Moe of Ngāti Hine and Ngapuhi descent is a mother of six and grandmother of 18 who nurtures her whanau in Te Ao Māori based in their knowing of who they are as Ngati Hine.
Moe began her professional career as a psychopaedic nurse, moving into general nursing and then psychiatric nursing. Registering as a psychiatric nurse in 1974 at Kingseat Hospital, most of Moe’s health work has been in mental health and addictions.
In 1988 Moe qualified as a teacher and taught in Kura Māori, but later found herself transition back into the health sector, working in management at the Northland Area Health Board. In 1991, Moe was employed by the Northern Regional Health authority as Locality projects manager and needs assessment, engaging with the development of the Ngāti Hine Health Trust.
In 2000, Moe became a resource person for Māori development, particularly in Hauora, and became involved as a community researcher under the training of Dr Fiona Cram. This research included Māori ethical framework for research, and traumatic brain injury in Māori children.
Moe currently carries out training for the Takarangi Competency Framework and delivers this training to DHB, psychiatrist, Emerge Aotearoa, Brain Research New Zealand, and other providers.
Moe’s participation in health, education, justice and social service has span over many years as she aims to continue to inspire health providers of Māori health and well-being, with a commitment to deliver gold standard practice for all Māori and the world.