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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.
Michele Thomas Portrait
Michele Thomas
Chief Executive Officer
Daphne Atkinson Portrait
Daphne Atkinson
Communications Manager
Rebecca Nodwell Portrait
Rebecca Nodwell
Executive and Network Support Administrator

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 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.

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.