Meet Your Committees

For any enquiries to the committees please email collegeprimaryhealthcare@gmail.com

On this page:

Executive Committee

Professional Practice Committee

LOGIC Editorial Committee

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

 

NZCPHCN Executive Committee 

Name
Position

Celeste Gillmer

Chairperson

Emma Hickson

Vice Chairperson

Fiona Murray

Secretary

Tasha Morris

Treasurer

Kelly Beckett

TR rep

Linda Reihana

Committee member

Cathy Nichols

Committee member

Yvonne Little

Editor Logic

Angela Clark

Professional Nursing Adviser, 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.

Emma Hickson - Vice-ChairEmma Hickson - Committee Member

I live in Wellington and work as the Director of Nursing for Primary and Community for Capital and Coast DHB. I have the pleasure of working with colleagues in PHOs, Primary, Community, Aged Residential Care, Corrections, Regional Public Health and many NGO services across the whole of the health sector.

Originally a District Nurse, I have enjoyed being involved with the College for several years. As my professional roles have changed, I have found the College to be an invaluable environment to meet and learn from others.

I am very excited that with the on-going developments in health service delivery, Primary Health Care Nurses are uniquely positioned to develop their practice and enable improved access to healthcare for their population.

Currently I am on the LOGIC committee and Vice Chair of the executive committee.

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.

Linda (Makiha) Reihana - Committee MemberLinda (Makiha) Reihana - Committee Member

Ko wai au?

Ko Whakatere te Maunga, Waima te Awa, Raukura te Whare Tupuna, Ko Tuhirangi te Marae, Te Mahurehure te Iwi, Ko Nga Puhi nui tonu, Ko Linda Makiha-Reihana ahau.

I am a Practice Nurse with Te Hau Awhiowhio o Otangarei in the beautiful town of Whangarei. I am very passionate about four things: 1. My family 2. Primary Health Care Nursing 3. Maori Health and Wellbeing and 4. Chocolate.

I will be the best advocate and supporter for my passions as I possibly can.

Nga Mihi nui

Cathy Nichols - Committee Member

Cathy works as a Practice Nurse in Wellington. She originally trained as an Enrolled Nurse at Wellington Hospital before completing her nursing degree in 2005. Cathy has chaired the local network since 2010 and became a member of the Professional Practice Committee in 2015.

Her professional interests include eczema care, diabetes and immunisations.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, kayaking and crocheting. She is married with 2 adult children

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 Standing Committee 

Name
Position

Cathy Nichols

Chairperson

Tegan Jones

Committee member

Lee-Anne Tait

Committee member

Katie Inker

Committee member

Kelly Robertson

Committee member

Vacant

Committee member

 

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

Cathy Nichols - Chairperson

Cathy works as a Practice Nurse in Wellington. She originally trained as an Enrolled Nurse at Wellington Hospital before completing her nursing degree in 2005. Cathy has chaired the local network since 2010 and became a member of the Professional Practice Committee in 2015.

Her professional interests include eczema care, diabetes and immunisations.

In her spare time she enjoys gardening, kayaking and crocheting. She is married with 2 adult children.

Tegan Jones - Committee MemberTegan Jones - Committee Member

Tegan was born and raised in Gisborne, and then went on to on spend five years in Wellington. During this time she completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Massey University, and continued on to complete a post graduate diploma in nursing science at Victoria University, specialising in long term conditions.

She entered PHC workforce as a new graduate at Porirua Union and Community Health Service where she worked for two years before moving back to sunny Gisborne, to join the team at De Lautour Medical. 

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.

Katie Inker - Committee MemberKate 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.

Kelly Robertson

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!

 

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LOGIC Editorial Committee

Name
Position

Yvonne Little

Co-Editor

Celeste Gilmer

Publisher

Annie Tyldesley

Committee Member

Emma Hickson

Committee Member

Irene Tukerangi

Committee Member

Erica Donovan

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!!

Emma Hickson - Committee MemberEmma Hickson - Committee Member

I live in Wellington and work as the Director of Nursing for Primary and Community for Capital and Coast DHB. I have the pleasure of working with colleagues in PHOs, Primary, Community, Aged Residential Care, Corrections, Regional Public Health and many NGO services across the whole of the health sector.

Originally a District Nurse, I have enjoyed being involved with the College for several years. As my professional roles have changed, I have found the College to be an invaluable environment to meet and learn from others.

I am very excited that with the on-going developments in health service delivery, Primary Health Care Nurses are uniquely positioned to develop their practice and enable improved access to healthcare for their population.

Currently I am on the LOGIC committee and Vice Chair of the executive committee.

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.

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