This is Debbie's third term on the Northland DHB. She was a Government appointee in 2007-2010 and then chosen by the Northland community as a successful candidate in the 2013 and 2016 Northland DHB Elections.
Known as 'a voice for the community', Debbie is CEO of the Kaipara Community Health Trust and has NZ Institute of Directors training and is committed to Northland. She sits on several Northland funding boards and is passionate about social housing.
Raised in Ruawai, Debbie is married and lives on a dairy farm in Maungakaramea.