|Scott is a highly experienced health leader in New Zealand with over 15 years working in senior health management positions particularly across the home-based, aged residential care and primary care sectors. Scott is the Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Health IT Cluster and also holds voluntary board positions at Harbour Sport and North Harbour Basketball Association. Scott holds an MBA (Distinction) from the University of Waikato and is a Fellow of the NZ Institute of Management. He and his wife, Anna, have lived in Albany for the past 10 years and Scott sees his involvement in the Health Link North Board as being an opportunity to utilise his knowledge and expertise to assist with benefitting the health and wellbeing of the people living across the whole of the Health Link North area.|
|Lorelle is currently Health Promotion Services Manager for Comprehensive Care/Waitemata PHO (Primary Health Organisation). Lorelle has a Bachelor of Social Science Degree, Certificates in Conflict Resolution and Community Work, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Health, and has worked in the North Shore community in several roles since 2004. Lorelle joined the PHO in 2008, coming from the North Shore Community Health Voice coordinator role, and prior to this undertook a short term contract with Raeburn House, and carried out research with refugees and migrants on the North Shore. A change of direction in 2000 led Lorelle to tertiary study after many years in the corporate sector. Lorelle has lived on the North Shore for 30 years and has been active in a number of community roles during this time, including currently as a Trustee with the North Shore Women’s Centre and YES Disability Resource Centre.|
|Jennie trained as a nurse at Barts hospital and completed the Diploma in Nursing at London University. After holding several senior nursing positions at Barts and working as a community nurse/social worker, Jennie qualified as a Nurse Teacher and then taught at the City University in London (held jointly with Barts), University of Edinburgh and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. In 1979 Jennie arrived in NZ and worked in nurse teaching and management roles including a private hospital company and the Alzheimer’s Foundation Auckland. Jennie held 3 different managerial positions at the Human Rights Commission. Jennie worked as the Coordinator of the Elder Abuse Prevention Service for Age Concern North Shore for the seven years before she retired. Jennie holds a Masters in Health Science from AUT. Jennie is on the Board of Age Concern New Zealand and was a past member of Waitakere Community Law Service and past member of PHARMAC’s Consumer Advisory Committee.|
|Allison Roe is a prominent New Zealand athlete and is well known for setting world records and for winning the New York and Boston marathons in 1981. Allison has since enjoyed a successful business career balancing home life as a wife and mother with the demands of her own business ventures. Her special interest and research around healthy life styles is recognised in NZ and overseas.
Allison’s governance experience includes Board member, Waitemata District Health Board,the North Shore Hospital Foundation, the Health Sponsorship Council and a board member on the Devonport-Takapuna Community board.
|Matua Ben is based in Kaiwaka and is a senior Minister of the Ratana Faith and a registered Marriage Celebrant. Ben supports initiatives in health. Previously, Ben was the Operations Manager/Cultural Advisor to the Te Hana Community Development Charitable Trust. Currently, Ben is the Kaumatua on the Te Hana Te Ao Marama Taumata Council and he is actively involved in Maori Health services for Ngati Whatua (Te Ha O Te Oranga o Ngati Whatua). He is also Kaumatua Maori Advisory to the Coast-to-Coast Practice, as well as the Kaumatua for the FGC (Family Groups conference) with Child, Youth and Family, and Health Link North. He is a voluntary worker for social services, health, youth work programs, police support and whanau support.|
|Dianne brings a knowledge of Primary Care to the Board and represents the rural sector of North Rodney.
Currently employed by Coast to Coast Hauora Trust.
Dianne works with people locally across a wide spectrum and is very conscious of the problems that access to services creates in the rural area.
After many years of living urbanely Dianne has been humbled by the problems faced by people in the outlying rural areas and is committed to identifying inequalities and ensuring that health planning development and delivery is cognizant of the needs of the greater Rodney Area.
|Margaret is a long standing resident of the Hibiscus Coast who has lived in Orewa for over fifty years. She looks forward to the opportunity to bring her experience of the health and wellness sector as well as grass roots community experience to the Health Link North Board.
