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 Enliven, Presbyterian Support Northern
- David Chrisp (Deputy chairperson) North Island General Manager, Access Homehealth
- Graeme Benny (Independent), GM Health, ESR
- Iris Reuvecamp (Independent), Director, VidaLaw
- Ross Smith, National General Manager, VisionWest Homecare
- Donna Mitchell, GM, Business Strategy Idea Services
- Jo Wallis, CEO, Geneva Healthcare
- Samantha Powell, General Manager, Community Services, Nurse Maude
- Tom Dodd (co-opted member) Head of People and Culture, Healthcare of NZ
The Chief Executive of the Association is Julie Haggie.