Maria Baker

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Dr Maria Baker Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, is the Chief Executive Officer of Te Rau Ora, a kaupapa Māori organisation focused on strengthening Māori health and wellbeing. She gained her PhD in Māori Health and holds a number of nursing and mental health qualifications.  Dr Baker has worked in Māori health for more than 25 years and has previously held senior positions focusing on Māori Health Workforce Development and Māori mental health. She has experience working across a range of organisations including NGOs, Iwi, Māori organisations and district health boards.