Aratika Board

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

Aratika circle of care

Tove Jensen-Munroe Trustee
Claire Gower-James Manager

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

Sarah Jameson Treasurer

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

Barbara Hochstein
Founding Trustee
Guiding Patron

Radiographer and our former chair.

Greg Taipari Trustee

Communication manager, media advisor, and ministerial press secretary.

Empowering you to live well

is our mission.

Aratika Cancer Trust empowers people impacted by a cancer diagnosis through evidenced-base information and resources illuminating the integrative and holistic nature of living well.

Former Trustees

Britta Norske

Founding Trustee

Meditation & Nutrition


More about Britta on our facilitator biography page.

Jane Saunders

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. 


022 429 5063‬

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon