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Dr Vanessa Caldwell

Dr Vanessa Caldwell, Kai Tahu, Kati Māmoe, Waitaha, is currently the Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner.  She has extensive experience in working as a clinician and manager in mental health and addiction services as well as in workforce development.

Vanessa was previously the Director of Matua Raki, Addictions Workforce Development Centre and has been a NZQA monitor for a number of qualifications in the health and social service sectors.

She is a strong advocate for fit-for-purpose workforces that are equipped to respond to the needs of those they support.