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


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. 


  • Joanne Teina – PADA Kaumātua – RcompN, RM, and Pregnancy and parenting educator at ADHB and Kaitiaki Whakawhānau Māori, for Ngāti Whātua and PADA Educator delivering Hine Tu Hine Ora programme in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
  • Tina Berryman-Kamp – Psychologist (Clinical Scope), MSocSci (Hons); PGDipPsych(Clin) – Rotorua
  • Jacqui Coates-Harris – (PG Dip Mgmt. & Clinical MSN) – Registered psychiatric nurse – Kirikiriroa Hamilton
  • Michele Lomax – Lecturer at AUT ~ Undergraduate Midwifery – Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland
  • Dr Sophie Mace – GP, specialising in breastfeeding, sleep, cry-fuss behaviour, maternal and infant mental health – Motueka, Tasman District
  • Dr George Parker – Researcher and Lecturer in Health Service Delivery at Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington – Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Joanne Teina, PADA Kaumātua

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Ko Joanne Teina taku ingoa
Ko Pirongia me Taupiri aku Maunga
Ko Waipapa me Waikato aku awa
Ko Kahotea taku marae
Ko Ngati Apakura taku iwi
Ko Ngati Hinetu taku hapu
Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou

I am the partner of John, mother to 11, godmother of 2, and Nanny Jo to 13 mokopuna. I am a daughter, sister, aunty, and cousin to many.

I graduated as a registered nurse in 1990, and as a midwife in 1992. I was one of the first LMC Māori Midwives to practice in South Auckland and spent 18 years providing care for Māori whānau, during this time I was a founding member of Putea o Pua trust that created what is now know as Turuki Health Care in Mangere. I was Hapūtanga Kaiārahi for Ngāti Whātua ki Ōrākei 2014-2020 and I also helped establish Ngā Maia which is the National Māori midwives organisation.

My passion was and still is to restore traditional Māori birth knowledge and wisdom to whānau. My other passion is Maternal Mental Health. I have lived experience with perinatal depression as do my daughters and nieces.

I also work as a alcohol and drug professional at the social detox at The Auckland City Mission, I contract to ADHB to provide community, pregnancy and parenting programmes. I am excited about supporting PADA to continue shining the light on the dark little corner of Maternal Mental Health through the creation and provision of our Hine Tu Hine Ora program. I am the current Kaumātua and Cultural Advisor to PADA.

Tina Berryman-Kamp


Psychologist (Clinical Scope), Quals: MSocSci (Hons); PGDipPsych(Clin)

He Pākeha ahau
Ko ōku matua no Ingarangi me Hōrana
Nō Te Whanganui-a-tara ahau
Ko Rotorua tōku kāinga ināianei
Ko Eugene Berryman-Kamp tōku tane
He uri ia no Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuara, Ngāti Whakaue me Ngāti Manawa
Ko Rawiri raua ko Mikaere aku tama
Ko Maia taku tamahine
Ko Tina tōku ingoa

Tēna koutou katoa. Rotorua has been by home for the last 20 years, where my children have been raised. I am originally from Wellington, a place I still hold dear. My roots are on the other side of the world, being European and British.

As a Clinical Psychologist over the last 30 years I have worked in Corrections, Mental Health and Specialist Maternal/ Perinatal Mental Health Services. In 2004 I set up a Community Based Perinatal Mental Health Service, which I ran for 15 years under contract to Lakes DHB. This service offered individual and group therapy and support, peer support, and practical home based care options. I have also provided training to health and community agencies and been involved in Community and Clinical forums advocating for Perinatal Mental Health. More recently I have been working at a Governance and Advisory level, while continuing to raise awareness of Perinatal Mental Health via my Social Media Platforms.

My enduring passion and commitment for Perinatal Mental Health comes from professional, whānau and personal experience. I strongly believe that the foundations for future wellbeing of individuals, families, community and our society start with the very early years and the relationships therein. This is where we need better investment and support for all, but especially those who are most vulnerable.

I feel privileged to be part of the PADA Advisory Board, an agency I have valued over the years for their quality resources and training that is much needed in the wider sectors.

Jacqui Coates-Harris

Kirikiriroa Hamilton, Waikato

Jacqui (she/her) is a registered psychiatric nurse and has a PG Dip Mgmt. & Clinical MSN. Jacqui had the privilege to set up the Waikato DHB’s Perinatal Mental Health Service in 2002 and has worked as a CNM and CNS in the service until last year. She now works part time as a lecturer in MH at Wintec and as a private Perinatal Mental Health Specialist.

Her lifelong philosophy is to ‘make a difference’ so she keen to impart her knowledge and skills to our future nursing workforce, to mentor and support perinatal providers in the primary health space and to continue to be an active voice and participant in perinatal mental health.

Michele Lomax

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Michele Lomax (she/her) is a registered midwife who, after working clinically for 10 years, is now a lecturer at AUT teaching in undergraduate midwifery. She is a parent to 3 wonderful grown-ups and has 6 grandchildren. Michele’s interest in perinatal health stems from years working in tertiary obstetric wards in Aotearoa New Zealand. Results from her Master’s thesis exploring the effect of long-term hospitalisation in the perinatal period confirmed the need for further study. 

Michele is currently beginning her Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) focusing on the process of perinatal mental health screening in Aotearoa. She is looking forward to extending her network of like-minded professionals within the PADA group.

Dr Sophie Mace

Motueka, Tasman District

Dr Sophie Mace is a general practitioner in Aotearoa New Zealand who specialises in breastfeeding, sleep, cry-fuss behaviour, and maternal and infant mental health. Sophie believes in providing care that is evidence-based, empathetic, and values the importance of connection and attachment, and loves working with infants and their whānau in the early years of life.

As well as her work as a GP and the founder of Aotearoa Baby Clinic, Sophie holds a position on several national and international committees whose aim is to improve care in the First 1000 Days.

Clare Barnett


Tēnā koutou katoa

Ko Kapukataumahaka te Māunga

Ko Mata-Au te Awa

Ko Waterman te Waka

Ko Terpstra tōku tupuna Tatimana, ko Moorhouse tōku tupuna Ingarihi

Ko Ōtepoti te kainga tuatahi engari nō Kirikiriroa ahau inianei

Ko Clare Barnett tōku ingoa

Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

My passion for maternal and family mental well being started with the story of how the rhesus factor affected my mother’s birthing history, and my own birth. This thread continued in my nursing where I first noticed the stigma of mental health compared with how we talk about physical health.

Working as a midwife also gave me greater insight into how maternal well being affects family and baby well being, and the vital role we all play in supporting women and families as they navigate pregnancy, birthing and parenting. I now weave these understandings into my role as a counselor, specializing in supporting women and families through perinatal distress, and in my education support of student midwives at WINTEC.

I am delighted to be on the PADA  Advisory Board. I have previously been involved in PADA education and advisory support and totally believe in the strategic importance of the work PADA does within Aotearoa/New Zealand. I am in awe of what this organisation has managed to achieve in such a short time, with a typical Kiwi ‘can do’ attitude on limited resources.

PADA’s strong leadership team, ability to gather expertise in the area of perinatal mental health, and commitment to debunk mental health stigma’s and to break-through information and resource barriers is the reason I choose to give my time and energy to the work they do.