Natasha Doherty grew up in Samoa and New Zealand. From the age of 13 onwards Natasha lived in Whangarei completing high school, then went on to study at Massey University in Palmerston North. “I got to experience the best of both worlds” she says.
Prior to joining Healthy Families South Auckland Natasha worked in the Maori health sector at Turuki Health. Natasha says she hopes to contribute to making a positive change to lives of the people who live in South Auckland by improving their health and wellbeing.
“I am a Project Coordinator, my role is to provide coordination and administration support to the Healthy Families team around the different initiatives they are running”.
I provide support across all of the Healthy Families projects and work with our Lead Systems Innovators in their respective initiatives.
What is your vision for health and wellbeing in South Auckland?
“That the people of South Auckland are no longer making up the stat figures as the unhealthiest people.”
What is one funny/quirky/interesting thing that no-one knows about you?
“No one ever guesses I’m Samoan … I’ve been mistaken for, Northern Indian, Italian, Fijian, PNG, Colombian, Mexican, Argentinian, Hawaiian and South African.”