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Sue Taaffe  

It is with much excitement that I am stepping into the role of Acting Treasure for the PMAANZ Executive. 

My health background is varied and ranges from health promotion through to practice management.  It has been a wonderful journey and I believe each role has enabled and fostered a knowledge base which has served me well in my current role of Practice Manager at Carlyle Medical Centre in Napier, Hawke’s Bay.

Two of my roles were based in the NGO sector – this is grounding work; it instills a sense of financial responsibility and accountability that endures.  I have also worked within our local PHO, now Health Hawkes’ Bay PHO and this experience was crucial in understanding the multi-faceted and complex health system that we work within.

As Practice Manager for a family-focused practice with an enrolled population of just over 6,500 I believe I have found my ultimate job.  Every day is different with equal measures of challenges and rewards and I quite simply love it.

Being new to the specific demands of practice management I was grateful for the support of an overarching body, PMAANZ.  Access to the collective knowledge and experience across our country was immeasurably beneficial.  Joining the Executive will allow me the privilege of giving back to the Association; but I am aware that I will equally benefit.

I look forward to meeting you all over time.

Position Description: Conference

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