Dr Lynne Coleman MNZM
Chair of Comprehensive Care and Comprehensive Care PHO
Lynne has been a general medical practitioner on the North Shore for 25 years and previously a GP Obstetrician for 15 years. She is now working primarily in the urgent care (accident & medical) part of Apollo Medical, and takes a Clinical Leadership role in this area.
Outside of primary care, Lynne has an interest in sports and injury medicine and travels with several elite sports teams including New Zealand’s Olympic and Commonwealth Games teams. She was awarded a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015 for services to sport and health. Lynne is a qualified director and has been a member of the Institute of Directors for 10 years. She has a long history working on a variety of boards including the Waitemata DHB and the Wilson Home Trust. She presently serves as a member of the Sports Tribunal of New Zealand and Director of the Shore Care and Apollo Medical boards.
Lynne is passionate about primary care and promoting healthy communities. She is prepared to work hard for Comprehensive Care, and her profession, and aims for a healthy future for our community.
Dr Judy Blakey MNZM
Judy has a background in education, research, and community health organisations. She contributed health consumer perspectives to the advisory group that developed Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality & Safety Commission’s 2016 Patient Safety and Continuous Quality Improvement framework; and has served on Precision Driven Health’s Independent Advisory Group (2016-23).
A life member of the Mairangi Arts Centre, Judy chaired their Board of Trustees 2016-20. Collaborative community leadership on Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Council’s Seniors Advisory Panel (2014-19) secured Council support to engage with older people and community stakeholders to develop an Age-friendly Action Plan for the city. In March 2022 Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland joined the WHO’s global network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
Appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to seniors in the 2018 New Year’s Honours List, the NZ Association of Gerontology (NZAG) acknowledged Judy’s contributions by making her a life member. Currently Judy provides elder perspectives on NZAG’s executive and their 2023 Conference Organising Committee. A member of Health Informatics NZ and the Digital Health Association, Judy also provides age-friendly perspectives on Counties Manukau’s Brain Health in Older People Advisory Group.
E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga rau rangatira ma tena koutou katoa.
Ko nga maunga whakahi o Tamaki oku maunga hei purea ai, Mahuhu ki te Rangi raua ko Tainui oku waka, Waikato te awa – “He piko he Taniwha”, te Manukanuka o Hoturoa ratou ko, te Wai o te Mata, te Kaipara oku moana – “Hei huru hapi”. Puatahi ki Ngati Hine ratou ko, Reweti, Orakei, Werewere, Nukuhou oku Marae. Ko Ngati Whatua, Waikato, Ngati Tuwharetoa oku Iwi.
Ko William Tamakehu Davis tenei.
My work experience includes director, board member and other roles for community and business organisations, including Whai Maia Ngati Whatua Orakei, Iwi representative for Auckland Council Te Kete Rukuruku and Place Naming project, Board Chair Freemans Bay School.
My academic background includes Indigenous and Health Studies. I graduated from the University of Auckland with a postgraduate diploma in Maori Business Development.
Dr Vivien Wei Verheijen
Vivien migrated to New Zealand from China in early 2000. She is passionate about strengthening diversity and inclusion and supporting ethnic women’s leadership and gender development.
Vivien has solid knowledge of government machinery and received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Policy at Auckland University of Technology. Vivien holds various advisory and governance positions across government, NGOs, business and professional sectors. She is a member of the Consumer Advisory Committee, PHARMAC, a Lay Member of the National Standards Committee, New Zealand Law Society, and a Board Member of Companionship and Morning Activities for seniors (CMA). Vivien is also a Core Member of the Ethnic Minority Women’s Rights Alliance Aotearoa (EMWRAA), Human Rights Commission. She is strong in advocacy for consumer perspectives and rights.
Andrew Clews is Callaghan Innovation’s Head of Health Technology and leads the sector team working to support NZ based HealthTech businesses in commercialising their R&D. Andrew represents Callaghan Innovation as part of the Consortium for Medical Device Technologies (CMDT) and sits on the Advisory Board of Te Titoki Mataora – The Medtech Translator. As New Zealand’s national innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation works with ambitious businesses of all sizes, delivering a range of innovation and research and development (R&D) services to suit each stage of their growth. Callaghan Innovation works with more than 200 Health Technology businesses via the HealthTech Activator (HTA), an initiative to deliver advice, funding support, capability building programmes and connections across the HealthTech sector.
Andrew joined Callaghan Innovation in 2014 following more than 16 years in the US working in complex sectors as diverse as electromechanical devices and life sciences. He has a background in business internationalisation and the commercialisation of new technology, new products and new brands in complex categories. Andrew has held senior management and leadership team roles in a wide variety of organisations from major corporates to startups and IPO-focused growth companies.