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Executive Committee


To provide governance and strategic leadership to the College, including interfacing with external stakeholders.


  • 3 two-day meetings per year
  • Attendance at the annual AGM and additional teleconferences as necessary.​
 Name  Designation
 Jill Clendon  Acting Chair
 Fiona Murray  Secretary
 Nicola Thompson  Treasurer
 Yvonne Little  LOGIC Editor
 Angela Clark  Professional Nursing Advisor, NZNO
 Vacant  Te Runanga Representative
 Vacant  Committee Member
 Vacant  Committee Member


Jill Clendon - Acting ChairDr Jill Clendon

Dr Jill Clendon is Associate Director of Nursing and Operations Manager for Ambulatory Care at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. In this role she is responsible for leading the district nursing, public health nursing and programme support teams across the Top of the South.

Jill has a wide range of professional interests including nursing policy and research, primary health care, nursing education and nursing history. She is passionate about primary health care and has worked at varying times throughout her career as a public health nurse, practice nurse and volunteer community nurse. She has also worked in education, teaching at both undergraduate and post graduate levels and in policy.

Jill holds a Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing, a Bachelor’s degree in politics, and Masters and PhD degrees in nursing. She has published numerous papers on primary health care and nursing workforce issues both locally and internationally and is co-author of the text book Community health and wellness: Primary health care in practice with Ailsa Munns.

Fiona Murray - Secretary

I have been a Nurse Educator with the PHC Nursing Development Team at WDHB since 2014. I also work as a Practice Nurse in an urban clinic, a role I have been in since 2009. I love the variety and challenges my roles in PHC bring, with a strong focus on improving health outcomes for the population I serve.

I completed my Masters in Nursing in 2016. I look forward to the networking and knowledge of PHC that I will gain through being a member of the NZCPHCN committee.

Nicola Thompson - Treasurer

Profile to come.

Yvonne Little - Editor LogicYvonne Little - Co-Editor Logic

I live in sunny Hawke's Bay and work as a Nurse Practitioner, Primary Health Care Across the Lifespan across two practices (rural and urban). I enjoy the flexibility and interesting cases across both sites.

My other roles include being current Co-Editor on the LOGIC journal and part of the NZCPHCN Executive, this year taking up the NZCPHCN representative role on the National Cervical Screening Advisory Group.

Outside of work and NZCPHCN obligations I have an eclectic collection of hobbies and enjoy spending time in my garden, and with family and friends.

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Professional Practice Committee 


Focuses on provision of resources, standards, conferences, liaison with education providers, clinical competencies and models of care, alongside accreditation and PDRP.


  • 3 one-day meetings per year
  • Attendance at the AGM and additional teleconferences as necessary

To register an interest in the Professional Practice Committee, please fill in this Nomination Form.

 Name  Designation
 Kelly Robertson  Chair
 Bridget Wild  Committee Member
 Jill Clendon  Committee Member
 Kate Inker  Committee Member
 Melanie Terry  Committee Member
 Nikki Beazley  Committee Member

Professional Practice Standing Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 435KB)

Kelly Robertson - Chair

Kelly lives in Christchurch and has been nursing for 40+ years, working in both the secondary and primary health care sectors.

She is passionate about nursing in primary care, and her 28+ years in this sector has included working as a practice nurse, and in other roles supporting the advancement of nursing practice within general practice and community nursing.  This has included: providing ongoing education, supporting NETP, PDRP and policy development.

In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and of course is a devoted "one-eyed" Crusader supporter!

Bridget Wild - Committee MemberBridget Wild

Bridget is Registered Nurse working in the gorgeous and very sunny Nelson.

Following several years at Nelson Hospital working in a Surgical Ward, she made the move into the world of Practice Nursing.   She is now enjoying her time at the Medical and Injury Centre (MIC).  MIC is a combination of an Urgent Care and a Very Low-Cost Access Practice, and says her role is varied and challenging, but offers all the best things about working within her amazing community.

She is passionate about Primary Health Care and enjoys the diversity her current role offers.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and at the beach.

Jill Clendon - Committee Member

See Executive Committee

Katie Inker - Committee MemberKatie Inker - Committee Member

Katie has been living in the Wairarapa since 2002. She works for a Maori Health Organisation providing health care for predominantly Maori, Pacific and low income families. Katie is a Nurse Practitioner with a scope of “Primary health care across the lifespan”.

In today’s complex world, Katie believes achieving and maintaining good health can be complicated. Katie love’s working alongside clients, communities and other health practitioners to make health journeys less complicated.

Away from work Katie spends time gardening, walking dogs and enjoying friends and family.

Melanie Terry - Committee MemberMelanie Terry

Melanie is the Clinical Nurse Co-ordinator for Nelson District Nursing; this service is managed by the Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH).

She has been working for NMH for 40 years, both in the secondary and primary health care sectors, and in that time has transitioned from Enrolled Nursing to Registered Nurse, enhanced with a PG Dip in Nursing.

The service has a team of 33 staff across the region, providing district nursing services across Nelson and rurally providing Oncology and Palliative care.

She believes all nurses should have the opportunity to work in a community health setting, which in turn would support improved discharged planning and a more seamless health service for patients.

She looks forward to bringing a community nursing perspective to the College.

Nikki Beazley - Committee MemberNikki Beazley

I am a registered nurse living in Whangarei and work for Northland District Health Board in the Te Tai Tokerau Children’s Team this is a collaborative space my role is Service Broker for Health. I have had the pleasure growing this role since inception almost 5yrs ago.

I am privileged to work alongside some amazing committed people in both Government and NGO. Apart from developing health plans I am tasked with identifying gaps and barriers in services which leads to our whanau getting the healthcare they need. Government health services can be extremely difficult to navigate for multiple reasons. I enjoy working with navigators and services to increase health literacy to improve the health of all whanau especially our vulnerable Tamariki.

Prior to this role my background was in both Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Adult Mental Health.

In my spare time I love to be on my paddle board enjoying what the beautiful Northland Coast has to offer.


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LOGIC Editorial Committee

 Name  Designation
 Yvonne Little  LOGIC Editor
 Anne-Marie Ballagh  Committee Member
 Erica Donovan  Committee Member
 Lee-Anne Tait  Committee Member
 Vacant  Publisher


Yvonne Little - LOGIC Editor

See Executive Committee

Anne-Marie Ballagh - Committee Member

Profile to come.

Erica Donovan - Committee MemberKate Inker - Committee Member

Erica is a primary health care nurse, and works at a GP Practice/Urgent Care clinic in Christchurch.

In the past, Erica has written for websites and newspapers and is currently running a support and education Facebook page for nurses, midwives, students and other health care workers, called The Nurse Path. She is interested in how nurses can use technology in education, through methods like podcasts and twitter.

Lee-Anne Tait - Committee MemberLee Ann Tait - Committee Member

I work at Eketahuna health centre in the Tararua district, which was the first nurse-led health centre in the country.

I work alongside two others nurses and we are overseen by a local executive committee and Mid Central District Health Board. I have worked here for 5 years and prior to this I was in public health for 7 years. Prior to this I worked in the Primary Health sector and hospitals, both in New Zealand and the UK.

I have a degree in Health Studies, and am halfway through my Masters; predominantly my interests seem to be related to holistic wellness models of health.


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