Lead auditors and evaluators

Auditors and evaluators review Ministry funded services and identify areas that require further improvement. They also ensure the achievement of quality of life outcomes and the safety of people who use a particular service.

Here is a list of lead evaluators and auditors for Whaikaha - Ministry of Disabled people. 

Dr Aloma Parker

Dr Aloma Parker is a clinical psychologist with a background in mental health management in the public and NGO sectors. Having been involved in deinstitutionalisation and development of community residential services, she has conducted developmental evaluations since 1999 to assure that community services are as good as they can be.

She initially trained and worked for Standards and Monitoring Services (SAMS) then spent nine years on SAMS Trust Board before working independently.

Hayley Lord

(PGDip. Practical Psychology, MHSM, PGDip. Psychology)

Hayley is a Community Psychologist with 20 years experience in community health.  As an experienced auditor, Hayley has used her training and knowledge of the sector to audit public and private providers across general practice, mental health, disability and community health organisations. 

Hayley brings a positive and participative approach to audits and has a particular passion for supporting client led and culturally safe environments.

Standards and Monitoring Services (SAMS)

SAMS (Standards and Monitoring Services) is a national evaluation, education and leadership development organisation governed and primarily staffed by disabled people and families. SAMS staff biographies external URL are available on their website.  

Mana Ātea

(previously My Place Aotearoa)

Rangi Pouwhare, Managing Director of Mana Ātea external URL has more than 30+ years’ experience as a leader and change agent, proactively developing and maintaining strong productive relationships to achieve Māori outcomes.

Rangi comes from a whānau steeped in tikanga and āhuatanga Māori, based on a strong Tūhoe foundation. Those principles and values have influenced every decision and initiative that Ms Pouwhare has made throughout her life. With this experience, Mana Ātea integrates tikanga Māori support into the delivery of services.

Rangi Pouwhare provides tikanga expertise and support in audit and evaluation. Fluent Te Reo speaker and qualified translator Rangi has a deep knowledge and understanding of Te Ao Māori. Rangi has extensive knowledge of the disability sector and approaches of care that improve managing outcomes for people with disabilities.