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A brief profile on members of MidCentral DHB's Board for the 2016-19 term is provided below. This includes their background, membership of MDHB committees, and when they were first appointed/elected to the Board.

 

Dot McKinnon, QSM
Chairperson

Appointed Member
Commenced 2016

 

Dot is an Associate and Legal Executive in Moore Law, and has a keen interest in health and local government. In addition to her role at MidCentral DHB, Dot chairs Whanganui District Health Board; a position she has held since 2013. MidCentral and Whanganui DHBs have worked together for many years as the centralAlliance – a collaborative approach in which Dot has been closely involved and which aims to develop shared service arrangements between the two DHBs to improve health outcomes for their communities.
 
Other community involvements include chairperson, Wanganui Powerco Trust, a member of the Health Practitioners’ Disciplinary Tribunal, and a member of the Health Sector Relationship Agreement Committee. Dot’s career has spanned both public and private sectors including six years as Whanganui’s deputy mayor, managing director of Kingsgate Hotel for 13 years, and a polytechnic lecturer for seven years.  She has also served on many community boards in education, sports, art, and local business.
 
Committee Membership
Chairperson, centralAlliance Sub-Committee
Member, Healthy Communities Advisory Committee
Member, Quality & Excellence Advisory Committee
Member, Finance, Risk & Audit Committee
Member, Remuneration Committee

 
Diane Anderson
Elected Member
Commenced 2001
 
Diane's background is in community and rural advocacy.  She has served as a local government Councillor, and previously was a member, then chairperson, of the Wellington Conservation Board and the Central Regional Health School.  Diane was instrumental in the establishment of the Eketahuna Health Centre and more recently convened a group to re-establish a viable fuel supply business in Eketahuna. She is a director of a family farming business.
 
Committee Membership
Chairperson, Quality & Excellence Advisory Committee
Chairperson, Enable New Zealand Governance Group
Member, Remuneration Committee
Member, centralAlliance Sub-Committee

 

Adrian Broad
Elected Member
Commenced 2013
 
Adrian has a close interest in local government and the health of the local community.  He is a Palmerston North City Councillor and is manager of the Manawatu Horowhenua Tararua Diabetes Trust.  Prior to this he was Chief Executive of Arohanui Hospice.  He also served as a Hospice Trustee.

Adrian’s other community involvements include steward at the Manawatu Racing Club, a Rotarian, member of St Matthews Anglican Church, and a volunteer host of the NZ Rugby Museum.
 
Committee Membership
Deputy Chairperson, Healthy Communities Advisory Committee
Deputy Chairperson, Enable New Zealand Governance Group
  
 
Appointed Member
Commenced 2013
 
Barbara's background is in local government, funding distribution, organisational governance, public health and education. 

Currently, Barbara is a third term Councillor on Manawatu District Council. Participating fully on Council business Barbara also serves on the Hearings, Community Funding, and, Manawatu District/Palmerston North City Joint Strategic Planning Committees. 

More recently Barbara has served as a trustee on Arohanui Hospice Service Trust (8 years), Eastern & Central Community Trust (12 years) and, Palmerston North Boys High School Board of Trustees (9 years). Barbara is a member of the Rotary Club of Makino, Feilding and is also a past President of the Rotary Club of Feilding. 

Barbara has Iwi affiliations to Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and Whanau-a-Apanui.
 
Committee Membership
Member, Healthy Communities Advisory Committee
Member, centralAlliance Sub-Committee
 
Ann Chapman, MNZM
Elected Member
Commenced 2000
 
Ann has a clinical background, and continues her interest in Otaki community health, after being the founding member and chairperson of the Otaki Community Health Trust.  Ann was involved in local government for over 18 years, serving as a Councillor/Deputy Mayor on the Kapiti Coast District Council.  She is a JP and was awarded a MNZM in 2008.
 
