Meet Your Committees

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

On this page:

Executive Committee

Purpose

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

Meetings

  • three two-day meetings per year
  • Attendance at the annual AGM and additional teleconferences as necessary.​
Name Designation
Tracey Morgan Chair
Missy Brett Treasurer
Rosie Katene Secretary
Bridget Wild PPC Committee Chair
Yvonne Little LOGIC Editor
Cathy Leigh Professional Nursing Advisor, NZNO

 

Tracey Morgan - Chair

Ko Maungatauri tōku maunga
Ko Pokaiwhenua tōku awa
Ko Mangakaretu tōku marae
Ko Ngā hau e maha tōku whare tupuna
Ko Raukawa tōku iwi
Ko Tainui tōku waka
No Putaruru ahau, engari e noho ana ki Ahuriri inaianei
He piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha, taniwha-rau.

Tracey is married with four children and is currently the Practice Nurse Manager for a Medical Centre in Rotorua. Tracey started her career as a Kaiawhina for Plunket for eight and a half years, offering support and education to mother and pēpi and whānau before completing her Bachelor of Nursing training.

Tracey has a range of skills in

  • Tamariki Ora
  • Cervical Screening
  • Smoking Cessation
  • CVD Risks
  • Sexual Health
  • School Based,
  • Immunisation
  • B4School Checks and
  • she has continued her post-graduate study with a Certificate in Primary Health specialising in Tamariki Ora.

Tracey enjoys the autonomy of being an independent practitioner, and a voice for Māori Health.

Tracey believes Te Rūnanga has been a way forward to help her grow personally and professionally. Her future plans are to be a Nurse Practitioner in Primary Health.

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Missy Brett - Treasurer

Kia ora

I work as a rural practice nurse at Rakaia Medical Centre in Mid-Canterbury. I hold a post graduate diploma in rural nursing, and I am working towards a Master’s degree. I have worked in Primary Health Care (PHC) for eight years and enjoy working it as it offers variation clinically and across the lifespan. I am passionate about PH nursing, enjoy being proactive and providing holistic care to our patients. I am privileged to be part of the national committee where I can represent a rural and Te Ao Māori view, to reduce disparities and improve equity within primary health.

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Rosie Katene - Secretary

Profile to come

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Bridget Wild - PPC Committee Chair

See Professional Practice Committee

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Yvonne Little - Editor Logic

See LOGIC Committee

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LOGIC Editorial Committee

Name Designation
Yvonne Little LOGIC Editor
Michael Brenndorfer Publisher
Alysha Clark Committee Member
Jess Beauchamp Committee Member
Katie Inker Committee Member
Marianne Grant Committee Member
Sarah Darroch Committee Member

 

Yvonne Little - LOGIC Editor

I live in sunny Te Matua a Maui (Hawke's Bay) and been working as a Nurse Practitioner, Primary Health Care Across the Lifespan for seven years. I also work shifts in an Urgent Care Facility.

I enjoy the flexibility and interesting cases involved in my day-to-day work, with special interests in diabetes and women’s health.

I am the Editor of the LOGIC journal and was the interim publisher for a couple of years. I manage our NZCPHCN Facebook page, and the Instagram page which was recently set up.

I am part of the NZCPHCN Executive, and been the NZCPHCN representative on the National Cervical Screening Advisory and Action Group for several years and have been involved in the NCSP Covid Recovery group, and part of the Clinical Guidelines group with the new screening programme.

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

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Michael Brenndorfer - Publisher

Michael is a Nurse Specialist in a Primary Health Care Youth health clinic in West Auckland and the North Shore.

He has always been passionate about Primary Health Care and
the vital role that nurses can play within this area. Along with the
LOGIC journal committee he also sits on the executive committees for the

  • Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand
  • OraTaiao:New Zealand Climate and Health Council, and
  • is a member of the Education Committee for the Professional Association for Transgender Health Aotearoa.

Michael is also in the process of completing his second Master's degree, and will be completing his Nurse Practitioner intern year in 2022 with the view of becoming a registered Nurse Practitioner soon after.

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Alysha Clark - Committee Member

Kia ora koutou

Ko Alysha Clark ahau

My name is Alysha, I am a PHC Clinical Nurse Lead in
Tamaki Makaurau. Primary Health Care, specifically
practice nursing, has been my passion since I first
discovered what it was like in my undergraduate
community placement in 2016.

I have a specific interest in preventative healthcare, especially for Maori & Pasifika after years of supporting patients to self manage conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease alongside an array of other preventative measures including immunisations, cervical screening, and mental health.

In 2021, I completed my PostGradDip in Registered Nurse Prescribing (Primary & Specialty Teams), which helped me take my practice nursing skills to the next level. I have since continued studying in the hope of completing my Nurse Practitioner intern year in 2024, and a view to practice in my home town in South Auckland. 

Currently in my role as Clinical Nurse Lead, I work with and support practice nurses across the motu with leadership, education and support. One of my greatest achievements in PHC so far has been working with student and new graduate nurses to showcase PHC as an attractive and rewarding area of work; in the hopes to build a strong, diverse and competent PHC workforce in Aotearoa.

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Jess Beauchamp - Committee Member 

Ko Aoraki te maunga e rū nei taku ngākau
Aoraki is the mountain that speaks to my heart

Ko te roto e matea nei aku māharahara
Tākapo is the lake that alleviates my worries

Nō Tamaki Makaurau ahau 
I am from Auckland

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu e nehe, Te Whanganui-a-Tara noho nei au
I recognise the ancestral and spiritual landmarks of Wellington where I live

Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa
This is my acknowledgment to you all

Kia ora! I am a NZ registered general and obstetric nurse. I completed a Master of Arts (applied in nursing) in 2011 and this included a thesis on the health of refugee children post resettlement. I have worked widely in PHC, including practice nursing and in child health for an NGO in the Philippines. My work in the last two decades evolved to focus on PHC quality improvement and professional nurse practice in Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) nursing. Since February 2017, I have worked in an education team delivering the post-graduate certificate in PHC speciality (WCTO) through Whitireia. I am a generalist and a specialist nurse with a deep interest in theory to practice and the art and science of nursing.

