Group General Manager
Group General Manager
In my very early 20s I became Registered General Nurse. For several years I worked predominantly in theatre and day surgery during which time I had 2 children Tilly and Chester
In 2000 I moved to primary health where I became a practice nurse for a busy general practice where my specialty was respiratory disease and allergies.
In 2004 I moved to NZ with my family. For a year I worked as a practice nurse and then was lucky enough to be offered a position as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in pre-operative assessment at Whangarei Hospital. During my time there I transitioned the clinic to a Nurse Led Clinic and completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science.
After 4 years with Northland DHB I wanted a new challenge and applied for the position of General Manager for Kamo Home and Village Charitable Trust. My time to date with the Trust has been challenging, rewarding and provided me the most incredible learning opportunities.
The Trust has grown significantly over the last 9 years and I am looking forward to continuing my journey with the trust for a little while yet.
I am passionate about people and bringing out the best in them and plan to expand my knowledge and proficiency in professional coaching and mentoring.
NZ is now well and truly my home and I feel very blessed.
Group Support Services Manager
I am a trained Physical Education Teacher. I graduated from Otago University in 1984, did one years’ secondary teacher training in 1985 and began my teaching career at Kamo High School in 1986. I held various PE teaching jobs around the North Island including a stint in the UK before moving back to Whangarei while accepting a tutoring position at NorthTec in 2001 on the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Programme.
With wholesale changes happening in the Tertiary Sector, an opportunity came up to become Services Manager for the Kamo Home and Village. It was a brand new position and came about when the trust expanded and acquired both Parahaki Court and Mountain View.
I have had a strong association with the Kamo Home and always regarded it as a top facility for aged care provision as my parents have been residents here for the last 15 years. When the opportunity came about with the restructure I jumped at the chance to have a career change.
I still have a passion for Education, particularly in the sporting field and still maintain an active involvement in squash coaching both at a club and national level.
In my time in secondary schools I ran a lot of events and planned ongoing activities for the sporting programs. This project management experience was invaluable in my new role as Services Manager at Kamo Home.
Coordinating Providers to refurbish a Rest Home room or Village Unit reminded me of communicating with my team to put on an Athletics Sports for the whole school with making sure all the necessary bits were in place when they needed to be.
I am happy here at the Kamo Home and feel I have the support of a very proactive management and admin team, and the cooperation of a thoughtful and caring Clinical Charge Nurses, Catering, Maintenance and Housekeeping teams
Group Care Services Manager
went on to further nursing in 1993 as a Registered Nurse, completing my post graduate diploma certificate in 2007. My nursing career has seen me working in the surgical units at Whangarei Base Hospital and then onto district nursing for 16 years. I have a passion for Wound Care and have developed a strong empathy for the care of the older person. This is how I entered into Aged Care. I have been with the Kamo Home and Village Charitable Trust since August 2018 and have since become the Group Care Manager. I thoroughly enjoy my position here, the standard of leadership, the comradery of the team, our lovely residents and the support available at Kamo Home and Village Charitable Trust. When I am not working I spend as much time as possible with my family and I am an advent follower of hockey.
The Senior Management Team are supported by large Clinical and Support Service teams to ensure high quality services are delivered to our residents and their family, whanau and friends.