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Our team

We are a small, diverse team with decades of experience in primary and community care.

We are experienced in large scale transformation, leveraging from our network of clinicians, health professional and lived experience advisors. We deliver at scale using an emergent approach, paced by our network of primary care providers and the communities that we serve in partnership with their people.

Jess Morgan-French | Tumu Whakarae

Interim Chief Executive

Jess Morgan-French | Tumu Whakarae

Interim Chief Executive

With a profound focus on Te Tiriti principles, Jess is dedicated to supporting and facilitating the delivery of timely and equitable care to whānau within primary care. Her background encompasses, practical implementation of the healthcare home model, coupled with extensive expertise in PHO management and operations. Based in Tai Tokerau, Jess is enthusiastic about infusing her infectious energy into the mahi here at Collaborative Aotearoa. Her invaluable knowledge, rich experience, and networks within the sector will undoubtedly be instrumental in advancing the organisational objectives.

Jess starts with us at Collaborative Aotearoa on the 23rd January 2024

Koral Fitzgerald | Huri Kaiarahi

Change Leader

Koral Fitzgerald | Huri Kaiarahi

Change Leader

Koral joined Collaborative Aotearoa as Change Leader on 6th December 2023.

Koral began her health career as a radiation therapist in Ōtautahi Christchurch then spent a decade managing CanTeen, supporting young people living with cancer. From 2014-2023, Koral was Senior Project Facilitator and Programme Manager for Canterbury Clinical Network (CCN) where she drove work across rural, pharmacy and population health arenas. She is enthusiastic about her identity as Tangata Tiriti, actively encouraging others to uphold our collective commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  Koral is passionate about relationship development, continuous learning, advocacy and building health around our communities.

Koral lives in Ōtautahi Christchurch with her husband and son. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, DIY, learning new skills, cooking, reading, coffees with friends and is also a beekeeper.

Petria Falconer | Kaiwhakahaere kaitohu

Change Lead - Health Care Home

Petria Falconer | Kaiwhakahaere kaitohu

Change Lead - Health Care Home

Petria has a rich work background from General Practice Management, Event Management through to Real Estate.  She has come to Collaborative Aotearoa from a Health Care Home Lead position in WellSouth Primary Health Network. This role along with her Practice Management background brings the knowledge and hands on experience from both the Practice and PHO standpoint in the Health Care Home Journey. 

She loves to connect and build relationships with people and helping them to improve access, promote whānau voice and achieve equity in the health sector is a daily pleasure.  She is excited to bring her people and project skills to the team. After an extended stint in Australia Petria is enjoying being back home, spending time with whānau and rediscovering her beautiful home country.

With her love of travel expect to see her in your rohe over the next year. 

Ny Brunenberg | Kaiwhakahaere kaitohu

Change Lead - Digital Health

Ny Brunenberg | Kaiwhakahaere kaitohu

Change Lead - Digital Health

Ny has a diverse background and experience in Primary Care, Finance and holds a Bachelor Landscape Architecture and Design. She has come to Collaborative Aotearoa from a Quality Accreditation and Health Care Home position in Tū Ora Compass Health Network.

Ny is first-generation Cambodian-Kiwi and has grown up normalising her family’s story surviving the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia, providing a deep life experience and perspective of wholeness and wellbeing. She is enthusiastic in building relationships with people, so they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to help people persevere through adversities for themselves and deliver quality health care services to the communities they serve.

This role along with her experience from both General Practice and PHO gives her a creative edge in supporting access, implementing and embedding Digital and Telehealth services for all New Zealanders.

 

Liana Harrison | Kaiwhakarite Kaupapa

Project Co-ordinator

Liana Harrison | Kaiwhakarite Kaupapa

Project Co-ordinator

Liana’s background is in operations management, logistics, travel and tour management.

Liana has whakapapa to Ngāi tahu and Nofoalii-Samoa.

As a travel agent and tour operator for 15 years, it is all about attention to detail. Liana will be bringing those organisational skills to the team and helping to co-ordinate day to day tasks amongst all of the team members, preparing for events, workshops and special projects. She has a passion for community and whānau relationships and is excited to be working in a team that is really making a difference in this area. New to the Health Sector, she loves the new connections she is making and always strives to view every project through an equity lens.

Liana enjoys living in sunny Central Otago with her husband and two boys, and loves being involved in her community through children’s clubs and sports, and is also a board member for the local Youth Trust.

 

Sandra,

64 Female

Sandra’s husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2012. As his disease progressed, their GP helped to co-ordinate services such as a home assessment, access to respite care and eventually help getting him into a rest home. Sandra was put in touch with an Alzheimer’s support group. Sandra also took advantage of being able to access their GP via phone to seek instant advice when she needed it.

“Having all this support has been marvellous & getting him into the home has meant I can be back as his wife, rather than just a carer”

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