Association Representatives

The country is divided into seven areas, which each have their own representative. In addition, there are student representatives for each of the three speech-language therapy training institutions in New Zealand.

NZSTA Area Representative Role & Responsibilities

Area Representatives

Northland/Tai Tokerau – Caroline Bartholomew


Auckland – Akshat Shah


Waikato / Bay of Plenty – Gwen Kerrison


Central – Elisa Mynen 

Wellington – Shannon Hennig


Canterbury – Kate Cook and Ruth Ramsey


Otago / Southland – Meryl Jones

Student Representatives

Massey University – Bo Young, Brianna Oosterbroek and Jacqui Morgan


The University of Auckland – Shauna Pali and Nicole Liley

University of Canterbury – Olivia Rozbicki and Charis Siow

National Private Practitioner Members' Rep

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Bridget McArthur to the position of National Private Practitioner Members’ Representative for the NZSTA. This is a exciting and dynamic role within the Association developed following a recommendation from the PP Membership Scoping and Recommendation working party 2013. For more information on the role, visit: National Private Practitioner Members’ Representative Role Description

Bridget is a private practitioner based in the Dunedin and she is also an active member of the NZSTA.