Dr Felicity Dumble (Chair)
Dr Felicity Dumble grew up and trained in medicine in Auckland and completed her house surgeon years in Auckland and Palmerston North. After moving to Hamilton, Dr Dumble was the senior medical staff member in charge of the Waikato Hospital Emergency Department medical team for two years. Becoming frustrated with the number of preventable injuries and admissions, Dr Dumble commuted to Auckland to train in Public Health Medicine and undertook advanced training with ACC, Midland Regional Health Authority and the Public Health Unit of the Waikato DHB. On completing training, Dr Dumble stayed on at the Public Health Unit as a Public Health Medicine Specialist and was designated as a Medical Officer of Health and Director of Public Health. She has a particular interest in child health issues and chairs the local Waikato Child and Youth Mortality Review Group, was deputy Chair of the Northern Y Ethics Committee for three terms, and is a member of the Family Violence Death Review Panel for the Midlands Region.
Dr Arran Culver (deputy chair)
Dr Arran Culver specialises in mental health and has worked across a broad range of clinical service, advisory and leadership roles within the mental health sector. He has held roles in child, adolescent, youth and adult mental health services; kaupapa Maori and mainstream services; youth and adult forensic services; DHB and NGO sectors; at local, regional and national levels. Arran has a passion for improving mental health outcomes at population, service and individual levels, across service silos and sectors, focussing on the highest levels of need and vulnerability but also on high prevalence conditions and the significant morbidity they cause.
Arran has developed a range of multi disciplinary professional relationships within the specialist mental health sector, and beyond. He believes that mutual respect and development of shared values and agendas are a core part of effective professional relationships that support improved patient outcomes. Arran currently works as Clinical Leader, Younger Persons Community Mental Health Services across Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s. He also volunteers his time at Evolve Youth Service providing mental health consultation and liaison.
Dr Hinemoa Elder
Ko Parengarenga te moana
Ko Tawhitirahi te maunga
Ko Awapoka te awa
Ko Potahi te marae
Ko Te Aupouri, ko Ngāti Kurī, ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngāpuhi nui tonu oku iwi
Ko Hinemoa taku ingoa
Dr Hinemoa Elder is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and has been a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist for more than 10 years.
Dr Elder is the Professor of Indigenous Health Research at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, and the Māori Strategic Leader for the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for the Ageing Brain.
In addition to her initial medical qualifications, Dr Elder has a PhD (Massey University, 2012) and is a former HRC Eru Pomare Post-Doctoral Fellow. Her research developed a novel approach to traumatic brain injury recovery for Māori and is now used in community services in NZ. She continues to work clinically as a neuro- and youth forensic psychiatrist.
Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall
Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall is Ngāti Whatua, Te Rarawa, Tainui and Pākehā. She is currently working as an Indigenous Postdoctoral Research Fellow and lecturer at Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research AUT. Her current research focuses on mokopuna Māori examining the whānau caregiving system that promotes secure emotional bonds and attachments. She is a recipient of Health Research Council of New Zealand Māori Scholarships. And, a graduate of the Harvard Medical School Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery Program. Alayne has a particular emphasis on historical, intergenerational and complex trauma. She uses Kaupapa Māori and Indigenous research methodologies to develop interventions to improve Māori health. She is a registered psychotherapist and served on the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapist (NZAP) for eight years. Alayne is also a founding member of Waka Oranga-National Collective of Māori Psychotherapy Practitioners (NCMPP). Alayne has worked in many settings delivering therapeutic services to whānau. She has a background in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Community work, Rangatahi and Whānau Program development.
Dr Rebecca Hayman
Dr Rebecca Hayman is a Specialist Paediatrician who works at Kidz First in South Auckland. She grew up in the Bay of Plenty and attended Medical School in Dunedin. After graduating she moved to Melbourne and worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital before moving back to New Zealand to complete her training. She has a special interest in paediatric emergency medicine and injury prevention. This interest led to her examining the messages that medical professionals promote and how to make these more effective. Rebecca is currently working on creating a project group within the auspices of the Paediatric Society of New Zealand to address improving communication and youth involvement in the medical sphere for New Zealanders.
