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Christine Clark, Chairperson

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Christine is the Chair of Neuro Connection Foundation and has a passion for improving the lives of older and/or disabled people. To help achieve this, Christine founded Kalandra Education Group, a private training organisation that specialises in health studies, training and education especially pertaining to aged care. Christine is also the immediate past chair of Independent Tertiary Education NZ, representing other private providers of New Zealand. Much of this work involved lobbying and assisting Government and the associated agencies. She has recently completed her Doctorate, with the thesis exploring aged care in NZ. Christine is the mother of two adult girls and grandmother of Spencer. She runs half-marathons, is getting into road cycling and loves motivating others in any way that she can. Her strengths include being able to think outside the square, to have a vision and work to achieve it - while enjoying the relationship-building required to do so.



Solange Francois

Solange

I joined the Neuro Connection Board of Trustees in September 2017. Currently Marketing Manager at Auckland Airport, I bring over 11 years’ marketing experience to the Board, specifically in the areas of communication, digital and brand. I am passionate about creative thinking, social responsibility and wellness. In my spare time, I engage in creative outlets including writing and painting.



Adam Hughes

Adam is an energetic, engaging and enthusiastic professional who has made a career around educating and enabling others. With degrees in physiotherapy, safety and business, Adam has trans-tasman experience as in mining, manufacturing and healthcare. Adam is dedicated to improving the physical and mental wellbeing of people and is currently a national health, safety and environment manager based in Auckland.



Angela Watson

Angela is a Registered Nurse currently working at Middlemore A&E in Auckland.



Alexandra Abraham, Client Representative

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Alec is a trained social worker. He has operated in a multitude of different settings with diverse communities, hospitals and general practitioners, prisons, schools and Hauora Maori services. He set up and taught at the first professionally accredited clinical supervision course for social workers and counsellors in New Zealand. Alec has served on the Henderson High School Board of Trustees for nine years and was the Board of Trustees representative for the Waitakere Education Sector Trust (WEST).