Committee Membership
Deputy Chair, Finance, Risk & Audit Committee
Member, Healthy Communities Advisory Committee
Member, Remuneration Committee
  
Brendan Duffy, Deputy Chair, ONZM
Appointed Member
Commenced 2016
 
Horowhenua businessman, Brendan Duffy has been involved in local body government for 21 years, having served as Mayor, Horowhenua District Council from 2004-2016.  During this time he was instrumental in establishing services for children and youth as part of inter-sectoral initiatives with the DHB, Police, Child, Youth & Family, Education and other government agencies. Brendan was the vice president of Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) for three years, chairperson of the Provincial Sector of LGNZ for six years and chairperson of Zone 3 for LGNZ for six years.  Brendan initiated the Lake Horowhenua Accord, led significant infrastructure projects across the Horowhenua district including building the new council building, establishing Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-po community centre, waste water and main street upgrades.
 
Committee Membership
Chairperson, Healthy Communities Advisory Committee
Chairperson, Remuneration Committee
Member, Enable New Zealand Governance Group
 
 Photo of Michael FEyenMichael Feyen
Elected Member
Commenced 2016
 
A self-employed businessman, Michael has a long-held interest in local politics.  He was elected Mayor, Horowhenua District Council in October 2016 and was strongly involved in the Foxton community prior to this as a member of the Foxton Community Board. His first involvement in local government was as a Councillor, Palmerston North City Council.
 
Michael has worked across many sectors.  He has worked as an electrician and a policeman.  Michael has a social work degree from Massey University.
 
Committee Membership
Member, Quality & Excellence Advisory Committee
Member, centralAlliance Sub-Committee

 
Nadarajah Manoharan (Mano), MNZM
Elected Member
Commenced 2013
 
Practising as an Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Mano has worked in the New Zealand health services for 40 years; the initial 10 years practising in Whanganui and the following 30 years in Palmerston North, working in both the public hospital and in private practice.  He currently maintains a private practice. Mano developed the ENT departments at Whanganui Hospital and Palmerston North Hospital and held senior medical roles as medical head and clinical director.
Mano is an active member of the Surgical Educators of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has taken part in educational activities for many years.

MRBS FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Long),FRACS
 
Committee Membership
Member, Healthy Communities Advisory Committee
Member, Finance, Risk & Audit Committee
 
Karen Naylor
Elected Member
Commenced 2010
 
Karen is a Registered Nurse who has worked at the Palmerston North Hospital over the past 20 years.  She is currently working in the women’s health service.
 
Karen is an active  NZ Nurses' Organisation workplace delegate, and is involved in a number of committees, including the nursing governance council.
 
Karen is involved with a number of community groups and is a Palmerston North City Councillor.  She served as Mayoress from 2007 - Karen is involved with a number of community groups and is a Palmerston North City Councillor.  She served as Mayoress from 2007-2014.

Committee Membership
Deputy Chairperson, Quality & Excellence Advisory Committee
Member, Finance, Risk & Audit Committee

Oriana Paewai
Appointed Member
Commenced 2015
 
Oriana is the chief executive of Rangitane o Tamaki nui a Rua Inc based in Dannevirke.  She became involved in the health sector in 2001 when she joined MidCentral DHB' Public Health Service as a Health Promotion Advisor.  Shortly after, she was appointed Maori Health Manager for MidCentral Health and in 2006 moved to the role of Health Manager, Te Kete Hauora o Rangitane (health and social service provider under Rangitane o Tamaki nui a Rua).
 
Oriana represents her Iwi on many organisations, including Manawhenua Hauora which she current chairs.
 
Committee Membership
Member, Quality & Excellence Advisory Committee
Elected Member
Commenced 2001

Barbara's background involves consumer and community health advocacy, and dental nursing.  She is involved in a number of national and regional health committees, providing a consumer perspective.

Committee Membership
Member, Quality & Excellence Advisory Committee
Member, Finance, Risk & Audit Committee

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