National Executive Committee
Pati has wide Pasefika networks and chairs a number of strategic and governance groups including: the Wellington Pasefika Disability Network Trust, Faiva Ora (MOH Pasifika Disability Action Plan) Leadership Group and the ACC Serious Injury Group.
National Operations Manager
It’s been over 7 years since I retired as the CEO of DPA. Over that time, Ruth Jones and I have run our own consultancy in Christchurch. Our particular niche is disabled peoples’ and Maori issues.The NEC has now engaged me until the end of June to support them to reinvigorate DPA. There are gnarly issues to sort out such as operational policies and finances.
National Policy and Relationships Manager
Esther Woodbury is new to the DPA national office, as of April 2016. Esther has previously worked as a disability advisor for government agencies, and spent a long time studying at various universities and working as a tutor and researcher.