Tania Thomas hails from the Far North and is Ngāti Kahu. She has three daughters and four grandchildren. Her career has been in the health and disability sector. Tania is currently the Director of Advocacy for IHC. Her previous roles have included being the Chief Executive of Te Roopu Taurima, a Kaupapa Māori disability support service and a Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner. Tania sits on several Boards in the not-for-profit sector including her own iwi. Her hobbies include family, movies and crafts.