Executive Committee Profiles

Anita wicks

Anita Wicks


BHSc (Midwifery)

PG Cert HSc (Youth Health)



I’ve been a registered nurse for over 35 years including an exciting period as an independent midwife. After having a family, I moved to school nursing at Kingsway School, I have been in this role for over ten years and am currently the lead nurse of a team of five. I have developed a real passion and love for young people and gain great satisfaction in supporting them on a daily basis with their health challenges.


I feel honoured to currently carry the portfolio of president for the ASNG and believe the support and assistance the organisation brings to Auckland school nurses is a valuable resource.

Karyn Wilson

RN, PG Cert Youth Health
Executive Committee Secretary
I have been with Botany Downs Secondary College for over five years, and previous to that was with Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate for 2 ½ years, initially as a new graduate RN.   
I love the challenge of working with young people, supporting them to realise the importance of good health and health management and how this can positively influence all aspects of their lives.   I enjoy advocating and supporting young people in a school environment, as this can be very challenging for them.
It is great being part of the ASNG Exec Committee as all schools and clinic environments are different.  The ASNG is a valuable resource and support network for school nurses, providing updates, networking and relevant PD which is invaluable to our roles.


Ann Riley


Representing Central Cluster

I am a Registered Comprehensive Nurse with 20 yrs experience. I have over 10 years of experience working in schools. I am currently employed at St Marys College and exec.rep. for central cluster. I feel the role of the school nurse youth health worker involves supporting and  developing students ownership of heath needs and enabling  students to understand processes of care ,how ,when and where to get help. This then empowers the student creating confidence which will help them when leaving school 





I am a Registered Nurse with just under 30 years years of working experience, initially started out in PICU/NICU then onto PACU nursing at Middlemore Hospital and am now in my 5th year of School Nursing. I began relief nursing at Macleans College, I have worked mainly at Tangaroa College, had a short time at Aorere College and am currently working at Howick College. I love working with youth/young people, helping them to figure out their health needs/challenges. I really enjoy working in a team and have worked with some wonderful nurses through school nursing. ASNG is a great way to network with other like minded people and ASNG provides valuable support. 2022 is my first year as Treasurer and first time on the committee.

Vicki Raynor

RN, PGCert (youth health)

Representing Haruaki cluster


Youth health is a specialty of nursing that I am passionate about. Of my 28ish years nursing, 12 years were at Starship hospital, Then, my first school nurse position was at Selwyn College for 10 yrs. Currently, I am 1 of 3 nurses at Otahuhu College, a decile 1 funded school.  


It is a rewarding privilege engaging with young people, to promote wellbeing, strengthen Hauora and improve youth outcomes via continuity of youth focussed care during their schooling years. 

Lizzie Sullivan

BHSc Nursing

Representing Northern Counties Cluster


I'm a Registered Nurse with a special interest in Youth Health. I am currently working as the Nurse Coordinator at Mangere College. I started at Mangere College in 2022 and prior to this I was working at Manurewa High School - where I realized my passion for working with youth. Prior to school nursing, I was a Practice Nurse. 

I enjoy working with our rangitahi here in Mangere to improve engagement with healthcare services, promote wellbeing and hauora and improve healthcare outcomes. It is very rewarding working within the school environment and getting to know our young people. 

Jennifer Edwards

RN, PG Cert (Child Health)

Representing Eastern Cluster

I am enjoying the challenge of working with youth in school nursing at Macleans College.   I appreciate the collaboration with counsellors, teachers, and nurses to support young people to improve their wellbeing and seeing them grow to manage their own health.  I have a background in Urgent Care – Accident/Medical and paediatrics. ASNG has been a vital source of support, networking, and education in my journey as a School Nurse.

Jackie Venter

PG Cert HSC (Youth Health)

Representing Manukau cluster

I am the Registered Nurse Co-ordinator at Papatoetoe High School. I have been involved in school nursing for over 10 years and have been working at this school for over 7 years. I love working with young people and believe in empowering young people to learn to develop their own skills to manage their health.  To learn how to access health services and to be able to voice their opinions and needs in this important part of their lives. ASNG provides great support and professional development to support us in our roles as school nurse