(Ngaa Rauru, Ngaa Ruahine)
Leonie is a long time health and well-being advocate who has worked in the public health nutrition and physical activity sector for over twelve years. Leonie held both health promotion and management roles with Te Hotu Manawa Māori Trust before leading the Trust through significant change in 2013 to create Toi Tangata, a new agency dedicated to designing Māori nutrition and physical activity solutions.
In November 2016 Leonie ventured home to take on a new role as Business Development Manager with her iwi Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi in South Taranaki. Leonie brings with her a wealth of experience and insight into the types of issues that we will be exploring together at the ANA Conference, her passion and enthusiasm for innovation in public health combined with her public speaking (and singing!) skills are a welcome support to working together and inspiring change at the 7th ANA conference in 2017.