I have worked for a number of years as a home birth midwife in the Christchurch area and was voted into the regional chair role in 2016.
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.