Kanita has fifteen+ years experience in primary and community care, having worked at the Ministry of Health, within PHOs/DHB, implementation of Better Sooner More Convenient business case for MidCentral PHOs, Whānau Ora system development governance and implementation, and also overseas, setting national and local primary care strategy and implementation. Kanita supports our localities/ rohe mahi and will guide our Collaborative in terms of equity for Māori and other underserved whānau. Kanita shares her time between the Collaborative and THINK Hauora PHO.
Prior to Health, Kanita worked a decade in a range of central government departments including Community Employment Group, Department of Labour, the Treasury, and Ministry of Social Development. More recently, Kanita led the Performance and Monitoring workstream of the Unified Funding System (UFS) at the Tertiary Education Commission; the UFS is a key pillar of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Education.
In her past time, Kanita enjoys time out with her whanau whanaui, hiking in the local ranges behind Waikanae and interior design of her new build. Her time overseas included five years in the Middle East, several years in Canada and travelling the world visiting countries of interest and sharing stories with the indigenous peoples of the land.