HACK Aotearoa Organising Committee:


Dr Leo Celi (Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Clinical Research Director, Laboratory of Computational Physiology)


Dr Shawn Sturland (Intensive care physician, Capital and Coast District Health Board)


Dr Marise Stuart (iMOKO clinician, Navilluso Medical Limited)

Dr. Marise Stuart MBChB, BPhEd, BSc (Ngati Kahungunu, Ngapuhi) currently works as a primary care clinician in South Auckland. She is passionate about empowering indigenous knowledge and ways of being, to enhance health and flourishing and is involved in freelance health consulting, to this end. Marise was also part of the winning team (Indigital Blockchain Ltd) in the recent Centrality AI accelerator program with their blockchain product “Ahau”. She continues to support the work in an advisory capacity. Previously, Marise was clinical lead for the digital health service “iMOKO” (owned by Dr. Lance O’Sullivan) and also worked as a Professional Teaching Fellow at Te Kupenga Hauora Māori (Māori health department), at Auckland University.

Marise is an advisory board member for Citizen AI. She has significant governance and leadership experience including Chair for the National Doctors in Training Council, President of the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association, and is the only NZ doctor to hold Executive Board roles with both the New Zealand Medical Association and Māori Doctors’ Association “Te Ohu Rata o Aotearoa (Te ORA).

Marise loves scuba diving and hiking, and manages to find time to umpire International level netball, recently returning from Barbados for the American International Netball Qualifying Tournament.


Dr Mataroria Lyndon (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland. Lead Clinical Advisor, Māori Health, CMDHB)

Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whātua, Waikato

Born in Whangarei, Mataroria grew up in Pipiwai and South Auckland. After finishing high school at Tangaroa College in Otara, Mataroria attended Auckland Medical School. He graduated in 2011 and worked as a doctor at Middlemore Hospital and a clinical lead in Ko Awatea, Counties Manukau District Health Board (CMDHB). He then completed his PhD in Medical Education at the University of Auckland before receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to complete his Master of Public Health at Harvard University in 2017.

He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Auckland, the Lead Clinical Advisor for Māori Health at CMDHB, and a board member of the Health Promotion Agency NZ. He was nominated for the Young New Zealander of the Year 2016 for his contributions to Māori Health and was awarded the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Young Professional of the Year 2016. He is passionate about achieving health equity through public health and medical education, and emerging technologies in digital health and big data analytics.

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