As a descendant of Rāhiri with whakapapa to Ngāpuhi, Felicity is an indigenous mother to three tamariki which she raised with te reo as their first language. Dr Felicity Ware is also a senior lecturer in Hauora at Massey University and coordinates Toi Hauora providing innoNative teaching, research, and supervision in kaupapa Māori and whānau-centred solutions to elevate the health and wellbeing of iwi, hāpu, whānau, and Māori communities. Felicity’s personal research endeavours focus on the role of Māori culture, language and identity in supporting wellbeing particularly for rangatahi and parents. Felicity is a Mana Ririki parenting facilitator and a peer-breastfeeding supporter and has held representative and advisory roles within maternity and child health at her local DHB Midcentral. She is also a founding member of Mokopuna ora a local initiative promoting health and wellbeing from conception with māmā, pēpi and whānau through weaving wahakura. Felicity was invited to join the ONTRACK executive team at the end of 2020 as a Māori advisor.