Shayne Nahu

Shayne (Te Arawa, Tainui, Irish) has worked in various public health roles for over 20 years. He has worked in Tairawhiti, Auckland, and Wellington, in local and national roles for DHB’s and the Ministry of Health.  Shayne has also been on the board of several organisations, and currently is a on a school BoT.  Over the last eight years he held several senior roles in the Hutt Valley DHB planning and funding team, before joining the Cancer Society of New Zealand in 2015.  His current role is manager advocacy and wellbeing.

Sione F Tupou

Sione F Tupou is the Treasurer of Pacific Island Food and Nutrition Action Group (PIFNAG). He works for Auckland DHB as the Health Promotion School Facilitator and is also the Chairman of the BOT of Wesley Primary School of Mt Roskill.

Sione is a supporter of nurturing of Pasifika potential and is driven by issues of Equity. He encourages working together with the community to achieve ANA’s Purpose.


Janell Dymus-Kurei

Janell is of Te Whakatohea descent and resides in Auckland. Janell graduated from The University of Auckland with a BHSc, and is currently studying Law at UoA. Janell currently works at Hāpai te Hauora as the General Manager for Māori Public Health, working across the areas of nutrition, physical activity, alcohol and other drug harm minimisation and tobacco. Janell has a strong sense of social justice and a passion for improving health outcomes for Māori. She is a strong advocate for the aspirations of whanau, hapu and iwi, recognising the role of public health as a mere facilitator of wellbeing.

Vito Lo Iacono

Vito is passionate about making a positive difference. Through his current and previous positions in top executive and director roles in both public and private sectors entities, he has been able to successfully lead and deliver projects aiming at improving organisations’ visibility and generating economic returns and he has a thorough understanding of the importance of healthy nutrition and active living through the management of Healthy Futures Trust.

As an ANA executive board Member, the skills he brings to the table are in the fields of strategic planning, stakeholder relationship management, leadership development and financial management, as well as digital and traditional communication and sponsorship development.

Vito is enthusiastic at the prospect of making a positive impact at ANA, through supporting the executive board.  His current role is general manager of Healthy Futures Trust.