We are

Susan Brown Trustee Chair

Capers Cafe business owner.  Physiotherapist.  Celebrant.  Mother.  Retreat facilitator.

June Grant Founding Trustee

ONZM for services to Maori and Maori Art.  Health Promotor Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao.

Wendy Lewis Founding Trustee

Grandmother and retired Radiographer

Funding Co-ordinator.

Kylie Lang Trustee
Claire Gower-James Manager

Super Hero.  She keeps us all organized and takes care of every little precious detail. 

Aratika circle of care

Tove Jensen-Munroe Trustee
Greg Taipari Trustee

A former reporter and ministerial press secretary. Currently a communication manager and media advisor.

Sarah Jameson Treasurer

Associate chartered accountant, member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Barbara Hochstein
Founding Trustee
Guiding Patron

Radiographer and our former chair.

Empowering you to live well

is our mission.

In the belief that attending to our emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health is essential to our wellbeing, Aratika Cancer Trust offers workshops and retreats exploring evidence-based integrative medicine practices to educate and empower people with a cancer diagnosis.

Former Trustees

Britta Norske

Founding Trustee

Meditation & Nutrition


More about Britta on our facilitator biography page.

Doreen Vroom-Barclay

Former Trustee

Local Rotorua business owner from the Netherlands.  Cancer thriver, determined and charming.

Mereheeni Hooker

Former Trustee

Guiding light who left us on 14 June 2019.  Profoundly missed.  Her life was spent in service to education and her Maori community. 


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