Diane Koti (Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngaati Maniapoto, Waikato/Tainui)
Manager – Kaupapa Māori Practice, Department of Corrections
He uri au o Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngaati Maniapoto, Waikato/Tainui hoki. He mokopuna o ngā whānau, Ngarimu, Brooking, Butler, Akuhata-Reweti, Ratu, Borell me Koti. I whānau mai, I kuraina, e noho ana au ki Heretaunga o Te Mātau a Maui, ko Diane Koti tōku ingoa. I was born and raised in Hawkes Bay, married into Ngāti Kahungunu and I have a 13-year-old daughter. I am passionate about striving for equitable, holistic, and whānau centred health and social outcomes, whilst prioritising Tangata Whenua, Te Ao Māori, and Kaupapa Māori methodologies and practices. I am an alumnus of Te Rau Puawai with a background in psychology and it is with much excitement that I have the privilege of being a part of Te Rau Ora. Mauri Ora.