Meet Your Committees

Please email any enquiries to the committee on collegeprimaryhealthcare@gmail.com.

On this page:

Expression of interest for the Professional Practice Committee: Nomination Form (DOC,34KB)

Executive Committee

Purpose

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

Meetings

  • 3 two-day meetings per year
  • Attendance at the annual AGM and additional teleconferences as necessary.​

Executive Committee

Name
Position

Celeste Gilmer

Chairperson

Fiona Murray

Secretary

Tasha Morris

Treasurer

Vacant

TR Rep

Nicola Thompson

Committee Member

Jill Clendon

Committee Member

Yvonne Little

Editor Logic

Angela Clark

Professional Nursing Advisor, NZNO

 

Celeste Gillmer - ChairCeleste Gillmer - Committee Member

Celeste began her nursing and midwifery career in South Africa. She moved to New Zealand in 2008 and began working in Primary Health Care in a variety of roles including Practice nursing, School based youth health and nurse educator across the Auckland region.

In Celeste’s current role she leads the PHC Nursing Development Team across Auckland and Waitemata DHB’s. She is on the executive committee of the Auckland school nurses group, supporting the professional development of school nurses throughout New Zealand and publisher of the CPHCN LOGIC journal.

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.

Tasha Morris - TreasurerTasha Morris - Treasurer

Tasha lives in rural Feilding and works as a practice nurse at Feilding Health Care. She completed her masters in 2016 and has worked as a practice nurse for the past 15 years. She has three small children, dogs, cats, horses, goats and chickens. She is very much looking forward to the new challenges that being on the committee will bring.

Jill Clendon - Committee MemberDr 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.

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 

Purpose

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

Meetings

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

 

Professional Practice Committee 

Name
Position

Kelly Robertson

Chairperson

Melanie Terry

Committee member

Bridget Wild

Committee member

Katie Inker

Committee member

Jill Clendon

Committee member

Nikki Beazley

Committee member

 

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

Kelly Robertson - Chairperson

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 26+ years in this sector has included working as a practice nurse and then for Pegasus Health providing leadership and oversight of nursing workforce development programmes for the general practice nursing workforce. She is now working for Healthcare NZ Ltd as the Nursing Workforce Facilitator, supporting the advancement of nursing practice within the community, including NETP, PDRP and policy development.

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

Melanie Terry - Committee Member

 

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.

Jill Clendon - Committee MemberDr 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.

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
Position

Yvonne Little

Co-Editor

Celeste Gilmer

Publisher

Annie Tyldesley

Committee Member

Erica Donovan

Committee Member

Lee-Anne Tait

Committee Member

Helen Parry

Committee Member

Anne-Marie Ballagh

Committee Member

 

Annie Tyldesley - Committee MemberAnnie Tyledesley - Committee Member

Originally from England, Annie emigrated to NZ in 2002.  She is a strong believer in patient centered healthcare and in supporting nurses to extend their knowledge and skills to make this a reality.

Currently working in a semi-rural general practice as a Family Nurse Specialist, her previous experience includes occupational health, outreach immunisation and school nursing. Recently she was the Practice Nurse Educator for South Canterbury, a role which included providing support and supervision to colleagues taking post graduate papers and nurses working on PDRP submissions.

She enjoys cooking, walking the dog, weaving and sci-fi. Yup, she's a trekkie!!

Celeste Gillmer - PublisherCeleste Gillmer - Committee Member

Celeste began her nursing and midwifery career in South Africa.  She moved to New Zealand in 2008 and began working in Primary Health Care in a variety of roles including Practice nursing, School based youth health and nurse educator across the Auckland region.  In Celeste’s current role she leads the PHC Nursing Development Team across Auckland and Waitemata DHB’s.  She is on the executive committee of the Auckland school nurses group, supporting the professional development of school nurses throughout New Zealand and publisher of the CPHCN LOGIC journal.

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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