Be a sector representative
Those wanting to represent their sub-sector on the NGO Council need to be nominated by a registered NGO that receives Vote Health funding. Vacancies are notified several weeks ahead of each election.
Council representatives are unpaid, but can claim expenses related to their involvement on the Council.
Nominees for the Health & Disability NGO Council should meet the following criteria:
Be leaders within their agency and the health and disability NGO sector
Have their nomination supported by their agency
Be prepared to make a three-year commitment to the Council
Be able to attend Council meetings regularly
Be able to focus on the big picture and common issues
Be able to spend 1–3 hours per week on Network activities, such as contributing to projects, networking or planning the National Forum
Be willing to actively promote the NGO Health & Disability Network and its activities to other NGOs and relevant agencies.
Several NGO Council representatives are completing their second term of office and are ineligible to re-stand.
The vacancies are outlined below:
- Disability Support Services – Sonia Thursby, re-standing
- Maori Health – Donna Matahaere-Atariki, standing down
- Mental Health – Marion Blake, standing down
- Pacific Health – Pesio Ah-Honi, re-standing
- Personal Health – Catherine Marshall, standing down
- Public Health – Warren Lindberg, standing down