Renée is a Māori wahine, a māmā to five and a registered nurse with specialty interests in Māori health, primary health care, community nursing, population health and pae ora (healthy futures). She shows great manaaki for those around her – whether that be clients, kaimahi, or our whēnua – mindful of the footprint we leave. Renée has worked in many areas of health, including primary health care, school-based nursing, specialty mental health services, Kaupapa Māori health, Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander health and continues to have a relationship with Piki Te Ora Medical Centre as a current Board Member. Sitting on several working groups, when Renée is not advocating for pae ora for our mokopuna, she enjoys yoga, being in the water or being outdoors, whether that’s gardening, hiking or mountain biking. Renée would like to see whānau have the tools and resources they need to thrive. This could be realised through improving access to health service for Māori, or by developing more collaborative and system-wide health, education and social service models that support whānau to maximise their health outcomes, for themselves and their communities.