Team Responsibilities


Contact Details  

Karen Evison

Director, Strategy Planning and Funding

Karen is responsible for the planning and funding continuum, including strategic and annual planning, health needs assessment, prioritisation and programme development and service development through to funding and contracting, relationship management and performance monitoring.



Kathy Rex

Portfolio Manager for Primary Health 
This portfolio includes:
PHOs and other Primary Providers - Better, Sooner, More Convenient including Breast and Cervical Screening
Ambulatory Sensitive Hospitalisation
Community Pharmacy 
Clinical Pathways /Map of Medicine
Disease State Management (CVD, Diabetes, Asthma)
Regional Air Ambulance
Information Services Steering Committee 

Kathy is a representative on the Community & Public Health Advisory Committee

Lakes DHB representative on Southern Lakes Taupo Trust for Turangi Health Centre

Vanessa Russell

Portfolio Manager for Health of Older People 
This portfolio includes: 
Aged Residential Care
Long and Short Term Home and Community Support Services (AT&R), Allied Health & Community Rehabilitation)
Rheumatology and Orthotics
Support to Dementia / Alzheimer's, Stroke, Community Resources
Cancer Services including Palliative Care Services

Vanessa is a representative of the Disability Services Advisory Committee



Marita Ranclaud

Portfolio Manager for Mental Health and Addictions

This portfolio includes: 
Mental Health and Addictions across the age continuum
Primary Mental Health Initiatives
Suicide Prevention Pilot Project
Hunga Manaaki

Maori Provider Development Fund
White Paper Associate

Gareth Fannin

Portfolio Personal Health / Support Services
This portfolio includes: 

  • Acute and Elective Secondary / Tertiary hospital based services
    • Surgical / Medical / Cardiology / Sleep and Respiratory
    • Emergency Department
    • Ophthalmology / Urology / Bariatric
    • Inter District Flows
    • Elective and Ambulatory Initiative
  • Ambulatory Services
  • Laboratory Services
    • NZ Blood
  • Radiology
  • Renal
  • National Transport Assistance Programme (including Paimarie and Whare Manaaki)
  • White Paper Associate
  • Hospital Advisory Committee / Elective Services Steering Group / Laboratory Clinical Governance Committee
Pip King

Portfolio Manager for Maternal Child and Youth Health
This portfolio includes:

  • maternal health
  • child health
  • oral health
  • tobacco control
  • Public Health Nursing,
  • B4 Schools ,
  • Immunisation,
  • Universal New born heating screening,
  • Well Child Tamariki Ora,
  • Parenting and pregnancy information and education,
  • school health services,
  • youth health services
  • community paediatricians
  • Te Whanake maternal and child health governance
  • Western Heights Health Services
  • Fordlands and Mokoia Community Associations
  • Rheumatic Fever




21/12/2017 2:44 p.m.
Marieke Wass