Registered Nurse Co-Lead Oranga Ki Tua / Advisor to Chief Executive
Ko Olivia Asi Tuiataga Leavasa toku ingoa.
My whanau whakapapa to Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua Kaipara, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, Rarotonga, Manihiki, Atiu, Tahiti, Samoa, Ireland, France, and England. I am also married and have two tamariki who whakapapa to Samoa, Tonga, Tokelau and Scotland.
Prior to working as a Registered Nurse with Te Hononga O Tamaki Me Hoturoa, my professional background was in business, banking and charitable work.
As a Registered Nurse on the Oranga Ki Tua – Long Term Conditions Programme, I am privileged to work alongside, and co-lead, a fantastic and dynamic team, who are committed to serving our local communities. As holistic, evidence-based practitioners, we work to address inequities in all aspects of life, focusing on physical, spiritual, mental, social, financial, and environmental health.
My current role also includes providing strategic, organisational, and operational advice and support to the Chief Executive. This includes special project coordination for Te Ranga Ora, working alongside the Otara Whanau Medical Clinic.
It was the dream of our ancestors that we would not only live, but that we would live abundantly. It is our responsibility to set our aim high and work toward a more equitable society, where all our whanau will have the opportunity to thrive. Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei. Aim for the highest cloud so that if you miss it, you will hit a lofty mountain. By the way, we’re not aiming to miss!