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Community and Public Health Advisory / Disability Services Advisory Committee (CPHAC/DSAC)

The role of the committee is to monitor our Strategic Health Services Plan actions within community public health/disability areas.

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About our CPHAC/DSAC Committee

The role of the Committee is to monitor actions pursuant to strategic objectives one and two of the Bay of Plenty Strategic Health Services Plan and provide strategic advice to the Board on the same.

The Committee will at all times comply with the provisions of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 and New Zealand Health Strategy.

Combined CPHAC-DSAC Advisory Committee Terms of Reference [PDF, 58KB]

Meet our members

Arihia Tuoro

Arihia Tuoro Chair

Master of Business in International Business Management Diploma in Corporate Management
Whakatohe, Ngaitai ki Torere, Tainui

Adept at strategy, governance and relationship management, Leonie heads Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa, the mandated settlement entity that manages the collective affairs of Ngāti Awa. Now 15 years post-Treaty of Waitangi settlement, the organisation strives to achieve Ko Ngāti Awa Te Toki - Iwi Vision 2050, which Leonie was responsible for leading in an earlier iwi role.

Having graduated from the University of Auckland, Leonie's career has always focused on development, providing strategic advice and leading organisations to identify and realise their potential.

For the past decade, Leonie is also the owner and director of Toitu Design Limited with her husband, which fuses extensive knowledge of traditional Māori art forms with contemporary design concepts.

Hori Ahomiro

Hori Ahomiro

MIS (Hons) BSW, Reg SW, Dip Ad Ed, Clinical and Mataora Supervisor

Ron was elected to the Board in 2010 and appointed by the Minister of Health in 2013 as Deputy Chair.

Hori's principal place of residence is in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area.

Hori is a Registered Social Worker and Mental Health Advisor/Cultural lead with a special interest in Kaupapa Mäori and Indigenous models of health and wellbeing. He has applicable systemic and practical experience within Iwi, social services, community and government health environments. He is a respectful advocate, of bicultural social work, human rights, natural justice and the implementation of the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. He aims to add his experience and skill set to help transform and improve our current poor health statistics and outcomes for Mäori and other patients in our BOPDHB region.

His background includes Governance, Management and leadership of whänau, hapü and iwi, including that of local and national mental health, social work, community, psychiatry and health quality and safety commission boards and affiliated Mäori advisory groups.

Mark Arundel

Mark Arundel

Mark has enjoyed his career in community pharmacy and has a diverse range of sporting and community interests.

His experience as a primary health provider, Board member and life experiences with family have reinforced belief in the prioity care and compassion required in healthcare and that respect, dignity and comfort for our growng elder population should be universal.

Mark was appointed to Eastbay Health and Westbay Health prior to the establishment of the BOPDHB and has been an electetd Board member since.

Bev Edlin

Bev Edlin


Bev is a Fellow of GovernanceNZ, a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors and current chair of its Tauranga branch. She holds a Doctorate in Governance from Massey University - one of only a few in this country to do so.

In addition to her recent appointment to the Board of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board she is a board member of Magic Netball, a co-director and board member of Boardroom360, a RMA Commissioner and a past Tauranga City Councillor. She has served on a number of Boards/Trusts either as Chair or Board Member/Trustee. As a governance specialist she conducts Board assessments, mentors aspiring Board Members, recruits Board Directors and facilitates professional development on governance matters. For the past eight years she has worked closely with Massey University not only facilitating its MBA Governance Module but also assisting students to complete their thesis. Prior to forming her own company she held senior management positions, working for organisations such as the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, New Post Ltd, Philips NZ and Mainzeal.

Bev has written over 40 articles on Governance related matters and been actively involved in lifting the standards of governance in this country. She recently received recognition for her work in the Governance arena when presented GovernanceNZ's Excellence in Governance Development Award earlier this year.

Bev has been called upon to speak at conferences the most notable being The Academy of Management's World-wide conference in Philadelphia (2007) where she presented a paper on why and where governance needs to change.

Bev is Chair of the Waikato bay of Plenty netball and a Liquor Licencing Commissioner for the Bay of Plenty.

Career Highlights
  • Having a chapter on her work at New Zealand Post included in "Innovation and Management in New Zealand" by Dai Gilbertson and Russell M. Knight in which her work was acknowledged as that of an entrepreneur.
  • Receiving The New York Film Festival's World Award for an advertising initiative she worked on.
  • Completing a Doctoral study of a Board operating in the New Zealand Energy sector.
Ian Finch

Ian Finch

Driving Better Health Outcomes For All.

Ian's principal place of residence is in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area.

He is an optometrist practicing in Whakatane for 28 years I have an history of governance in both business and community. He is married to Sue (midwife) for 40 yrs. I have three children and three grandchildren. He is passionate about achieving the best health outcomes for everyone in the BOP. As a health professional I see how poor health affects the daily life of so many individuals. He sees how inequity affects health - it is incumbent upon us all to care for the ones who have the least opportunity to care for themselves. Using my governance experience I will help shape a health authority which fulfils those aims.

It is important our health authority demonstrates a culture of care not only for its patients but also for its employees. Ian's experience in helping nurture positive culture change in a variety of environment's will prove beneficial in this regard.

Paul Curry

Paul Curry (Community Rep)

Paul has been at the forefront of finding solutions to mobility and access issues for many years.

He was previously Chief Executive of the Families Commission. Before this, he held the roles of General Manager of the Department of Internal Affairs Community Development Group; Director of Advocacy under the Health and Disability Commissioner; and Manager of Disability Support Services for the Ministry of Health.

His work in the Non-Government Organisation sector has included management of CCS Disability Action branches in both Wellington and Manawatu.

He is now based in Tauranga and is the Director of Panamac Enterprises, a consultancy that specialises in leadership, strategy and community development.

Paul has also been involved in numerous community projects, including the Protect the Brains Trust cycle helmet campaign, for which he was the National Chairperson.

Paul was an active member of the New Zealand Paraplegic Boat Team and has represented New Zealand at the Commonwealth Paraplegic Games.

Punohu McCausland

Lindsey Webber (PHO Rep)

Prior to Lindsey's current role as CEO for our Bay of Plenty Western Bay or Plenty Primary Health Organisation (WBOPPHO), Lindsey was a clinical services manager and, since 2016, deputy CEO for Waikato-based Hauraki Primary Health Organisation.

Lindsey is a registered nurse with a background in women’s health and has a wealth of quality management experience.

At the Hauraki PHO Lindsey was initially responsible for rolling out the Long-Term Conditions programme that came to be known as Manawanui Whai Ora Kaitiaki.  This involved working closely with general practice partners, Māori health providers, NGOs and other stakeholders to establish a mobile nursing and kaiawhina service providing outreach support to individuals, whānau and families with complex health and social needs.

Hui/meeting information

Venue: Via Zoom - Please contact Debbie Brown 07 579 8990 for access details
Date: December 2, 2020
Time: 10:30a.m.

Meeting agenda: Meeting agenda [PDF, 2.9MB]