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Executive Committee


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


  • three two-day meetings per year
  • Attendance at the annual AGM and additional teleconferences as necessary.​
Name Designation
Tracey Morgan Chair
Racheal Maheno Committee Member
Missy Brett Treasurer
Bridget Wild PPC Committee Chair
Charleen Waddell Te Rūnanga Representative
Yvonne Little LOGIC Editor
TBC Secretary
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 is the Midlands Representative for the Te Rūnanga Membership Committee. As of June 2022 she is also the newly appointed Primary Health Care Nurses Interim Chair.

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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Racheal Maheno - Secretary

Ko Maungahaumia toku maunga

Ko Mangatu toku awa

Ko Mattatua toku waka

Ko Mangatu me Te Wainui oku marae

Ko Ngaariki Kaiputahi, Tuhoe, Ngati Porou, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu, Waitaha oku iwi

Ko Racheal toku ingoa

I have worked full time in various nursing positions across primary and secondary care. I have a background in

  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Maori Health Nursing at the former SouthernDHB,
  • Whanau Ora Nurse
  • a Māori Health provider and
  • most recently, my current mahi is at Wellsouth PHO as an Outreach Nurse.

I am passionate about the health and wellbeing of all people in general, with a focus on equity and improving health outcomes, particularly for Maori. To support and help those in need to access timely, equitable access to care.

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Nicola Thompson - TreasurerNicola Thompson - Treasurer

Nicola is a Charge Nurse Manager for Public Health Nurses at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. In this role she is responsible for leading the public health nurses, sexual health clinicians and vision and hearing technicians across Nelson Tasman.

Nicola has worked in a number of regions across NZ in both primary and secondary health care sectors. Having worked in Public Health since 2013 her passion is community health with a strong focus on prevention. Nicola holds a degree in:

  • Comprehensive Nursing,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and
  • a PGDip. in Nursing and Public Health.

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Bridget Wild - PPC Committee Chair

See Professional Practice Committee

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Charleen Waddell - Te Rūnanga

Ko Maungakahia toku maunga

Ko whangawehi toku awa

Ko Kurahaupo toku waka

Ko Kaiuku, Tuahuru, mea Nga Hau e Wha ki Murihiku oku marae

Ko Rongomaiwahine, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu, Ngati Kahangunu oku iwi

Ko Charleen toku ingoa

I have worked full time in various nursing positions mainly in Primary Health. Practice Nurse at

  • Bluff Medical Centre
  • Māori Health providers and
  • PHO Community Linkage over the last 20 years. 

I am also employed currently as a Clinical Nurse Specialist-Diabetes at Southland Hospital since 2010. Recently I have been involved in the development of the Diabetes Foot Clinic and Local Diabetes Team. I am also involved in our local marae whanau and I have an interest for equity, improved health outcomes and well being for whanau.

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Missy Brett - Committee Member

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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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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LOGIC Editorial Committee

Name Designation
Yvonne Little LOGIC Editor
Ellie Moloney Committee Member
Jess Beauchamp Committee Member
Katie Inker Committee Member
Lee-Anne Tait Membership
Michael Brenndorfer Committee Member
Vacant Committee Member
Vacant Committee Member


Yvonne Little - LOGIC Editor

See Executive Committee

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Ellie Moloney - Committee Member

Profile to come

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

Nō Tamaki Makaurau ahau 
I am from Auckland

E mihi ana ki ngā tohu e nehe, o Wanganui a tara e 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, which included a thesis on the health of refugee children post resettlement. I have worked widely in Primary Health Care (PHC) including practice nursing and child health for an NGO in the Philippines. My work in the last two decades has latterly evolved to focus on PHC quality improvement and professional nurse practices in Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) nursing. Since February 2017, I have worked as part of an education team delivering the PGCert in PHC Specialty Nursing through Whitireia. I am a generalist and a specialist nurse with a deep interest in theory to practice the art and science of nursing. I look forward to contributing to the college and LOGIC journal. 

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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.

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Lee-Anne Tait - MembershipLee 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 five years and prior to this I was in public health for seven. Before 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 are related to holistic wellness models of health.

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Michael Brenndorfer - Committee Member

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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Professional Practice Committee 


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
  • 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 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 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


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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