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Executive Committee


To provide governance and strategic leadership to the College, including interfacing with external stakeholders.


  • three two-day meetings per year
  • Attendance at the annual AGM and additional teleconferences as necessary.​
 Name  Designation
Jill Clendon  Chair
Fiona Murray  Secretary
Nicola Thompson  Treasurer
Yvonne Little  LOGIC Editor
Angela Clark  Professional Nursing Advisor, NZNO
Tracey Morgan  Te Rūnanga Representative
Missy Brett  Committee Member
Vacant  Committee Member


Jill Clendon - Acting ChairDr Jill Clendon

Dr Jill Clendon is Associate Director of Nursing and Operations Manager for Ambulatory Care at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. In this role she is responsible for leading the district nursing, public health nursing and programme support teams across the Top of the South.

Jill has a wide range of professional interests including nursing policy and research, primary health care, nursing education and nursing history. She is passionate about primary health care and has worked at varying times throughout her career as a public health nurse, practice nurse and volunteer community nurse. She has also worked in education, teaching at both undergraduate and post graduate levels and in policy.

Jill holds a Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing, a Bachelor’s degree in politics, and Masters and PhD degrees in nursing. She has published numerous papers on primary health care and nursing workforce issues both locally and internationally and is co-author of the text book Community Health and Wellness: Primary Health Care in practice with Ailsa Munns.

Fiona Murray - Secretary

I have been a Nurse Educator with the PHC Nursing Development Team at WDHB since 2014. I also work as a Practice Nurse in an urban clinic, a role I have been in since 2009. I love the variety and challenges my roles in PHC bring, with a strong focus on improving health outcomes for the population I serve.

I completed my Masters in Nursing in 2016. I look forward to the networking and knowledge of PHC that I will gain through being a member of the NZCPHCN committee.

Nicola Thompson - TreasurerNicola Thompson - Treasurer

Nicola is a Charge Nurse Manager for Public Health Nurses at Nelson Marlborough District Health Board. In this role she is responsible for leading the public health nurses, sexual health clinicians and vision and hearing technicians across Nelson Tasman.

Nicola has worked in a number of regions across NZ in both primary and secondary health care sectors. Having worked in Public Health since 2013 her passion is community health with a strong focus on prevention. Nicola holds a degree in:

  • Comprehensive Nursing,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, and
  • a PGDip. in Nursing and Public Health.

Yvonne Little - Editor LogicYvonne Little - Co-Editor Logic

I live in sunny Hawke's Bay and work as a Nurse Practitioner, Primary Health Care Across the Lifespan across two practices (rural and urban). I enjoy the flexibility and interesting cases across both sites.

My other roles include being current Co-Editor on the LOGIC journal and part of the NZCPHCN Executive, this year taking up the NZCPHCN representative role on the National Cervical Screening Advisory Group.

Outside of work and NZCPHCN obligations I have an eclectic collection of hobbies and enjoy spending time in my garden, and with family and friends.

Tracey Morgan - Te Rūnanga

Profile to come

Missy Brett - Committee Member

Profile to come

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Professional Practice Committee 


Focuses on:

  • provision of resources,
  • standards,
  • conferences,
  • relevant clinical competencies,
  • liaison with relevant external providers, 
  • support to accreditation, and
  • PDRP.


  • three one-day meetings per year
  • Attendance at the AGM and additional teleconferences as necessary

To register an interest in the Professional Practice Committee, please fill in this Nomination Form.

 Name  Designation
 Bridget Wild  Chair
 Jeanette Banks  Committee Member
 Kate Inker  Committee Member
 Melanie Terry  Committee Member
 Shell Piercy  Committee Member

Professional Practice Standing Committee Terms of Reference (PDF, 435KB)

Bridget Wild - ChairBridget Wild

Bridget is a Practice Nurse at Nelson Family Medicine in the gorgeous and very sunny Nelson.

She has been working in Primary Health for 16 years as a Practice, Hyperbaric and Urgent Care Nurse. There have been many changes in PHC with more services moving from secondary to primary care. This makes the PHC role varied, challenging and also constantly evolving. Bridget enjoys working alongside clients on their journey and being supported by her work colleagues. It is a privilege to be on the PPC committee, to work alongside very passionate nurses and to be a voice for nurses in PHC.   

