Eileen is the village manager for Heritage Lifecare with a background in nursing where she spent many years working in health care at Taranaki Base, with Dr Ruakere, and as a field office for Age Concern. She is currently on the Ngāti Maru Taranaki Tu Mai Committee working towards hosting a successful campaign in 2019, a current member of Te Kohanga Moa Marae Committee, and a current committee member for basketball in Taranaki. Eileen is passionate about supporting her whānau and basketball and coach’s basketball at Taranaki Rep level and says “basketball is in our blood”. Eileen’s aspirations for Ngāti Maru are to prosper as an iwi, providing opportunities for education, wellness and career pathways. She hopes that her knowledge and experience will help provide a balanced opinion as a Trustee and that together as a whānau we can forge ahead to support our people, our iwi.