Ko Te Upoko o Tahumatā te maunga
Ko Ōkana te awa
Ko Uriao te waka
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Ko Waitaha, ko Ngāti Māmoe, ko Ngāi Tahu ngā iwi
Ko Davina Geddes tōku ingoa
I am currently a Registered Midwife working in both the Birthing Suite and Maternity Ward at Christchurch Women’s Hospital. I have been working in the Maternity Sector for 14 years first as a Childbirth and Parenting Educator and then as an LMC Community midwife. I have held roles in governance and advisory committees and been an active member of Māori Midwifery Roopu. Currently I am a representative on the Ara Midwifery Professional Advisory Committee and was elected as the Chair of the Canterbury/West Coast Region of NZCOM in August 2019.
My role as the regional chair is to oversee the work our organisation undertakes in support of members of our community. We are strongly guided by our regional strategic plan, and we have a number of very effective sub-committees that ensure the smooth functioning of regional activities.
We are proud to provide a wide range of support for our members, including educational opportunities, regional meetings, wellness support, research recommendations, and publicity for midwifery.
I represent the region on the NZCOM National Committee, which is our governance body. My role is also to ensure that we meet all obligations for reporting, financial planning, and record keeping, as well as providing ongoing strategic leadership for our members.
If you are interested in a leadership role in the region or just want to become more involved don’t hesitate to contact me.
To view the latest AGM report for my role click on the link below:
Chair report 2019