Barry Bublitz

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Barry Bublitz

Barry J. Bublitz (Ngāi Tai ki Tamaki, Ngati Kohua, Tangahoe Taranaki ki Tonga)
Service development translating ‘aspirational thinking and being’ to achieve positive outcomes for those seeking meaningful lifestyle changes is a driving force in Barry’s career in Addiction, Māori Mental Health and Primary Health Care services. He was Director of the Kahunui Trust, offering a rural therapeutic community for youth, and a leader for the World Federation of Therapeutic Communities. Barry managed the Ministry of Health Suicide Prevention Strategy for Counties Manukau (CMDHB). Barry is a member of the CMDHB Māori Research Review Committee and Whānau Ora Development Manager with Turuki Health Primary Care Services, leading a motivated team trained in assisting Whānau (families) to achieve what they have determined as their priorities. Barry was a founding trustee of Te Rau Ora (previously known as Te Rau Matatini) in 2002, and sits on the Board of Directors. Since 2006 Barry has served as the Aotearoa New Zealand representative on the International Indigenous Council for Healing Our Spirit Worldwide.