Arohanui Hospice’s recent Taika Waititi-inspired hunt for the Passionpeople uncovered some amazing talent.
Seventeen applications were received for three vacant seats on the volunteer Board. The three successful applicants selected at the July Board meeting were David Andrews, Bernie Hanaray and Sharon Wards.
Board Chairperson Lorraine Vincent admitted it was a challenging task deciding on the final trio: “The Board was humbled by the commitment and selflessness that resonated in all the one-page resumes we asked our Passionpeople to contribute as part of the selection process.”
“The depth of experience and skills we had to choose from made reducing the numbers an arduous but pleasurable job. We certainly appreciated the interest shown by so many people to become part of the Arohanui Hospice family,” she said. With the addition of the new trustees, the Hospice Board now more truely represents its region, says Vincent.
Andrews is owner-operator of the House of Travel in Palmerston North. He has also led Enable New Zealand for many years.
Hanaray, a Horowhenua businessman, has worked for international companies over a 40-year period. Retired and living in Manakau, he has extensive community connections.
Wards, the previous CEO of Tararua Health Group and Manager of Dannevirke Community Hospital, is also a Tararua District councillor.
New trustees will be formally welcomed to the existing hospice governance team at the end of September. The 10 community trustees are: Lorraine Vincent, John Freebairn, Roger Clausen, Fred Hirst, Tim Mordaunt, Ross Hadwin, Murray Georgel, David Andrews, Bernie Hanaray, Sharon Wards.
It is likely there will be another trustee announcement during the early part of 2021.
For further information: Lorraine Vincent, Chairperson, Arohanui Hospice (0274 405-607; firstname.lastname@example.org)