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Committee Members

Meet the Committee

NZNO Nurse Managers New Zealand National Committee Members

2016 NZNO Nurse Managers NZ section Committee

(Left to Right): Janeen Holmes, Raewyn Hughes, Maria Armstrong, Sarah Tweedale, Monique Toes-Rouse, Sue Stevenson (resigned), Jenni Palmer, Wendy Blair, Itayi Mapanda

A bit about us

Janeen Holmes - Membership

Janeen is an Operations Manager at Queenstown Lakes District Hospital, Queenstown. She has a background in Operating Theatre, Public Health and Aged Care Nursing. She has been the Nurse Managers section newsletter editor since joining the committee in 2013.

Jeni Palmer - Committee Member

Jeni is a Clinical Nurse Manager of a surgical ward at Tauranga Hospital. She has worked mainly in surgical areas in a number of hospitals and has been nursing for nearly 30 years.

Itayi Mapanda - Treasurer

Itayi has worked for the Whanganui District Health Board for the past 11 years and held different roles in nursing leadership and planning and funding. She is currently the clinical nurse manager for public health, community and rural health services. Itayi is one of the internationally trained nurses within the NZ health sector and is pleased to be part of the Nurse Managers section.

Maria Armstrong - Chairperson

Maria completed a Bachelor of Nursing in 2008 and commenced her nursing career soon after with MidCentral DHB. Since then she has had a variety of experience in NZ and the UK across a multitude of specialities including general surgery, A&E, aeromedical, general medicine, emergency surgery and perioperative medicine. Maria has had two specialist nursing positions, gained a lot of experience in change management and  recently completed a Masters of Nursing.

She is currently at Auckland City Hospital, where she is Charge Nurse Manager of a general medical ward that specialises in infectious disease. Maria has always been interested in and wanted to be involved in healthcare management so is excited to have this opportunity to serve as a Chairperson.

Monique Toes-Rous - Secretary

Monique has been Duty Manager at Tauranga Hospital since 2000. Prior to this she worked at Waikato in ICU for four years, then helped to set up the Clinical Support Nurse role before being seconded into the Duty Manager role. Monique has been a Nurse Managers section member for many years and joined the committee in November 2014.

Raewyn Hughes - Committee Member

Raewyn is a Duty Nurse Manager at Palmerston North Hospital. She was seconded onto the National committee in March 2013.

Sarah Tweedale - Newsletter  Editor

Sarah is Dunedin Hospital's Charge Duty Manager. Originally from the UK and with a background in respiratory and HDU nursing, Sarah emigrated to New Zealand with her family in 2001.

After 11 years in respiratory and emergency nursing in Dunedin, Sarah's growing interest in health systems and front-line leadership led to her ongoing study: a Masters in Health Service Management through Massey University and a Front Line Management course through CPIT.

Sarah is looking forward to raising awareness of the amazing work Nurse Managers do throughout New Zealand, and also shining a spotlight on the daily challenges they face in their dynamic working environment.

Bridget Baldwin - Website Coordinator 

Bridget is a Duty Nurse Manager at Nelson Hospital with 25 years experience in the role.  She has been seconded back on to the committee for 2017 and was previously on the comittee as Chairperson.

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