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Petrina graduated in 1985 as a registered comprehensive nurse. She has extensive experience as a clinician and over 25 years experience working as a health executive in health management and health education. Her roles and experience have incorporated strategic governance, health purchasing and contract management, auditing and risk management, standards development, project management, staff mentoring, tertiary education, small business development and communications.
Petrina’s management and education sector experience includes extensive exposure to a wide range of industries including aged care, injury prevention, rehabilitation, mental health, transport, sport, farming, food and nutrition as well as a strong understanding of the primary care and District Health Board sectors.
She has been a member of and reported to a number of governance boards [including implementing the Carver Policy Governance model] both in the not for profit and private sectors. As the current Chair of Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand Petrina has proven herself to be an effective advocate and lobbyist on behalf of the allied health sector and with her excellent communication skills has built a myriad of strong relationships with Government and community based organisations.
As a result of Petrina’s experience working within Government and running a number of national professional associations she has become very skilled at undertaking service reviews and developing sector based policies and standards. She has a passion for implementing quality systems and assisting businesses to maximise their potential. Petrina has also had significant experience developing and delivering training programmes both within the University and business setting and co-developed and delivered the inaugural enrolled to registered nursing programme at Massey University in 1993.