Our Board

The Family Start Manukau board is made up of active participants in our community with a focus on health and well-being.

Roine Lealaiauloto - Chair

Roine Lealaiauloto is Chief Executive Officer of Penina Health Trust, an organisation dedicated to helping people who have faced difficulties and/or discrimination because of mental illness.

A South Auckland resident for most of her life,  Roine started her career in the Child Protection Unit of CYF in Otara.

She then joined the Ministry of Health, working with health providers to better support clients with mental health concerns.

Roine is currently completing her MBA with Southern Cross University through Manukau Institute of Technology.

Anna Bailey

Proud grandmother of two Anna Bailey has a long history working in the field of nursing and childcare.

Anna is Samoan, and works actively in Auckland's Pacific communities to support healthy choices in families.

Anna works for Health Star Pacific, a non-Government organisation based in Panmure, East Auckland. It is dedicated to providing primary care to people through better programmes and closer attention to individual health care.

Nuku Rapana

Nuku Rapana is widely respected in the Auckland region for his contribution to Pacific communities, particularly the Cook Island community.

Nuku is President of the Pukapuka Community, and was instrumental in the development of a community centre for the group in Mangere.

Ruth Sinclair

Ruth Sinclair joined the Board in 2005, bringing a wealth of experience in accounting for a variety of organisations.

She was a specialist in tax planning, management reporting, and systems installations at Coopers and Lybrand of Manukau.

She currently contracts to businesses, focussing on management and information systems development, reporting and analysis.

Nicola Caunter

A lawyer by training,  Nicola has a broad range of experience in the education, justice and health sectors involving Government, in-house and general private practice.

She says she is motivated by a desire to help people make the most of themselves and their families.

Adrian Judy Rewha (Dolly)

Ko Waikato iwi, ko Tainui te waka, ko Ngati Pou.

Tihei Mauri Ora.

Dolly graduated from Manukau Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Health Science and later from Whiteria Institute with a Diploma in Child and Family Health. She has also completed a number of management papers, and has a strong knowledge of Tikanga Maori.

Dolly is a Trustee on a number of boards across South Auckland, including Turuki Health Care, Kotahitanga and Te Ira.

Bill Takerei

Ted Ngataki