Tokerau te moana
Maunga Taniwha te maunga
Ngati Kahu te iwi
Ngati Tara me Whanau Moana nga hapu
Ko Callie Corrigan ahau.
Callie is the Kaiarahi Matua – Programmes Manager at Toi Tangata, a national organisation based in Auckland which specialises in the area of positive health, fitness and nutrition. She is a member of the DIET Programme Governance Group and Advisory Group.
Callie has a Masters in Science (Sport and Exercise) and experience working in Māori health in grassroots, regional and national roles in the areas of nutrition and physical activity. A key passion is supporting whanau to be physically active for life. She is currently working on a number of projects including identifying and supporting Māori tertiary students within Sport and Exercise Science and Physical Education, building opportunities for them to connect to the sector with their research and learning as well as developing a tuakana–teina mentoring programme. Callie is also involved in creating IT tools to support whanau to connect to whakapapa, atuatanga, kaitiakitanga and tipua while connecting to whenua, and a Knowledge Translation Project to ensure research developed is provided in an appropriate medium to be meaningful for Māori.
She is currently on the Agencies for Nutrition Action Board and is a past member of the Public Health Association Executive board.