Rachel Fitzgerald

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I feel privileged to be appointed as Chair of PMAANZ working alongside a passionate and extremely hardworking board. My belief is that a skilled Practice Manager is key to running high functioning teams in the health sector.

My background is in Commerce although Primary Health Care has always been a strong interest for me. During my university years I worked part time for Pegasus Health where I was exposed to the immense work and exceptional people that are behind our health system.

I have been working as a Practice Manager for three and a half years at a rapidly growing clinic in North Canterbury. I work with an incredible team of intelligent, compassionate and supportive Doctors, Nurses and Administrators.  I enjoy the challenge and variety of practice management and I am yet to have a day that I do not learn something new.

Practice Management can, at times, be a tough role.  For me the collegiality I have experienced from being a member of PMAANZ has been invaluable.

When I am not at work I am mother to two beautiful teenagers and wife to an amazing husband.  My happy place is anywhere that is close to water and a great swim is my solution to any stressful situation!

I am very much looking forward to continuing to build on the excellent work that PMAANZ already does to support our members.  I challenge each of our members to put yourselves out there to get more from our organisation this year;

Make sure you CONTINUE to GROW (yourself or others)
BE an INFLUENCE in our wider industry

Position Description: Chair


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