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PHANZ ELECTION CANDIDATE 2020 RESULTS

 

Tēnā koutou katoa, 

We are pleased to announce that the following nominations received for the vacancies on the PHANZ board are now declared elected as per by 11.1 of the PHANZ Election bylaw and will start their tenure at the PHANZ AGM 2020 Dec 2. 

11. WHERE VACANCIES EXCEED NUMBER OF CANDIDATES
11.1 If the number of candidates nominated does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled, the Returning Officer shall declare the candidate or candidates nominated elected.

Maxine Shortland (President)**Should  proposed remit 1  be ratified at the PHANZ AGM Dec 2 2020 then this position will become entrenched in our constitution as a Co-President in Te Tiriti based partnership with the Co-President Māori.  The change would occur at the 2021 AGM with interim arrangements made toward that end by the incoming council.
Toni Paterson (General Executive)  
Jalal Mohammed (General Executive) 
Gail Duncan (General Executive) 

We are excited to welcome our new PHA Council members to the team.  Please see their bios below

PHANZ EXECUTIVE ELECTION RESULTS 2020

MAXINE SHORTLAND (PRESIDENT)

NGATI HINE, NGATI POROU, NGAPUHI, NGATI WAI

Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa
The majority of my career has been for the last 35 years particular to community, voluntary and non-government organisations and I have a passion with start-ups of successful businesses which continue to operate successfully (farming, construction and rental portfolio), also public health and environmental initiatives particular to Maori development. I have a Master of Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Maori Development).
I have worked for the Ngati Hine Health Trust in management/executive roles coupled with governance roles in the public and NGO sectors. Such mahi and roles have been with District Health Boards, PHOs, MoH/University Advisory Groups, ASH, Ministerial Cross sector Forums and Research groups e.g. Gravida: National centre for Growth and Development.
The Boards I currently am on are;
  • NZ National Lotteries Grant Board
  • Foundation North
  • NZ Conservation Authority
  • Waitangi Ltd (National Waitangi Trust commercial arm) and:
  • Te Runanaga o Taumarere Ki Rakaumangamanga.
I reside on my husband’s whanau papakainga whenua at Pukehau, Kawiti in the Bay of Islands. We have 4 young adult children and 2 mokopuna.
 
TONI PATERSON - GENERAL EXECUTIVE

TONI PATERSON BIO

I have worked as a health promoter in Dunedin for over 11 years. Mostly for the Southern DHB’s public health unit, but I started at Age Concern Otago. I am currently a Senior Health Promotion Advisor in the newly formed Policy, Strategy and Support Team in Public Health South. I am passionate about helping people by creating environments that enable them to stay well. I have gained a wide breadth of experience in public health, including nutrition, physical activity and alcohol health promotion, alcohol regulations (licensing), project planning and evaluation, submission writing, and SharePoint database development. I also enjoy supporting new staff to grow their own skills and confidence. I have a Postgraduate Diploma of Public Health, and last year completed the Public Health Leadership Programme. I have been an active PHA member, having held both the treasurer and secretary roles for the Otago-Southland branch, and recently stepped down from the being the chair. I have sat on the Public Health Champion and Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Awards Committees since 2017 and 12 months ago was co-opted onto the Executive Council. I am very excited about the journey ahead for the PHA with our new CEO and strategic direction.

JALAL MOHAMMED - GENERAL EXECUTIVE

JALAL MOHAMMED BIO

Ni sa bula vinaka, As-salamu-alaikum, Namaste, Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Taloha ni, Ia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, 'Alii, Malo ni, Halo Olaketa, Mauri, Aloha mai e and warm Pacific Greetings.
 
I have made working with Pasifika populations the focal point of my career. In particular, I am passionate about improving Pasifika peoples access to health care. To this effect, I have worked with Pasifika communities in my role as an academic, researcher and consultant.
 
Currently, I am an academic with the Auckland University of Technology, where I am a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the health management programme. Before this, I worked as an academic with the Fiji School of Medicine, coordinating the health management programmes and the Centre for Distance and Flexible Learning. Additionally, I have been involved in health systems strengthening activities in the Pacific, both at the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization level. I am also actively involved in the AUT Branch of NZPHA, the Steering Committee for the 2021 Fijian Research Symposium and convene the Pacific Online Learning and Teaching Network.
 
I was born in Fiji and currently reside in South Auckland. I hold a Doctoral of Philosophy in Population Health, a Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration and Master of Education. I would be honoured to be the Pacific Caucus representative for the PHA.

GAIL DUNCAN - GENERAL EXECUTIVE

GAIL DUNCAN BIO

Gail Duncan: Specialist Adviser in food safety in MAF/NZFSA/MPI since 2001, following a career in industry as a microbiologist and technical manager. Qualifications include BSc, PGDip Public Health, Master Public Health, PGDip Professional Economics. Independent economic researcher and innovative thinker, developing new economic perspectives in public health and social justice.  
Gail has broad public health interests, for example presenting on carbon tax at the World Congress in Public Health Melbourne in 2017, and The Status of Beneficiaries in New Zealand at the NZAE conference in 2019.  Gail has gained global perspectives on climate change and infrastructure development at FIDIC International Infrastructure Conferences from 2012 – 2019 held at Seoul, Barcelona, Rio de Janiero, Dubai, Marrakesh, Jakarta and Mexico City. 
Gail’s focus will be developing policies to address homelessness, poverty, expanding the opportunity for all New Zealanders to participate in the economy, developing a strong public health system to respond to the known and the unknown, and enabling key infrastructure development to improve the health of people and their communities.



Leah Bain
Returning Officer
PHANZ Elections 2020



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