Jane Hopkirk is Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and the proud mother of three.
Jane is currently privileged to be a Wairarapa DHB and Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (regularity authority) Board Member, and a tangata whenua caucus member of NZCEH. She has had many governance roles such as trustee for a Hauora Service in Masterton, Iwi trust leadership and professional leadership.
Jane identifies as a Maori occupational therapist with eight years experience working in secondary health services, three years in a Maori Mental Health Service and two years in primary mental health. Past experience has seen her work in a Māori workforce development organisation, contracted to do service reviews of Māori and NGO organisations and project leader for a pilot working with the homeless in Wellington – a collaboration between a mental health, alcohol and drug, social service and a GP health service. She is currently working in a hauora team delivering whanau ora navigation to whānau who often are homeless.
She is passionate about whānau being able to be all they aspire to be.