Where we fit in!

2018 Midland Structure 

The Midland Mental Health & Addiction Network team has a multi-layered accountability framework that feeds information up, down and across the multiple stakeholders. Although the formal upward reporting structure will change over time, it is important that key relationships with the GMs Planning and Funding and Maori Health continue to be maintained and enhanced. The Midland regional forums have changed to align to managed networks.

The lead Midland GMs are Karen Evison, Lakes DHB for Planning & Funding and Phyllis Tangitu, Lakes DHB for Maori Health - click here to view their profiles.

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The Midland Mental Health & Addiction Team

 Team 2018

Eseta Nonu-Reid - Midland MH&A Regional Director

ENREseta Nonu-Reid has a background in mental health nursing with postgraduate studies in Psycho-gerontology and Forensic psychiatry.  Eseta brings extensive experience in the mental health and addiction field providing leadership and management in DHB mental health and addiction, Pacific Peoples mental health, NGO and Iwi service development, partnership and models of care.  Eseta is based in Rotorua.

Eseta brings to the role a strong commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, the principals of Recovery and creative and innovative service delivery that improves health outcomes for people.

Eseta can be contacted at Eseta.Nonu-Reid@healthshare.co.nz

Akatu Marsters - Midland MH&A Business Support Coordinator


Ko Te Arawa te waka, Ko Pohaturoa ko Tuturu nga maunga, Ko Puarenga te awa, Ko Tuhourangi, Ngati Wahiao nga hapu, Ko Te Pakira ko Te Arai te Tonga nga marae,  Ko Akatu Marsters ahau.

With 10 years experience in the Tourism Industry, Akatu was introduced to the Health Sector when she accepted a temporary position with the Midland Mental Health & Addiction team in 2008.  In December 2008 she joined the HPV Immunisation Team as PA/Administrator to provide administrative support & accompany the nursing team in schools.

Akatu is of Cook Island & NZ Maori descent and is married to John from Aitutaki, Cook Islands - they share three children and are based in her hometown of Rotorua.

Akatu can be contacted at Akatu.Marsters@healthshare.co.nz

Steve Neale - Midland MH&A Workforce Lead

Steve 1“Raised and residing in the Waikato, Steve comes to us from a long history in Clinical Practice, Management, Commissioning and Consultancy in Substance Misuse Treatment, Family Violence Intervention and Project Management in the Health and Social Service sectors, both here in Aotearoa-New Zealand and in the United Kingdom. He holds a Practicing Certificate and Accreditation in Professional Supervision, has a Masters in Social Policy and is a PRINCE2 Project Manager. Steve is passionate about Social Justice, Kawanatanga and Equality. He is a critical thinker, backed by real-world experience, a robust sense of humour and a steadfast resolve to make a difference”

 Steve can be contacted at Steve.Neale@heathshare.co.nz

Belinda Walker - Midland MH&A Information Project Coordinator

BelindaBelinda has returned to the Midland team after several years working in both the NGO and DHB mental health and addiction environment.

She has been involved with the implementation and evaluation of PRIMHD since its inception. This coupled with working in the sector, health and disability auditing and her lived experience, allows Belinda to provide support from a variety of perspectives.

Belinda is New Zealand born, originally from Porirua and lives rurally in Rotorua. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science with a major in Psychology.

Belinda can be contacted at Belinda.Walker (at) healthshare.co.nz