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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
Becs Nodwell Portrait
Becs Nodwell
Executive and Network Support Administrator
Deanna Smit Portrait
Deanna Smit
Membership Manager
Rebecca Burton Portrait
Rebecca Burton
Communications & Marketing Advisor

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

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.

If you need to contact her please call her on 027 275 5570.

Deanna joined the NZSA in July 2022 and looks after all things membership related and accounts. If you have a query regarding your membership she is the person to get in touch with. You can contact Deanna on 027 2744 828 or

Rebecca started with NZSA in July 2022 and oversees all marketing and communications. This includes all of the NZSA’s publications such as the Magazine and e-zine newsletter. Please contact Rebecca on 027 275 5969 or