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Executive Committee Profiles

Jodi cash


Kia ora koutou, ko Jodi Cash tōku ingoa. I am Pākehā in whakapapa and journeying as a tangata Tiriti
(treaty partner). I grew up in West Auckland and despite leaving I’ve ended up back here, living next
door to my Mum with my husband and 6-year-old daughter and have been working in this
community for the past 10 years. Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of working in various
roles in the Youth Health space. I started in the paeds cardiology ward at Starship and while I loved
looking after babies, I really loved looking after the adolescents on the ward and became interested
in how to better support them. So from there I started a journey to learn more about youth health
and when the opportunity came up, I accepted a youth health nursing role at the Centre for Youth
Health where I got to work with and learn from some of the giants in Youth Health, igniting that
passion we all feel once we connect with youth health! Since then, I’ve had opportunities to work in
many different roles, including in Alternative Education (my favourite space!) as well as in both
funded and non-funded schools. Currently I job share the Nurse Educator for SBHS for Te Puna
Manawa HealthWEST, supporting the West Auckland School Nurses.

Vicki Raynor

RN, PGCert (youth health)



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. 

Jackie Venter

PG Cert HSC (Youth Health)


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

anne tseng

RN, PG Dip in Health Sciences


Youth Health Nurse | Primary Health Advocate

Dedicated Youth Health Nurse with almost 2 decades of experience. From James Cook High School (2019-2010), Centre for Youth Health (2011-2015) to my current role at Auckland Girls' Grammar School (2019-now). I am passionate about youth health and primary health. I have worked as a Practice Nurse since 2007 to now. Proud parent of two lovely daughters, originally from Taiwan, and a fervent explorer with interests in food and travel.

Mindy mcarthur


Representing Hauraki Cluster

Kia ora

My name is Miriam, though most people call me Mindy.

I am a registered nurse with a diverse background in hospital and public/community health work.

When I became a nēhi hauroa rangatahi at Mount Roskill Grammar School, I joined ASNG for support, professional development and assistance in navigating a new role.

As the Hauraki Cluster representative, my job is to facilitate the information/voice between the enhanced school based health service (ESBHS - ADHB funded schools) and the ASNG.

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.

Tracey Stanners

BHSc Nursing, PG Cert Youth Health

Representing Southern Cluster


Tena Kourou katoa

ko Mauka Tere Te maunga

ko Waimakariri Te Awa

ko Takitimu Te Waka

ko Tuahiwi te Marae

ko Mahunui te Whare

ko Kai Tuahuriri Te Hapu

ko KaiTahu Te Iwi

ko Tracey ahau


I am a Registered nurse with over 20 years experience. I initially started working in orthopedics, rehabilitation and Bureau working in different areas of care.  I have worked in youth health for 17 years as the nurse coordinator at Manurewa High School. I am very passionate about my role when working with young people and feel privileged being able to support and advocate for youth and their whaanau through their journey managing their own health. School nursing is very rewarding and challenging. Youth are amazing and resilient young people that have taught me so much and have made me the nurse I am today.

Ann Riley


Representing Central Cluster

I am a Registered Comprehensive Nurse with 20 years experience. I have over 10 years of experience working in schools. I am currently employed at St Marys College and executive representative 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.

Ruth mataroa

Representing Manukau Cluster

Kia orana, I was born in Rarotonga, immigrated to Aotearoa in the early 1970’s, and raised in our
family home in East Tamaki. Following my schooling in Otara, I studied, at the Auckland College of
Education & graduated in 1989. I continued teaching in Otara for many years,
Becoming a registered nurse seemed like a natural progression from my former profession, and I am
proud to have started my school nurse journey in Manurewa, working alongside experienced and
passionate school nurses. Representing Counties Manukau Cluster is a new challenge for me, I hope
I can sustain the same longevity as our previous wonderful representative.
Meitaki Atupaka

Emma Poutney

Kia ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei. I work for WDHB as part of the Enhanced School-based Healthcare service based at StPaul’s  college in Ponsonby and support several other low decile schools in central Auckland.
After many years in Picu at Starship, to flying as a full time flight nurse based at Akld airport, then a stint revenue gathering in managed isolation I’ve ended up in youth health for a quick 6 months in 2022. And I just can’t leave! Love the autonomy, love the hours, love the St Paul’s boys, love all my school nurses!

Julia Holmes

Representing Northern Counties Cluster.

I am a Registered Nurse who has been working as a School Nurse at Edgewater College, a funded school, for the last 8 years. My background is in Pediatrics, spending over 12 years working at Kids First Surgical,  Middle more Hospital in the Plastics. Orthopedics and Burns Unit.

I am thoroughly enjoying my role as a School Nurse at Edgewater College and the challenges the job brings.

I feel privileged to be able to work alongside our Youth in my current role.

I have recently been appointed the Northern Counties Cluster representative. 

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