Have your say! Vote for our Trustees

Have your say 
The governance Board of the Parkinson’s New Zealand Charitable Trust will be made up of skilled trustees responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring that strategy is successfully implemented.

This year financial members of current divisions and branches are invited to vote. When possible we prefer members vote electronically to save costs. Please place your vote by Monday 30 April.

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if you are unable to access the online voting form, you can use the postal ballot form provided in the March edition of The Parkinsonian. For more information email info@parkinsons.org.nz or ring 0800 473 4636.

Financial members will each have one vote for each open position. There are two (2) open positions, so each paid member will have two (2) votes, for two (2) people.

Candidates for the Board of Trustees
Short biographies for each of candidates are below:

Judy Clarke 
Judy Clarke has been a member of the Parkinson’s New Zealand Board for the past three years. She previously worked as a self-employed podiatrist who owned her own practice and she worked within the diabetes centre at Hawke’s Bay DHB. Judy serves on the committee of Parkinson's Hawke's Bay. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2007. 

Robyn Cotton
Robyn Cotton is a business consultant, and she brings 10 years of strategic and governance experience on the Board of International Needs New Zealand, a charitable trust. She has been a member of New Zealand Institute of Directors from 2012 to 2017. She was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2017.

Hugh Kirby Taylor 
Hugh Kirby Taylor has been a member of the Parkinson’s New Zealand Board for the past five years. Kirby recently retired as an Authorised Financial Adviser working for the DecisionMakers group of advisers. 

Christine Mercer
Christine Mercer is a registered nurse. For her PhD in Nursing, she explored the experiences of partners being hospitalised in non-local tertiary environments. She has been the Chair of Parkinson’s Bay of Plenty since March 2017 and has cared for her husband with Parkinson’s for 20 years.