Our People

Alayne Healy

Chairperson

I currently work at Counties Manukau DHB in South Auckland as an Associate Director of Allied Health and Professional Leader Nutrition and Dietetics.  I have more than 11 years experience working as a Dietitian in a variety of positions.  My main areas of interest however are diabetes, renal, bariatrics and malnutrition.  I am passionate about dietetics as a career, and dedicated to the continued efforts of Dietitians NZ to enhance our profession both now and into the future, and in particular as we look to build our workforce professionally and culturally.

Julia Sekula

Council Deputy-Chair

Julia has had over 15 years’ experience as a Dietitian predominately in medical nutrition therapy and more recently, in education at The University of Auckland (UoA).  She provides clinical leadership within the medical nutrition therapy domain of the MHSc (Nutrition & Dietetics), manages the student-led clinics and is a member of the Clinics Governance Committee.  She is currently undertaking her PGDip in Clinical Education and has research interests in interprofessional education and effectiveness of practice. She has been actively involved with Dietitians NZ as a committee member and past-president of the Auckland Branch, a member of the supervision guidelines working group, as a co-author of the NCPT and cardiovascular sections of the clinical handbook and more recently as a member on the NCPT working group and representing Dietitians NZ on the Academy’s ANDHII (health informatics) working group.

Brittani Beavis

Council member

Tēnā koutou e te whānau,

Ko Tararua te Maunga, Ko Ohau te Awa, Ko Tainui te waka, Ko Ngāti Raukawa te Iwi, No Taitoko ahau, e noho ana ahua ki Whakatū, Ko Brittani Beavis tōku ingoa.

My name is Brittani and I work for Te Piki Oranga Māori Wellness Service in Whakatū (Nelson). I provide dietetic counselling and education to our whānau in Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui. I am the chair of Te Kahui Manukura o Kai Ora (Māori Dietitians Rōpū) and I currently sit on the Dietitians NZ Council as the voice for Māori Dietitians in Aotearoa New Zealand. I am passionate that all our Dietitians who whakapapa Māori are supported in their career and in their journey in Te Ao Māori.

Chirag Jivanji

Council member

I joined the council to strengthen the impact and influence dietitians have on the health and wellbeing of the people of Aotearoa. My interest in leadership and project management helps me keep the big picture in mind and work with others towards a common goal.

I currently work at Palmerston North Hospital as a surgical, intensive care, and nutrition support dietitian. I grew up with my Indian family in central Auckland and completed dietetics training at the University of Auckland in 2017. My hobbies include boxing, skiing, and cooking.

Anthony Appleton-Tattersall

Council member

Anthony brings an outside perspective to the Council. Being a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and holding a bachelors degree from Auckland University and an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, his finance background is certainly an asset – A little accounting joke, there, for those who missed it.

In addition to the Dietitians NZ council, present governance experience includes serving as Secretary to the Board of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education since 2017, and also the board of the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust since early 2019.

Raised in Auckland, and having held a variety of financial and analytical roles across multiple corporations throughout Auckland and London,  Anthony now runs a public practice accounting firm AAT Accounting Services, and enjoys spending time with his young family.

Liz Beaglehole

Council member

I have worked as a dietitian for the past 20+ years, with the majority of my experience being in food service management.  I currently work as a private practice dietitian in Christchurch, providing consulting services to a variety of long term care facilities including; aged care facilities, community homes, mental health facilities, student hostels and prisons.  I assist with menu development, menu auditing, implementing food safety programmes and staff training.  I am a member of the Special Interest Group in Nutrition and Gerontology and have been on the implementation team for the introduction of IDDSI to New Zealand.  I enjoy being a dietitian and am proud to be one.  I am encouraged by the positive changes the Council has made over the past year and I look forward to being part of the future successes of Dietitians New Zealand.

 

Roslyn Norrie

Council member

Roslyn Norrie works as a DHB community dietitian throughout Northland supporting a diverse and mainly rural population who require enteral and, or parenteral nutrition, her latest career-step after decades spent in other DHBs working mainly in clinical or foodservice management. That was interrupted by nine years of mainly food development roles in the UK corporate sector. Roslyn has remained engaged with Dietitians NZ throughout her career. She says “Work life in the 21st Century is all about values, and networking. Dietitians New Zealand is our professional base for us to work together to develop relevant new ways to meet people’s needs”.  In Northland she has noted gaping disparities in both health and wealth, so now she is keen to be a voice for dietitians based in rural New Zealand.

Kath Fouhy

General Manager

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