About Kidney Health New Zealand

Founded in 1979 as the National Kidney Foundation of NZ, this non-profit organisation changed its name in 2008 to Kidney Health NZ (KHNZ). Kidney Health New Zealand relies on public contributions for support.

What is the role of Kidney Health New Zealand?

  • Provide education and support in the recognition of the symptoms of kidney disease.
  • Provide resource information concerning the treatment and management of patients with kidney disease.
  • To coordinate, advocate for and where possible, fund research into the prevention, early detection and cure of kidney disease.
  • To promote the donation of kidneys and other organs and tissue for transplantation.
  • Liaise with and support patient Support Groups

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Meet the Team

Our Staff

Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

Chief Executive Officer

Merryn Jones

Merryn Jones

National Clinical Manager

Erica Fairbank

Erica Fairbank

Senior Renal Educator

Becs Hayston

Becs Hayston

Regional Renal Educator

Sam Faalilo

Sam Faalilo

Communications Co-ordinator

Deanne Hock

Deanne Hock

Office Administrator

Leah Stewart

Leah Stewart

Kidney Donor Whānau Co-ordinator

Dr Andy Salmon

Dr Andy Salmon

Medical Advisor KHNZ

Chrissy Taylor

Chrissy Taylor

Contract Nurse Educator KHNZ

Sandy Speedy

Sandy Speedy

Contract Nurse Educator KHNZ

Board Members

David Shearer

David Shearer

Board Chair

John Kearns

John Kearns

Auckland

Christine Prince

Christine Prince

Christchurch

Jo Denvir

Jo Denvir

Mara Fisher

Mara Fisher

Auckland

Assoc. Prof. Rachael Walker

Assoc. Prof. Rachael Walker

Maree Munro

Maree Munro