In her spare time, Bridget enjoys paddle boarding, surfing and spending time with family and friends.  

Jeanette Banks - Committee MemberJeanette Banks

Jeanette comes to the PPC with a wealth of knowledge after being in nursing 40 years - 20 in PHC and 10 as a Senior Nurse Lead. She was a small group leader for peer group education and is currently a Facilitator for the healh life style course, Appetite for Life.

She has been in several committees, including: Pegasus Health Nurses Membership, Pegasus Health and the GPNZ College Faculty with positions in the Nurse Advisory Group, Board Member and is currently a RN rep.

Jeanette has also been a member of the NZCPHCN for over 10 years!

Katie Inker - Committee MemberKatie Inker - Committee Member

Katie has been living in the Wairarapa since 2002. She works for a Maori Health Organisation providing health care for predominantly Maori, Pacific and low income families. Katie is a Nurse Practitioner with a scope of “Primary health care across the lifespan”.

In today’s complex world, Katie believes achieving and maintaining good health can be complicated. Katie love’s working alongside clients, communities and other health practitioners to make health journeys less complicated.

Away from work Katie spends time gardening, walking dogs and enjoying friends and family.

Melanie Terry - Committee MemberMelanie Terry

Melanie is the Clinical Nurse Co-ordinator for Nelson District Nursing; this service is managed by the Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH).

She has been working for NMH for 40 years, both in the secondary and primary health care sectors, and in that time has transitioned from Enrolled Nursing to Registered Nurse, enhanced with a PG Dip in Nursing.

The service has a team of 33 staff across the region, providing district nursing services across Nelson and rurally providing Oncology and Palliative care.

She believes all nurses should have the opportunity to work in a community health setting, which in turn would support improved discharged planning and a more seamless health service for patients.

She looks forward to bringing a community nursing perspective to the College.

Shell Piercy - Committee MemberShell Piercy


I am a Clinical Nurse Educator and Research Assistant in Emergency and Urgent Care at Aokautere, Wanganui-Manawatu, and I am passionate about nursing. I  have recently created the NZCPCHN Urgent Care Nurses Network, and  worked in a variety of areas, including:

  • Authorized Vaccinator,
  • Emergency and Primary Healthcare Nursing,
  • Healthcare Policy and Legislation,
  • Military Nursing Officer - Leading Leaders,
  • Moulage and casualty simulation,
  • NRT qualified,
  • Nurse Educator,
  • Nursing and Paramedicine Educator,
  • NZRC Core Advanced and TNCC Instructor,
  • Paramedicine,
  • Preceptor,
  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care,
  • Rural and Remote Healthcare,
  • Trauma Nursing,
  • Triage Nurse, and
  • Urgent Care Clinic Nursing Services Coordinator.

I live in Aokautere, just outside of Palmerston North with my partner and our four teenagers. I love outdoor activities - everything from the ocean to the mountains. I also enjoy art and design in its many forms, from the written word to performance and paint and sculpture.

My interest in wellness also extends beyond just health.


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LOGIC Editorial Committee

 Name  Designation
 Yvonne Little  LOGIC Editor
 Erica Donovan  Committee Member
 Lee-Anne Tait  Committee Member
 Vacant  Publisher


Yvonne Little - LOGIC Editor

See Executive Committee

Erica Donovan - Committee MemberKate Inker - Committee Member

Erica is a Primary Health Care nurse, and works at a GP Practice/Urgent Care clinic in Christchurch.

In the past, Erica has written for websites and newspapers and is currently running a support and education Facebook page called The Nurse Path for Nurses, Midwives, students and other health care workers. She is interested in how nurses can use technology in education, through methods like podcasts and Twitter.

Lee-Anne Tait - Committee MemberLee Ann Tait - Committee Member

I work at Eketahuna Health Centre in the Tararua district, which was the first nurse-led health centre in the country.

I work alongside two others nurses and we are overseen by a local executive committee and Mid Central District Health Board. I have worked here for five years and prior to this I was in public health for seven. Before this I worked in the Primary Health sector and hospitals, both in New Zealand and the UK.

I have a degree in Health Studies, and am halfway through my Masters; predominantly my interests are related to holistic wellness models of health.

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