Editorial Board & Staff

Barry Bublitz

Patron, Editorial Board
International Indigenous Council Healing Our Spirit Worldwide

Barry J. Bublitz (Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki, Ngāti Kōhua, Tangāhoe Iwi kei Taranaki ki Tonga)

The origin of Te Mauri Pimatisiwin is from Edmonton Alberta Canada where it came under the guidance of the international indigenous movement Healing our Spirit Worldwide.  Barry’s involvement with the global indigenous movement is from the early 1990s, and in 2006 he was appointed to the International Indigenous Council (IIC) whose function is being the Kaitiaki of this movement.

From service development that translates ‘aspirational thinking and being’, particularly from the Whānau perspective to achieving positive outcomes for seeking meaningful lifestyle changes are the driving force in Barry’s career in Addiction, Māori Mental Health, Primary Health Care services and Whānau Wellbeing services.

Te Kete Pounamu is Barry’s current passion that allows his ‘lived experience; to guide professional leadership development who stand tall in their own truth.

Finally, sharing global indigenous experiences and research gives Te Mauri Pimatisiwin its cutting edge!

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Member, Editorial Board
University of Western Australia

Professor Pat Dudgeon is from the Bardi people of the Kimberly area in Western Australia. She is a Psychologist and Research Fellow at the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia. Her area of research includes social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention. Amongst her many commitments, she is a Commissioner of the Australian National Mental Health Commission, on the executive board of the Australian Indigenous Psychologist’s Association, and co-chair of the Commonwealth Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Advisory Group.  She is currently the project leader of the National Empowerment Project: an Indigenous suicide prevention project working with eleven sites in Aboriginal communities across the country and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Evaluation Project. She has many publications in Indigenous mental health in particular, the Working Together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health and Wellbeing Principles and Practice 2014. She is actively involved with the Aboriginal community and has a commitment to social justice for Indigenous people

Sheri Daniels

Member, Editorial Board, Editorial Board
Papa Ola Lōkahi

Sheri has been leading Papa Ola Lōkahi, the Native Hawaiian Health Board since 2016. Papa Ola Lōkahi (POL) is the organization charged by the United States Congress with administrative oversight of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act [Public Law 102-396]. In this role, she leads efforts to improve the overall health and well-being of Native Hawaiians and their families, through strategic partnerships, programs and public policy.  

Born, raised, and currently residing on Maui, she has over two decades of experience in social service programs along with years of supervisory experience, including both government and non-profit management. It is through these capacities that Dr. Daniels has worked closely with Hawai‘i’s unique and diverse population to overcome inequities.  

Sheri is actively involved in various community and civic organizations locally, nationally and internationally. She was recently added to the International Indigenous Council for Healing Our Spirit Worldwide in 2018. In 2019, Dr. Daniels was added to both the Advisory Council on Minority Health (Office on Minority Health) and the Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention & Control Advisory Board.  

Dr. Daniels is one of the co-leads for the Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Hawaiʻi COVID19 Response, Recovery, Resilience Team that involves over 30 organizations throughout Hawaiʻi that is focused on addressing the needs and advocating for these communities.   

A graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama, Dr. Daniels received her bachelor’s in family resources from the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She carries a master’s in counselling psychology from Chaminade University of Honolulu, in addition to a doctorate from Argosy University, and currently holds several license certifications.  

Dr Pikihuia Pomare

Member, Editorial Board,

Dr Pikihuia Pomare (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Pūkenga) is a senior lecturer in Kaupapa Māori Psychology, Erihapeti Rehu-Murchie Fellow and registered

clinical psychologist based at Massey University, New Zealand. She has over 20 years of experience in the education and health sectors and has held a number of clinical, leadership and advisory positions at regional and national levels. Her research and professional interests include Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) in hauora (health and wellbeing broadly) and mental health, Indigenous Psychology in research and applied practice, engagement in mental health services, mental health in the digital age rongoā Māori/ te taiao (traditional healing modalities and the natural environment) and wairuatanga (spirituality). Pikihuia is also a mother of three sons and a raukura (graduate) of Kura Kaupapa Māori and Kōhanga Reo (Māori immersion education).

Dr Grace Waker

Coordinator, staff

Dr Grace Walker (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāruahine) is an emerging Māori data scientist primarily examining housing and heath equity among Māori as well as statistical modelling of longitudinal data. Her research interests are focused on changing the narrative of indigenous people within statistics, to avoid deficit-based research and acknowledge indigenous perspectives to ensure data is presented for indigenous people rather than on indigenous people. She also has an interest in programme design, development, implementation, and evaluation.

July 2021

Greetings to all of our friends & colleagues. We have a new team who will take care of you, and the Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing.  If you need further information please contact us at jiw@terauora.com or Dr Maria Baker (CEO)  maria.baker@terauora.com

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