E tūtaki ana ngā kapua o te rangi, kei runga, kei runga te Mangoroa e kōpae pū ana || The clouds in the sky close over, but above them spreads the milky way

PADA

Ngā Kaitohutohu | Advisory Board

Ngā Kaitohutohu | Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Our Kaitohutohu | Advisory Board is a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills which supplement the knowledge and skills of the our Kaiārahi | Board of Trustees in order to more effectively guide our organisation. 

 

  • Dr Rona Carroll – GP, Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago in Wellington and Vice-President of PATHA – Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington
  • Dr George Parker – Researcher and Lecturer in Health Service Delivery at Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington – Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Dr Rona Carroll, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Dr Rona Carroll (she/her) is a GP and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice at the University of Otago in Wellington. Rona has had a long interest in perinatal maternal and infant mental health and breastfeeding support. She was a PADA Kaiārahi | Board Member for a number of years, established a community breastfeeding support centre and has worked at the CCDHB maternal mental health service.

Rona’s current clinical work is in youth health with a special interest in transgender healthcare. She is Vice-President of PATHA (Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa) and is looking forward to combinging these interests in her PADA clinical advisory role.

Dr George Parker, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Dr George Parker (they/them) is a Pākeha queer and non-binary Researcher and Lecturer in Health Service Delivery at Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington. George is parent of two young children, a registered midwife, and Lead Investigator on national Health Research Council funded study looking at trans, non-binary and takatāpui inclusion in pregnancy and birth care. They have a strong interest in perinatal mental health from both a personal and service delivery perspective.

George has worked in health consumer advocacy for many years and is passionate about ensuring perinatal mental health services are person and whānau centered, accessible, and inclusive of and responsive to diversity. George is excited to support the work of PADA through a role on the advisory board.