NZSA Staff

The NZSA team is responsible for the operational functions of the organisation which includes supporting our members. We are at the other end of the phone or on email.

Staff list

Michele Thomas

Chief Executive Officer

Michele has been working in health for nearly 30 years, starting out as a Registered Nurse, then moving to leadership and management for the past 18 years.  Michele also undertakes external health auditing when time permits and has a keen interest in quality and risk in the health environment.  Michele can be contacted on 021 518 229

Daphne Atkinson

Communications Manager

Daphne oversees the NZSA's communications which includes managing our publications, website, social media and resources. She also writes submissions in response to legislative and policy consultations. Daphne has previously worked at the NZ Medical Association and the Ministry of Health. She can be reached on 021 2536567, including for media inquiries. 

Lynne Mulder-Wood

Membership Manager

Lynne has been working for the NZSA since April 2017 and manages the NZSA member database, membership events and in-house accounts.  She also provides administration services to the NZ Anaesthetic Technicians’ Society, MOET and some network groups.  

Rebecca Nodwell

Executive and Network Support Administrator

Rebecca (Becs) started in April 2021. She provides administrative support  to the CEO, NZSA Executive, our obstetrics and paediatrics networks, as well as the Aotearoa New Zealand Education Committee.

Contact details

The NZSA office is based in Wellington, Level 1, Central House, 26 Brandon Street.

Our postal address is P O Box 10691, The Terrace, Wellington 6143.

Phone: +64 4 494 0124

Fax: +64 4 494 0125

To contact the CEO Please email