Executive Committee Profiles

Anita wicks

Anita Wicks

NZRN

BHSc (Midwifery)

PG Cert HSc (Youth Health)

President

 

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

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.

 

EMMA HANNABY

RN

Treasurer

 

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.

Ann Riley

RN

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 

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. 

Cheryl Grbic

Registered Nurse Prescriber in Community Health

Southern Cluster Representative

 

I have been working as a School Nurse at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate for 14 years.

I work in a funded Decile one school.

I am enjoying working with Young People and helping to navigate the challenges they are faced with from day to day.  I also enjoy working alongside the Young Person to highlight the life skills they already have and promote good health, and a positive lifestyle.