Chief Executive – Richard Chambers
Coming to HFNZ from Education; Richard has been Principal of Primary and Intermediate Schools in Southland, Otago and Canterbury. In his time within schools he has worked closely with communities and individuals as they have faced a variety of challenges. He holds a Master of Teaching and Learning and other teaching and leadership qualifications.
Joining HFNZ in 2014, Richard is excited by the opportunity to work for and with the diverse community that is HFNZ.
Richard enjoys creating new things , being involved with creative and passionate people, and being with his family; Noemi, Isabelle and Christopher as the children discover who they are.
Communications Manager – Phil Constable
Joining HFNZ in June 2015 to cover Parental Leave, Phil arrived by way of Marketing, Copywriting, and Social Media. He became permanent staff in March 2016.
With a background in Social Work and Information Design, along with a very useful Honours Degree in English Literature, Phil has a range of skills that help to enhance the work done by the team at HFNZ.
Outside of work Phil enjoys the rugby (watching not playing), test cricket, reading, reading, and reading, and his kids (not to mention the grand-kids, Cairo & Tommy, and the dogs, Edith & Pedro.)
Northern Outreach Worker – Nicky Hollings
Nicky has a passion for working with people and their families. After over 10 years a counsellor in the Alcohol and Drug field, where she felt privileged to be part of the process of people getting well, Nicky has joined the HFNZ team to be the Outreach Coordinator for the Northern Area.
Outside of work Nicky counts herself fortunate to have found a love for travel, as well as spending time with her family, which includes two gorgeous grandchildren. On occasion Nicky enjoys doing endurance cycling events, and spending as much time as she can in or on the ocean.
Central Outreach Worker – Lynne Campbell
Since April 2009, Lynne has worked with families as the Central Outreach Worker for the Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand providing education, support and advocacy. Her regional home base is in Wellington.
Lynne is a Registered Teacher with a background in Biology and Science teaching, as well as Transition/Careers Education at Secondary level. Lynne has also held dedicated Educational Guidance and advocacy roles managing both the quality of pastoral support and appropriateness of curriculum level and delivery to a diverse range of student groups and enrolment categories, including Adult students.
With a keen interest in genetics, a science background and transferrable guidance skills, Lynne has redirected her passion from working with students to helping people of all ages with rare inherited bleeding disorders.
Her interests outside of work include family, art, fashion, music plus regular voluntary work to raise funds for animal welfare.