Your PHC MECA Negotiating Team
Danielle is an Industrial Advisor with NZNO. Formally an RN delegate at Wellington Hospital, Danielle started as an NZNO organiser in 2014, before moving into the Industrial Advisor role in 2021. Danielle is the Advocate for negotiations including the PHC MECA, Plunket, St. George’s Hospital and the Hospice Collective Agreements. She’s also worked as an RN and later as an organiser for Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities during the COIVD 19 pandemic. Danielle believes in the power of the organising model – a member-centred approach to industrial campaigning. She resides in Christchurch and has two teenage daughters.
Denise has been nursing for 40 years. She started in 1982 as a nurse aide at Princess Margaret Hospital, then trained in Wellington as an enrolled nurse working in mental health and at Wellington public hospital.
She was in the first intake class with Manawatu Polytechnic to bridge enrolled nurses to registered nurses. She continued on and completed her BA in nursing followed by a Grad Cert in Cardiology. She is married with two adult sons and is the proud Nana of three grandchildren.
Denise say she loves being a union delegate, and is determined to continue fighting for Pay Parity and Pay Equity for every nurse regardless of where they work in New Zealand.