporting on the initiative’s overall outcome progression and impact.

Jo brings 20+ years’ experience in change and transformation, workforce development, tertiary teaching and management, and implementing, and embedding evaluative frameworks. She believes in leading by example and is passionate about preparing people to manage and react to change positively.

Susan Warren

Susan took over the reins at COMET Auckland in September 2011. Previously she was the Manager, Centre for Family Learning at COMET Auckland so she knows the organisation well and has excellent networks. She has a Masters in Education with first class honours, focusing on cognition and instruction.

Prior to joining COMET Auckland, Susan worked for the Ministry of Education, working with school leaders, boards and teachers in Manukau to help them raise student achievement in literacy and numeracy. She also designed and led the Pasifika Schooling Improvement project, a national project to improve the effectiveness of interventions for Pasifika students. Susan has authored a variety of educational resources for World Vision New Zealand including books, DVDs, photo packs and interactive internet sites to help NZ children learn more about the developing world.

Kerry Graham

Kerry has worked in social change for over 20 years. Her purpose is to evolve the way social change happens in Australia for the benefit of young people.

She is the Founder and Director of Collaboration for Impact – Australia’s leading organisation for enabling people to tackling big, tough problems and create large scale impact through collaboration. In this role, Kerry provides support to and curates learning for communities, corporations, governments, philanthropy and non-profit organisations on how to drive large-scale social change in intractable social challenges. Kerry also lectures on collaborative practice with Centre for Social Impact at University of New South Wales.

Prior to this Kerry held executive roles within national non-profit organisations (Inspire Foundation CEO; Good Beginnings Australia, COO); and advised governments on social policy (Australian Social Inclusion Board, NSW Treasurer’s Advisory Body). She holds qualifications in public policy, law, social work and community management.

Awerangi Tamihere

Awerangi’s role in Te Pou Matakana is to develop and implement TPM’s commissioning for outcomes strategy. Underpinning her role is leading out the blueprint for designing the ‘managing to outcomes’ programme which underpins the commissioning model for TPM. A blueprint that ensures outcomes measured are those that matter for whānau.

Collective Impact is Te Pou Matakana’s commissioning for medium term outcomes programme. A programme which has 13 Whānau Ora Collective Impact programmes in place across the North Island. Awerangi supports the rollout of this programme as well as the Tamaki Makaurau Healthy Lifestyles collective impact programme – #tātou.
Awerangi shares with us Te Pou Matakana’s experience and progress in rolling out collective impact as well as share key milestones reached to date with #tātou, the CI Programme in Tamaki Makaurau.

Awerangi brings a depth and breadth of experience across public, private and Māori sectors. Prior to working with TPM and more recently Waipareira, Awerangi was a management consultant providing advice and support on governance and strategy. While working in the private sector, Awerangi was Associate Director for KPMG, responsible for leading the NZ national indigenous consulting team and providing business advice to clients.

Her work experience in NZ Government has included advising and supporting the implementation of health reform at national (Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet), regional and local levels. She has also held senior management strategy and planning positions in the health sector and working with her own iwi on the east coast supporting establish health services. More recently she has worked with Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust supporting the implementation of their generational model for Whanau transformation.