Established in 1993, The Association (HCHA) represents providers of home and community health services in New Zealand.
The Association’s objectives are to:
- provide leadership and advocacy for the home and community health sector;
- establish, promote and recognise high standards for the conduct of home and community health services’
- address members’ educational and information needs;
- provide a united voice for the Association’s membership, to government and the public;
- maintain links and provide opportunities for the development of the sector and
- develop home and community health services that reflect the Association’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi
HCHA is governed by a Board. Six members are elected by the membership for their skills and ability to strengthen the home health sector. Two further independent members are appointed by the Board following a nominations process.
Board members are elected to serve two year terms, for a total period of three consecutive terms of two years.
The current Board is:
- Andrea McLeod (Chairperson), GM Strategic Change, Presbyterian Support Northern
- Josephine Gagan, (Deputy Chairperson), CEO, Healthcare Holdings Ltd
- David Chrisp (Deputy Chairperson) GM, IT Development, Access Community Health
- Graeme Benny (Independent), Various Directorships
- Iris Reuvecamp (Independent), Director, VidaLaw
- Bronwen Foxx, Chief Executive, Disabilities Resource Centre Trust, Whakatane
- Donna Mitchell, GM, Service Development, Strategy and HR, Services
- Jane Kelley, (Independent), Director, Fernhill Solutions Ltd
- Samantha Powell, General Manager, Community Services, Nurse Maude
The Chief Executive of the Association is Julie Haggie.