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Katie Inker - Committee Member 

Ko Snowdonia te maunga                                                              

Ko Taff te awa                                                                              

Ko ngati pakeha te iwi

No Wales ahau

Ko Katie Inker toku ingoa

He Maatanga Tapuhi ahau.

My name is Katie Inker and I am originally from Wales. I emigrated to NZ in 2002 with my family and have been based in the Wairarapa since. I am a Nurse Practitioner (NP), and my passions lie in PHC across the Lifespan. My work to date has been predominantly with Māori, Pacific and low income populations, but in June 2023 my NP colleague and I purchased the small general practice we work in. This is very exciting, and I find I am learning entirely new sets of skills. My home is 45 minutes east of Masterton, so I have also worked to establish a health clinic that aims to improve access to health for the rural and coastal community around me.

Luckily, I am privileged to be appointed to work alongside this diverse, experienced and enthusiastic PHC Nurses Group. We meet several times annually, and we strive to improve standards, allocate support, network, provide education, resources and submissions. We do all of this hoping to project our combined nursing voices to unite primary health nursing in its entirety, across New Zealand.

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Marianne Grant - Committee Member

Ko Remarkables  toku maunga
Ko Whakatipu toku awa
Nō Rotorua ahau
Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa

I am a RN (RGON), and have a varied career as a Nurse & Midwife. My most recent practice areas have been in primary health care. This included working in a primary maternity unit,  Practice Nurse, and currently in Well Child Tamariki Ora nursing. I have completed a Masters in Nursing, and more recently a Master’s in Public Health with my dissertation exploring  WCTO nurses knowledge around FASD in the early parenting period.

Currently I work as part of the education team in Whānau Āwhina Plunket, supporting the Post Graduate qualification we deliver, in conjunction with Whitireia.I am passionate about quality improvement and innovation alongside health equity and improving health outcomes.

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Sarah Darroch - Committee Member

Hello

My name is Sarah. I work as a practice nurse in a family medical centre.

I am relatively new to primary care, and made the move across from inpatient nursing two years ago and am enjoying the change. I worked in Starship Hospital for about six years and loved my time there working with children. 

It’s great to be working in primary care, as now I can help people to stay well in the community and out of hospital. I am passionate about health promotion and preventing communicable diseases. 

I have completed a PGradDip and am just about to start my masters degree.

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Professional Practice Committee 

Purpose

Focuses on:

  • provision of resources
  • standards
  • conferences
  • relevant clinical competencies
  • liaison with relevant external providers
  • support to accreditation and
  • PDRP.
Professional Practice Standing Committee Terms of Reference
Meetings
  • three 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
Bridget Wild PPC Chair
Erica Donovan Committee Member
Jeanette Banks Committee Member
Melanie Terry Committee Member
Shell Piercy Committee Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridget Wild - ChairBridget Wild

Bridget is a Practice Nurse at Nelson Family Medicine in the gorgeous and very sunny Nelson.

She has been working in Primary Health for 16 years as a Practice, Hyperbaric and Urgent Care Nurse. There have been many changes in PHC with more services moving from secondary to primary care. This makes the PHC role varied, challenging and also constantly evolving. Bridget enjoys working alongside clients on their journey and being supported by her work colleagues. It is a privilege to be on the PPC committee, to work alongside very passionate nurses and to be a voice for nurses in PHC.   

In her spare time, Bridget enjoys paddle boarding, surfing and spending time with family and friends.  

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Erica Donovan - 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 called "The Nurse Path for Nurses, Midwives, students and other health care workers." She is interested in how nurses can use technology in education, through methods like podcasts and Twitter.

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Jeanette Banks - Committee MemberJeanette Banks

Jeanette comes to the PPC with a wealth of knowledge after being in nursing 40 years - 20 in PHC and 10 as a Senior Nurse Lead. She was a small group leader for peer group education and is currently a Facilitator for the healh life style course, Appetite for Life.

She has been in several committees, including: Pegasus Health Nurses Membership, Pegasus Health and the GPNZ College Faculty with positions in the Nurse Advisory Group, Board Member and is currently a RN rep.

Jeanette has also been a member of the NZCPHCN for over 10 years!

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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.

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Shell Piercy - Committee MemberShell Piercy

RN, RP PGDipNS

I am a Clinical Nurse Educator and Research Assistant in Emergency and Urgent Care at Aokautere, Wanganui-Manawatu, and I am passionate about nursing. I  have recently created the NZCPCHN Urgent Care Nurses Network, and  worked in a variety of areas, including:

  • Authorized Vaccinator
  • Emergency and Primary Healthcare Nursing
  • Healthcare Policy and Legislation
  • Military Nursing Officer - Leading Leaders
  • Moulage and casualty simulation
  • NRT qualified
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nursing and Paramedicine Educator
  • NZRC Core Advanced and TNCC Instructor
  • Paramedicine
  • Preceptor
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care
  • Rural and Remote Healthcare
  • Trauma Nursing
  • Triage Nurse and
  • Urgent Care Clinic Nursing Services Coordinator.

I live in Aokautere, just outside of Palmerston North with my partner and our four teenagers. I love outdoor activities - everything from the ocean to the mountains. I also enjoy art and design in its many forms, from the written word to performance and paint and sculpture.

My interest in wellness also extends beyond just health.

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