Michelle Brett 

Right Care Advisor Hauora Māori, St John New Zealand  

Michelle has worked in health and social services for the past 25 years and with St John for the last seven years. Currently Michelle works for St John as the Right Care Advisor Hauora Māori this is a national role; she has been in her current role for 8 months and enjoys the challenges of this new role for St John and her. Previously she held the role of the South Island Pou Takawaenga (Māori Liaison) and prior to that the South Island Regional Youth Manager with St John.

She is committed to working with St John and the Community to build a greater working relationship and understanding of Te Ao Maori, Tiriti of Waitangi that continues to grow the confidence and capability of all members of St John.

Her passion is to awhi (help), tautoko (support), manaaki (care) and strengthen whanau throughout New Zealand. Enjoying the opportunity to work together with all cultures, age groups and genders to grow the confidence and capacity of us all.

Attending the Age Concern Conference is an awesome opportunity to work together and to look at the needs of our kaumatua (older generation) from now and into the future.