Cheryl Goodyer (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui) – Kaitohutohu Matua Māori/Principal Advisor Māori
In her Māori leadership role with the Council, Cheryl is responsible for overseeing the implementation of our Te Tiriti o Waitangi policy statement and framework. She works alongside Executive Leadership Team colleagues to lead the Council’s commitments, responsibilities and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This includes providing strategic and operational advice on key iwi and Māori relationships, critical equity issues for Māori and regulatory matters to improve health outcomes for Māori.
Previously, Cheryl has worked in the health sector for 30 years, training as a Medical Laboratory Technologist specialising in Anatomic Pathology and holding Mortuary management roles for 10+ years.
More recently, she has held senior management roles with the CCDHB Māori Health Development Group responsible for leading the expansion, and ongoing development, of Whānau Care Services into a multi-disciplinary team, including specialty clinical nurses. Cheryl also established the Research Advisory Group-Māori and was a long-standing member of the CCDHB Clinical Ethics Advisory Group.
Cheryl is an accomplished Māori health leader with extensive professional and clinical leadership experience. She has worked across multiple services to implement a range of strategic and operational approaches including designing and delivering patient/whānau-focused services; system-wide workforce development for Māori and all staff to support the provision of culturally safe healthcare; and integrating continuous quality improvement and risk management systems to enhance health services for Māori.