RN; Certificate in Cardio-thoracic & Vascular Nursing
MA, VUW Graduate School of Nursing; D.Nurs. University of Technology, Sydney 2004; Dip Bus (PMER), ADN
Executive Director of Nursing at Mercy Hospital and Health Services, Auckland 1988-1995.
Chief Nursing Executive CCDHB 1997 – 1999 Director of Nursing CCDHB 1999 – 2005
Extensive experience in both nursing leadership and governance roles in healthcare and education. Her governance roles include Lakes District Health Board (Rotorua) 1996-2000, Nursing Advocacy Board, 1998-2007 (Baltimore), Carmel College Auckland Board of Trustees 2005-2010 and Proprietors Board 2005-2013.
Senior lecturer in Health Care Practice, Auckland University of Technology (AUT) 2005-2014. At AUT University, Anita was Joint Head of Nursing in the School of Health Care Practice 2005 -2012.
Professor of Nursing and Midwifery at Gold Coast University Hospital (0.8) / Griffith University (0.2) February 2014 - present.