I work in health in terms of wellbeing and nutrition, which I strongly believe is crucial to good health along with access to good healthcare. I have an interest in traditional Maori health and healing modalities. I also have a strong passion for addiction services and mental health.
As a mother of a nurse and provider of massage to Gore Hospital staff, I have first hand knowledge of the pressures our health sector workers are under.
I care about people in the Gore district and want good health outcomes for all of our community. I think Gore Health is a wonderful facility with huge potential to be even better and I’m looking forward to this exciting role.
It’s a great privilege to have been appointed to the board.
I am a mother of four and a grandmother. I have been on kindergarten and school and sports committees. Having worked in the shearing industry as a wool handler, manager of a bar, at a funeral home, and as a massage and skin therapist, I certainly have vast work and life experiences and can relate to people from all walks of life.
I am on the New Zealand Board of Professional Skin Therapies and am an active member of the New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Professionals.
I come in with fresh eyes and a fresh perspective and can think outside the square.
Wellness is a way of life for me and I believe in the benefits of functional medicine.
I’m excited about the challenge and the future of Gore Health and being surrounded by positive, motivated individuals who come together as a team to support Karl Metzler and his amazing Gore Health team who give so much.