Our Team

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Marihi Langford - CEO

I have worked across Māori health and social services for over twenty years and am dedicated to effective outcomes for our people and communities.

I have held roles in the District Health Board and Non-Government Organisations in the areas of social and health services.

I have been fortunate to have been on a number of boards in the past where I have enjoyed learnings and experience that have equipped me to support the direction of Tuhiata Mahi Ora.


I am looking forward to the journey ahead

  • Grad Dip Bus - Māori Development

  • Diploma in Child Protection

  • Masters of Management

Roy Langford

Having spent the majority of my life in Auckland I moved to the Far North with my wife 11 years ago to build our own business in aquaculture.


I bring with me a vast range of experience in business, marketing and management , building strategic relationships and partnering with key industry players, agencies and vendors.

I have a strong understanding of the processes involved in operating an organisation  and the importance of clarifying the organisations vision and definition of successful outcomes.

I look forward to being part of a team that puts its energy towards making positive change for whanau and the community.

  • Certificate in Adult Literacy

  • Post Grad Dip in Marketing 

Cera James

Raised in West Auckland I moved home 6 years ago to work within my own community. I have 19 years experience in the Youth and Social Services sector working at all levels within the DHB, Residential, Respite and Community.

This grounding has developed my skills at an operations and quality level which allows me to utilise those learnings in the development and implementation of policies and procedures that work for both our clients and the organisation

  • DAPAANZ Accredited Supervisor 

  • Post Grad Cert in Health Science - Youth Development

  • Grad Dip Leadership & Management

  • Post Grad Cert in Health Science - Addictions

Cory James

I bring a deep cultural and clinical understanding to my role as a board member.  I was raised in Te Ao Māori, and this has guided me through my career as a counsellor, facilitator and leader over the past 16 years.

My experience within clinical settings, DHB, trauma counselling, addictions and Iwi based organisations allows me to contribute to Tuhiata Mahi Ora at a governance level.

I am passionate about our people and this sector, and supporting whanau through the change process.

  • DAPAANZ Accredited Supervisor

  • Post Grad Cert in Bi-Cultural Supervision

  • Lv 7 Grad Dip in Addictions Counselling

Rob Brown

I was born and raised in Whatuwhiwhi in the heart of Ngati Kahu. I have a strong passion for working with people , in particular working alongside young people and their whanau to reach their full potential.

Over the years I have gained lots of experience working and leading teams in the mental health and addictions sector both within DHB and NGO organisations.

I believe for whanau in our community, healing comes from being immersed in culturally congruent environments where mātauranga Māori and te ao Māori are embraced.


  • Diploma in Ara Reo Māori

  • Post Grad Cert in Māori Health

  • Grad Cert in Mental Health and Addictions

  • Level 7 Grad Dip in Addictions Counselling