Margaret held the role of co-ordinator for Rodney Health Link for five years. The contacts made over that time with Waitemata DHB, Primary Health Care organisations, non-government organisations and community groups in the Rodney area are an asset to Health Link North as it establishes itself over a much larger area.
Prior to her role with Rodney Health Link, Margaret worked in local media covering the Silverdale/ Whangaparaoa areas helping local people promote their businesses. This work gave her an understanding of the many issues that confront local people and the challenges they face.
|Vishal Rishi migrated to New Zealand 13 year ago from India. Vishal has been working in the public health sector from last 12 years in New Zealand and an ongoing contributor to the health sector whilst addressing determinants of health at various levels i.e transforming Research into practice by contributing to the health research centres across NZ, leading national campaigns, initiating several community development projects, working along with the social sector & grassroot communities. Vishal also brings along learnings from his involvement in the Asian Health sector in New Zealand. Currently, Vishal is working as Program Manager for The Asian Network Inc. (TANI), a pan-Asian community organisation whose aim is to ensure that people of Asian background enjoy optimal quality of life and wellbeing in New Zealand. TANI bridges the gap between health service providers and grassroots Asian communities. As a part of his current role, he is actively involved in advocating for the advancement of Asian New Zealanders by having a representation at Boards & committees of various significant NGO’s, regionally and nationally. Vishal has recently represented New Zealand in the 3rd Commonwealth Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue (EPLD 2014). Both selections were based on his outstanding contribution to the NGO sector in New Zealand. He was also successfully selected to be a part of 12 member New Zealand delegation to the Young Core Leaders of Civil Society Development Program in 2012. Vishal has successfully completed Masters in Finance & Management and also pursuing his PGDiP in Development Studies. Vishal will bring all his learnings to the Board, especially in relation to Asian health & wellbeing issues and approaches to engage with Asian community and health workforce.|
|Tony is the Director of the Men & Family Centre South Kaipara.He joined the M&FCSK in 2011 in an operations role and moved into the Directors position a year ago when the role was vacated.Tony has a varied background in both the manufacturing and social sector.Before beginning work in Helensville Tony worked with Man Alive, Western Abuse & Trauma Services and Western Refuge in Waitakere as Project Manager for their Collaboration Project and undertook a variety of projects for Man Alive.The foundation for that work was laid undertaking social and evaluation research with Phoenix Research and Synergia across a number of different health initiatives.Prior to thathe worked extensively in the manufacturing sector in both operational and marketing roles.He has been a resident of Swanson for 25 years where he and his wife Beverley have been active in the local community.Having recently sold their home on the edge of the Waitakere Ranges they are preparing plans for the building of a new home in Helensville and will move to live in the area in October.|
|Monterrey has been a community pharmacist for 16 years and has a passion for evidence based nutritional medicine, which encompasses all healthcare choices right for the individual, whether it be lifestyle, nutrient, conventional medicine or bioidentical hormones. She works together with clients and their other health professionals to help educate and improve health. She has further trained in Nutritional and Hormone Medicine, most recently with (and current member of) Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM.). She is also on the Scientific Advisory Council for the Centre Of Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research and a current member of The Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA) so she can keep up to date and work with like-minded colleagues here and internationally. She gives seminars on nutritional medicine topics including women’s health and perimenopause.|
|Greg Sayers has been appointed by the community, through elections, to both the Rodney and the Hibiscus & Bays Local Boards of Auckland Council.He is very approachable and gets along with people from all walks of life and is keen to advance the work of Health Link North. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a New Zealand Institute of Management degree. He is a Rotarian and believes in giving back to the community, and he is a keen yachtsman. He has held a number of senior executive positions. He’s acted as the independent Chairman for three different family owned New Zealand exporting companies . Such a broad background is ideal for balanced decision making and we welcome Greg to the Board.|