Meet your Committee

Te Wāhanga Rangahau Tapuhi/ NRS Committee Roles

Kerri-Ann Hughes - Acting Chair

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Kerri-Ann is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Nursing, Massey University, located on the Manawatu Campus. She teaches across both undergraduate (UG) & postgraduate (PG) nursing programmes, as well as a PG health sciences programme and as a programme lead. Kerri-Ann has been with the School of Nursing for seven years and before that she taught across UG & PG programmes in the School
of Management in Ethics and Health Service Management.

Her current areas of teaching are in professional nursing issues and leadership & management across UG & PG courses.

Before coming into academia, Kerri-Ann worked in the industry as a

  • Quality Improvement Co-ordinator and Business Analyst for a DHB
  • a Health and Safety Advisor for ECNZ
  • a Policy Analyst for the Ministry of Health and
  • as a Registered Nurse (Theatre & PACU).

Currently, she is accredited through our internal workshops as a PhD supervisor and involved in supervision of doctoral and master’s students as well as PG students completing their 60 credit clinical projects, professional projects and research reports across a wide range of areas.

Kerri-Ann's research interests are in health service and nursing leadership, health services management and women’s health. Her doctoral study (2013) examined the structural positioning of the director of nursing roles across the DHB’s in NZ and she is currently involved in two international research collaborations involving women’s health projects (one on menopause in the nursing workplace and the other on traumatic birth incidences).

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Ebony Komene -  Acting Treasurer
Ebony Komene

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Ko Tautara Matawhaura tōku maunga Ko Rotoiti tōku roto 
Ko Te Awara tōku waka 
Ko Ngāti Pikiao tōku iwi 
Ko Ebony ahau. 

Tēnā koutou, ko kaimahi nēhi rangahau ki te Tāmaki Makaurau a ki te Waipapa Taumata Rau.  

Ebony is a clinical research nurse working with Counties Manukau Health and The University of Auckland. She recently completed her Bachelor of Nursing Honours and has a background in primary healthcare. She has passion for Māori health, and driving health equity that begins with a renewed commitment to Te Tiriti. 

Clinical background

  • Community Vaccinator
  • General Practice Nursing and
  • Urgent Care Nursing

Research background and interests

  • Equity & Racism 
  • Exploring the experiences of whānau Māori 
  • Health Prevention and
  • Kaupapa Māori research (Mātauranga, Mana motuhake)

Ebony is working towards securing a PhD fellowship to pursue her passion. He maurea kai whiria! Ignore small matters and direct effort toward important projects. Tihei mauri ora.

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Lorraine Ritchie - Acting Secretary 

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Lorraine is a Nurse Consultant at Te Whatu Ora Southern, focusing on policy, projects and professional issues. She has been involved in nursing for over 30 years, and currently holds a role as a Professional Practice Fellow at the University of Otago Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies where she teaches and supervises Master’s students.

Lorraine's nursing background includes

  • aged care and care of older people
  • nursing education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • postnatal/antenatal nursing and
  • management of an aged care facility

Her research interests focus on:

  • Professional standards
  • wellbeing of nurses
  • older people’s health
  • aged care
  • social gerontology
  • arts and health

Lorraine's primary research interest and experience is in qualitative methodologies, particularly narrative approaches. She published in national and international journals, and edited “Listening with my Heart” (2017), the inaugural book of poetry written by NZ nurses.

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Kim Monteiro - Acting Social Media 

Kim Monteiro is a Service Development Manager at Te Whatu Ora Counties Manukau and leads key strategic programmes, projects and initiatives towards best outcomes for all healthcare partners. He has completed a Masters in Nursing, and is a PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner.

Kim’s nursing background includes

  • Clinical practice in acute and community settings
  • educating undergraduate nursing students and postgraduate nurses in the clinical and academic settings
  • leading the Fundamentals of Care continuous improvement programme
  • management of high value and high impact portfolio of projects, and
  • research presentations at national and international forum.

Kim’s research interests include

  • The Fundamentals of Care
  • Implementation Science, and
  • Equity

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Maria Tutahi - Acting Te Runanga Representative

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Shamim Chagani - Acting Newsletter and Membership

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Ms Shamim Chagani is a Charge Nurse Manager at Counties Manukau Health. 

She previously worked as a Nurse Consultant standard of care/ Fundamentals of care, COVID screening lead, Nurse Educator at Mercy Ascot, Staff Nurse at Tairawhiti District Health Board and Emergency nurse at The Aga Khan University Hospital. She completed a Diploma of Nursing, a Bachelor of Nursing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Service Management and a Master of Management in Health Service Management.

She served as a Health and Disability Ethics Committee member and NZNO Nurse Manager Committee member and worked on various projects/ research activities.

Research Interest

  • Nursing leadership and management
  • Quality and patient outcome
  • Staff burnout/ turnover

“There is a lot to learn, and surrounding myself with like-minded people will ignite my passion to learn from them and to lift me higher."

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Patricia McClunie-Trust - Acting Special Projects

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Sandra Bayliss - Professional Nursing Advisor

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