PHC MECA Bargaining
Power in collective strength – it's our time!
Your PHC MECA Bargaining Team
Left to right: PHC MECA delegates Ian Hartley, Lisa Dennison, Denise Moore, Annie Hofmeester, Vicki Mitchell, and Ayla Evans-Warmenhoven
Danielle is an Industrial Advisor with NZNO. Formally an RN delegate at Wellington Hospital, Danielle started as an NZNO organiser in 2014, before moving into the Industrial Advisor role in 2021. Danielle is the Advocate for negotiations including the PHC MECA, Plunket, St. George’s Hospital and the Hospice Collective Agreements. She’s also worked as an RN and later as an organiser for Managed Isolation and Quarantine Facilities during the COVID 19 pandemic. Danielle believes in the power of the organising model – a member-centred approach to industrial campaigning. She resides in Christchurch and has two teenage daughters.
Denise has been nursing for 40 years. She started in 1982 as a nurse aide at Princess Margaret Hospital, then trained in Wellington as an enrolled nurse working in mental health and at Wellington public hospital.
She was in the first intake class with Manawatu Polytechnic to bridge enrolled nurses to registered nurses. She continued on and completed her BA in nursing followed by a Grad Cert in Cardiology. She is married with two adult sons and is the proud Nana of three grandchildren.
Denise say she loves being a union delegate, and is determined to continue fighting for Pay Parity and Pay Equity for every nurse regardless of where they work in New Zealand.
Lisa lives in rural Western Southland on a farm with her husband and four children. She is is a rural practice nurse at Tuatapere Medical, as well as a sexual health nurse for Family Planning Invercargill. Lisa is an active NZNO delegate for both roles and most recently participated in bargaining for Family Planning which ignited a passion for her.
Lisa is also a PRIME (primary response in medical emergency) responder and a community prescriber. Lisa is excited for the opportunity to represent her fellow Primary Health Care nurses (especially the rural ones!) at the bargaining table. Lisa believes nurses should back nurses and no matter where our passions lie, we should be remunerated fairly and equally!
Annie is a registered nurse with more than 30 years' experience across areas of medical, surgical, mental health, corrections and most recently Primary Health Care, including general practice and urgent care. Annie is passionate about growing new nurses and promoting a health workforce that is valued, remunerated appropriately, safe and supported with exciting career pathways going forward.
Annie currently works at Riccarton Clinic, a general practice and urgent care facility in Christchurch. Soon after starting this role in July 2022, Annie became the NZNO delegate and finds it a privilege to represent and support her colleagues.
Ayla is a 28-year-old nurse prescriber, born and raised on the East Coast of North Island in a small place called Te Araroa.
Ayla completed her studies in 2014 and her first nursing role was in a rest home managing a wing for two years. After the arrival of her son, Ayla worked as a community mental health nurse. For the past three years she has been in Gisborne where she works as a clinical nurse lead at Three Rivers Medical.
Ayla will be embarking on her journey to become a nurse practitioner next year, which she is very excited about! She is hard working, committed, and passionate about health care – including the terms and conditions members work under and making health roles attractive for recruitment.
Vicki is currently working as a practice nurse and has experience working in both hospital and community setting. Vicki has had the privilege of experiencing nursing across many diverse medical fields. As an NZNO delegate, Vicki is guided by equity, quality and positive outcomes for all people.
Ian has been nursing for 35 years, starting out as an aide and progressing to enrolled nurse and then registered general and obstetric nurse (UK). Ian’s gone on to complete a Master of Nursing before adding the scope of community nurse prescriber to his registration.
Ian remembers the union action taken in the 1980s to support better pay and conditions well. In the UK, Ian was a Royal College of Nursing union delegate. In New Zealand, Ian’s delegate experience includes participation on the White Cross negotiations and implementation of the PDRPs as an assessor. Ian is passionate about nursing, equity, and a just, safe and fair workplace with pay that reflects the worth of all nurses.