Meet the Board

Ronald Baker


Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Advanced Diploma Nursing, Winston Churchill Fellow, ANZAC Fellow, Fellow ANZCMHN, Fellow CMHNNZ, and an inaugural recipient of Te Whetu Kanapa (Te Ao Māramatanga).

A Registered Psychiatric Nurse of 35 years’ experience with 25 years of practice in cultural (kaupapa Maori) services in establishing, managing and providing care in several different tribal areas. Most recent practice in the intensive community teams of the northern regions.

Ron has been a member since the inception of the College. Firstly as a Branch of the ANZCMHN and then Te Ao Māramatanga NZCMHN.

Currently, Ron is working for Te Rau Ora, National Māori Workforce Development.