Our Trustees

Ms Kamiria Gosman (also known as Kim), RN, RM, Dip. ComH

Kim Gosman is of Nga Puhi, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairoa and Ngati Tautahi descent and has lived in the Central North Island Plateau for 31 years, currently residing in Turangi.

Kim resigned in March 2009 as Chief Executive Officer of Tuwharetoa Health Services; a position held for 15 years which included the development, implementation and provision of a range of community health services.

Kim has extensive experience and expertise in a range of disciplines, particularly in Women, Child and Family Health, Maori Health including the introduction of culturally safe practices and organisational management.

Kim partnered with Graeme Fenton General Practitioner of Moerewa as Directors of Rural Health for the North Island within the newly founded Institute of Rural Health. During the three year term Graeme and Kim worked with Doctor Pat Farry, Director of Rural Health South Island and Jean Ross, Nurse Educator and Doctor Martin London of the Centre for Rural Health in Christchurch.

Key achievements during this period were raising the profile of rural health within the Ministry of Health, representation on key committees responsible for the Rural Premium currently available to rural general practices and the document Implementing Primary Health in Rural New Zealand.

Kim has worked as a Nurse Educator at Waikato Hospital and was a foundation Tutor at Parumoana Polytechnic now known as Whitireia in Porirua.

Kim is a member of Te Kaunihera O Neehi Maori, was a foundation member and inaugural Vice-President of the College of Nurses Aotearoa for five years and Secretary of the Hutt Valley Branch of the New Zealand Nurses Association.

Kim is committed to supporting and retaining services for the health and well-being of people living and working in rural New Zealand and in particular, general practices in the southern North Island.

Mrs Sherrill Dackers, M.N.Z.M.

Lives in Opononi, South Hokianga. National President of Rural Women New Zealand, 2004 – 2007, and National Councillor for the Kaurilands Region of Rural Women New Zealand – Pukekawa to Cape Reinga –1999-2004. She spent five years as the Health Convenor during which time she presented the Rural Women New Zealand Rural Health Survey in 2001. Currently Trustee and Chair of the Rural Support Trust – Northland and Chair of the Northland Drought Committee. Also, acts as a layperson on the Nursing Council of New Zealand Competency Review panel. Member of the now defunct Consumer Reference Group for Breastscreen New Zealand and the Cervical Programme and served as a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for the Implementation of the Extension of Breastscreening to the ages 45 to 69 years.

Mr Karl Metzler

Karl is currently Chief Executive of Gore Health Limited in Southland. Gore Health employs 100 staff and is responsible for operating a 20 bed hospital, accident and emergency, general practice and dental surgery. Prior to this Karl was based in Auckland as National Workforce Development Manager of Te Pou, National Centre for Research, Information and Workforce Development. Previous to this he was employed by the Southland District Health Board, as a Clinical Psychologist and later as Manager of Community Mental Health. He holds a Postgraduate diploma in Management Studies from the School of Management at Waikato University.