About Us

Our People

The PSNZ's work is accomplished through the efforts of members who voluntarily provide expertise, supported by several administrative and managerial staff.

PSNZ Executive Committee & Support Team

Dr. Owen Sinclair
Dr. Michael Shepherd
Past President
Dr. Nicola Austin
NZ Child & Youth Clinical Networks (NZCYCN) Chair
Dr. John Garrett
Wane Wharerau
Māori Director
Jontel Kiwi Kiwi
Programme Manager Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Equity
Pam Henry
Programme Director
Rachel Donnell
Administration Assistant
Kat Kirchmann
Clinical Network Support Administrator
Karyn Sanson
NZCYCN Operational Support Manager
Ruth Dryfhout
Communications Manager

PSNZ Regional Councillors

Dr. Ailsa Tuck
Upper North Island Medical Rep
Sarah Williams, Denise Janes
Upper North Island Nursing / AHP Rep
Dr. Sonja Crone
Central North Island Medical Rep
Dr. Emma Fitzsimons
Lower North Island Medical Rep
Dr. Debbie Rickard
Lower North Island Nursing /AHP Rep
Dr. Tom Townend
Upper South Island Medical Rep
Turid Peters
Upper South Island Nursing / AHP Rep
Dr. Gloria Dainty
Lower South Island Medical Rep
Shirley Bell
Lower South Island Nursing/AHP Rep
Ngaire Keenan
Trainee Representative
Dr. Hamish McCay
Chair Aotearoa New Zealand Paediatric and Child Health Division Committee of RACP