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Executive Committee Profiles

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

Vicki Raynor

RN, PGCert (youth health)

Membership secretary


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. 

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.

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.

Rose Cairns-Morrison

RN, PG Cert (Child Health)
Representing Western Cluster

I’m a registered nurse working at St Dominic's Catholic College, which is a funded school in Henderson. Prior to starting in this role 3 years ago St Dominics didn’t have a school nurse so I have enjoyed the process of introducing the service to the school community.
I have a background in paediatrics, working at Starship in the Orthopedic department as well as Children’s Public Health Nursing in Waitakere. I have recently returned from maternity leave and am excited to be representing the Western cluster on the ASNG exec team.
I feel really passionate about offering young people supportive and non-judgemental health care as I feel this sets them up well for future relationships with healthcare workers.

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.

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.

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

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. 

Emma Poutney


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