Fale Lesa is a Youth Consumer Adviser at the Mental Health Foundation and Deputy Chairman of the Manurewa High School Board of Trustees. In 2009, he was elected to the Manukau City Council. He is an emerging leader at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Prior to that he was a Youth Governance Advocate at Restless Development (a youth-led development agency placing young people at the forefront of charitable development in the east). In the past, he was a He Ara Tika mentor with the Manukau Urban Maori Authority. He is a board member of Drive Consumer Directions (Counties Manukau Health) and a Youth Programme Adviser at Affinity Services. He has studied social policy at the University of Auckland and conflict resolution at the US Institute of Peace. Fale is 25 and lives in South Auckland. He is the son of Samoan immigrants and a renowned youth leader in the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa.
Colette Muir is a Developmental Paediatrician who works for the Developmental Paediatric Service at Starship Hospital and the Auckland DHB Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, the Kari Centre. After undertaking her medical training in Auckland, she completed a Developmental Paediatrics Fellowship at the Mater Children's Hospital in Brisbane. She has a special interest in the transition of medical care for young people with developmental disabilities and the neurodevelopmental outcomes of cardiac children.
Dr Matthew Reid
Dr Matthew Reid is Pākehā, born in Ōtepoti/Dunedin, but he also grew up in Whangarei. He’s a Public Health Medicine Specialist at Canterbury and West Coast DHBs, in the Planning and Funding division, based in Ōtautahi/Christchurch. He focuses on health equity, hauora Māori, Pacific health, smokefree, and services for children and young people. He chairs the Canterbury Child and Youth Mortality Review Group.
Matthew started training in Paediatrics then went into Public Health Medicine after starting to practice in that area during the course of working for Médecins Sans Frontières. He has worked for MSF in many places around the world, most recently for two years in South Africa. He is involved in governance of MSF and Purapura Whetu, a kaupapa Māori health, mental health and social service organisation, and he has a Master of Public Health and a Diploma in Child Health.
The CYMRC Terms of Reference call for one ex-officio member from the Ministry of Health and one-ex officio member from the Ministry of Social Development. Both ex-officio members are nominated by their respective Ministry’s Chief Executive, and then appointed by the Health Quality & Safety Commission Board.
Lisa-Jane is National Practice Design Advisor for Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Children. She is based in the professional practice group, formerly known as the office of the chief social worker. Lisa-Jane has an extensive background in education where she was a primary school teacher, teacher education lecturer and held various roles in the Ministry of Education in Wellington before joining Oranga Tamariki in 2017. She has worked in both strategic policy and implementation during her career in government. She has a strong interest in equitable outcomes for Māori as tangata whēnua, and also improving outcomes for Pacific populations and other diverse groups. Her role at Oranga Tamariki is to design frameworks, practice standards and tools to support practice development nationally.
Emma Sutich is Principal Clinical Advisor in the Office of the Director of Mental Health and Addictions at the Ministry of Health. Emma is a clinical psychologist and also works two days per week at the Central Region Eating Disorder Service where she is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has also worked as a psychologist for a number of years within the Department of Corrections.
Dr Janine Ryland
Dr Janine Ryland is Clinical Advisor Child & Youth Health in the Ministry of Health. Originally from Gisborne, Janine moved to Auckland where she completed her schooling and undertook tertiary study in marketing. The stillbirth of her first child sparked an interest in health and the quality of care provided. This led to her training in medicine at Otago University in Dunedin and then in Wellington. Janine also undertook a postgraduate diploma in child health and a masters degree in public health (distinction) at Otago University. She has worked in a variety of public health roles which focus on children and young people and is now a public health medicine specialist and Fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine.